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Job Summary

A postdoctoral position is available immediately for an individual with a Ph.D. or equivalent degree to carry out studies of pancreatic islet beta cell function, with a focus on oscillations.

Qualified candidates will have experience with live cell imaging techniques utilizing fluorescence microscopy and image analysis, fura-2 calcium imaging, and FRET. Hands on experience with molecular and cell biology protocols, and basic biochemical assays, especially those pertaining to studying metabolism or ion channel function will also be desirable. Experience with tissue culture, measurements of hormone secretion, transducing cells with adenoviruses, and using gene silencing approaches would be attributes as well. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have experience with patch clamp electrophysiology. 

Interested individuals should provide a letter stating their background and experience, include a copy of their current curriculum vita, and list the names of 3 people who can provide letters of recommendation.

Please contact:

Dr. Leslie S. Satin


Professor of Pharmacology


Investigator, Brehm Diabetes Center

Kellogg Eye Center, Rm. 5128

University of Michigan Medical School

1000 Wall St.

Ann Arbor, MI 48108

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