The laboratory of Michael Schwartz, Gregory Morton and Jarrad Scarlett in the Department of Medicine, at the University of Washington is looking for a highly, motivated postdoctoral research fellow to join the laboratory to participate in research on obesity and diabetes. The laboratory focuses on the role of the brain in the regulation energy homeostasis and glucose metabolism and how defects in brain signaling contribute to the pathogenesis of obesity and diabetes. To accomplish this, the laboratory uses cutting edge technologies including state-of-the-art neuroscience approaches, such as optogenetics, chemogenetics, and fiber photometry, with viral, genetics and immunohistochemical techniques in combination with comprehensive rodent metabolic phenotyping. These techniques have been used to identify neurocircuits within the hypothalamus that respond to changes in stored energy, nutrient availability, or perceived changes in energy needs and activate autonomic and behavioral responses that alter food intake, energy expenditure and circulating availability of fuels including glucose.
The Schwartz/Morton/Scarlett laboratory is located in the UW Medicine Diabetes Institute at the University of Washington South Lake Union campus in Seattle, WA. Additional information at the lab can be found at:
Applicants should have a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D., degree and experience in metabolism and neuroscience research. To apply, email your CV and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org