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Employment Opportunities

A position is available at the post-doctoral level. Our genetic and genomic studies are providing many clues to novel genes in relation to diabetes. We wish to test hypotheses from these analyses regarding the potential roles of these genes in diabetes susceptibility. We are especially interested in scholars with a strong background in metabolism and excellent quantitative skills. Applicants should have a strong publication record and an interest in pursuing research in gene function in relation to diabetes.

Applicants with strength and interest in the following areas listed below are encouraged to apply.

  • Lipid and carbohydrate metabolism
  • Hormone receptors and signaling pathways
  • Regulation of the cell cycle and cell proliferation
  • Beta cell biology
  • Insulin secretion and nutrient sensing
  • Network modeling of complex biological systems
  • Quantitative trait locus genetics
  • Microarray analysis in relation to disease susceptibility

Our team conducts research in whole animals and cell lines. We study gene function by expressing genes using adenoviruses and in transgenic and knockout mouse models. Together with a team of statisticians, we model gene networks and make predictions of genes that might be at the bottlenecks in pathways related to diabetes.

Please send a CV and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 references to:

Alan D. Attie, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Biochemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison
433 Babcock Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
Email: adattie@wisc.edu