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Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center

Job and Training Opportunities

Please contact the Center Administrator (dgibson@bu.edu) if you have a position (faculty or other) or training opportunity related to nutrition and/or obesity that you would like to post here.



Senior Research Technician, Obesity Research

(posted 1/7/15)

Individual must have a minimum of a B.S. and at least 2-3 years of research experience, including cell culture and basic molecular and biochemical methods. Responsibilities include lab management of the Adipose Biology and Nutrient Metabolism Core (50%) and research projects. The Core role requires experience in cell culture, working with human adipose tissues, blood and cells, training users in basic methods, setting up new methods in collaboration with the PI, maintaining lab records including ordering/budgets, and regulatory requirements (lab safety, radioisotopes). May also involve working on experiments with rodents (mice, rats). Excellent organizational skills and ability to work as a team member with students, post-doctoral fellows and collaborating PIs. Knowledge of metabolism and cell biology, the fields of diabetes/obesity, and a Master’s degree or higher a plus. Salary depends on level of experience.

For more information, contact sfried@bu.edu

Link to apply: http://jobs.bmc.org/job/boston/senior-research-technician-endo-research-40-hours-days/193/14127


Post-doctoral Fellowships in Systems Science in Obesity and Public Health

(posted 12/13/14)
New Deadline: January 31, 2015



Postdoctoral Fellowship in Obesity Prevention Research

(posted 9/8/2014)

Applications from candidates with an MD or doctoral degree, such as a ScD or PhD, or in research phase of doctoral program are encouraged to apply. The Research Fellow will perform research under the guidance of a faculty mentor, Dr. Jason Block, in the Department of Population Medicine (DPM), working on an NIH-funded grant with a primary purpose to explore the relationship between residential and workplace proximity to food establishments and BMI. The database that will be utilized for this study is the Framingham Heart Study. S/he will be responsible for analyses and manuscript writing for existing research questions and independently determining new research questions.

Full job description and instructions for applying can be found here:

http://populationmedicine.org/general/career-opportunities

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Postdoctoral Fellowships in Metabolism, Endocrinology and Obesity at the Boston University School of Medicine

(posted 6/11/2014)

Applicants with MD, PhD or MD/PhD degrees are encouraged to apply for postdoctoral training and positions are available as soon as July 1, 2014. Successful applicants will join a lab of one of an outstanding group of internationally known investigators at an institution with an exceptionally strong record of accomplishment in the broad area of metabolic disease, both basic and translational aspects. The positions are funded by a NIH sponsored training grant (T32) under the leadership of Neil Ruderman, MD, DPhil, Director, Susan K Fried, PhD and Paul F. Pilch, PhD, co-directors. Funds can only be used for US Citizens or permanent residents. Detailed information on possible mentors and links/descriptions of the individual mentors’ research are listed at t32endo.org.

Candidates are asked to submit a CV, 3 letters of recommendation and indicate their specific interests and the name of the mentor by whom they wish to have their credentials initially evaluated. Please see further details at t32endo.org.


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