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All over the world, Pfizer colleagues are working together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Each position at Pfizer touches and contributes to the success of our business and our world. That’s why, as one of the global leaders in the biopharmaceutical industry, Pfizer is committed to seeking out inspired new talent who share our core values and mission of making the world a healthier place.
We are seeking an enthusiastic independent scientist with a demonstrated track record in basic or translational endocrinology and metabolism sciences, interested in pursuing an academic style Postdoctoral Fellowship in an industry setting.
The scientific focus relates to the pathophysiology of obesity. Specifically, the goal is to build a deep mechanistic understanding of novel jejunal nutrient sensing and signaling pathways that underlie the gut-brain axis to regulate caloric intake and metabolism. Timely publication in prestigious journals and presentation of research at internal and external meetings is actively encouraged.
The candidate will have daily interactions with creative and innovative scientists in a supportive environment for rigorous scientific training. Mentorship is focused on nurturing skills to enable development as an independent scientific investigator. Strong self-motivation, excellent communication interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team is essential.
-conceptualize and design experiments to perform cutting edge research to uncover novel biological mechanisms regulating energy homeostasis
-organize and conduct in vivo/ ex vivo studies independently (including preparation, data collection, interpretation, and presentation)
-author manuscripts for quality publications in top-tier journals.
-attend and present at international meetings and collaborate across groups in the research unit.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
PhD related to biological sciences with 0-2 years experience. A strong background in endocrinology and metabolism is preferred but not mandatory. Candidate should have a strong understanding of the functioning of the gastrointestinal system. A proven track record of publishing in top tier journals is required.
TECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
Hands-on experience with in vivo rodent experimentation, general molecular biology (PCR), protein detection (ELISA, Western blot) and immunohistological skills. Experience in imaging techniques is a plus.
PHYSICAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Flexible working hours.
Handling human tissues.
EEO & Employment Eligibility
Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.http://www.academicjobstoday.com/jobdetail-67318-Postdoctoral%20Fellow,%20CVMED%20Enteroendocrine%20and%20Central%20Regulation%20of%20Metabolism%20Research%20Unit