The Pierre laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is actively recruiting a post-doctoral fellow to join our growing research program. We are seeking highly motivated candidates who have recently completed their PhD within the areas of nutritional science, biochemistry, intestinal physiology, or host-microbe interactions or related fields.
Our research centers on nutrition and microbial-host interactions that shape metabolic response and risk of metabolic diseases. We utilize preclinical models that include in vivo parenteral and enteral nutrition, diet studies, bariatric surgery, gnotobiotic approaches, and in vitro enteroid technologies. The ideal candidate will contribute to project areas that may include: 1) the composition of parenteral and enteral nutrition on hepatic disease and gut-liver axis in adult and pediatric animals and 2) dietary interventions to optimize weight loss and body composition following bariatric surgery intervention. Individuals with flow cytometry experience or expertise in microbiome and metabolomic computation and analysis are also encouraged to apply.
Successful candidates will have the ability to develop their own independent research project or area within our laboratory and have access to funds for professional development opportunities and travel. Professional development includes assistance with NIH fellowship application, mock study sections, preparing an individual development plan, chalk talk preparation, and guided training on submitting competitive research funding. This position is supported through the NIH NIDDK T32 Metabolism and Nutrition Training Program: https://nutrisci.wisc.edu/nih-training-grant/trainingprogram/
Individuals will be compensated with a competitive salary above the NIH standard.
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Per NIH T32 requirements, positions are open only to U.S. citizens and non-citizen nationals.
Interested candidates should contact Dr. Pierre by email at [email protected].