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Tel-Hai College and MIGAL - Galillee Research Institute, Israel: Postdoctoral position in Circadian Physiology

(posted 2017-10-18)


A three-year postdoctoral position is currently available in the laboratory of Dr. Roee Gutman, Unit of Integrative Physiology, MIGAL – Galillee Research Institute, Israel (http://www.migal.org.il/Roee-Gutman).

The successful candidate will lead a research project aimed at evaluating the metabolic cost of entrainment of the endogenous circadian clock to the environmental photic cycle under obesogenic conditions. We plan to compare responses to a high-fat and low-fat diet under several light regimens with different period length. Under these conditions, we will compare the rate of obesity and metabolic syndrome, along with parameters related to energy and circadian homeostasis such as energy intake and expenditure, locomotor activity, circulating hormones and metabolites, and expression levels of genes related to energy and circadian homeostasis.

The successful candidate will be expected to produce first authored papers, develop synergistic projects and assist with training graduate students in the lab. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., physiology and behavior) and a demonstrated experience in relevant skills, such as the collection and analysis of indirect calorimetry and locomotor activity circadian data.

This is a one-year, full-time position with the possibility of renewal for a total of three years, pending satisfactory performance. The position start date is somewhat flexible, but we hope to employ someone by the end of 2017.

To apply for this position, please submit a PDF containing: 1) a letter of interest describing relevant experience, goals, and research interests, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) names and e-mail addresses for three or more references. Please submit the PDF to Dr. Roee Gutman (roeeg@migal.org.il).