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Postdoctoral Scholar - Novo Nordisk/Seldin Lab

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $64,480-$77,327. See Table Postdoctoral Scholar Experienced-Based Salary for the salary range for this position.

Application Window

Open date: July 1, 2024

Next review date: Wednesday, Jul 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Dec 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Seldin lab at UC Irvine is jointly recruiting a postdoctoral fellow in collaboration with the Diabetes division at Novo Nordisk in Copenhagen, Denmark. The nature of this collaboration involves a dynamic and innovative research group dedicated to unraveling the molecular underpinnings of metabolic diseases. We operate at the intersection of biochemistry, molecular biology, and translational medicine, striving to identify novel therapeutic targets for the treatment of metabolic disorders. By employing cutting-edge technologies and multidisciplinary approaches, we aim to make significant contributions to the field of metabolic research. Specifically, the individual will work to characterize the roles of new endocrine proteins which are computationally predicted to act on pathways relevant for metabolic disease. The individual hired under this mechanism will primarily be based out of Irvine, but should be able to travel routinely to Copenhagen to facilitate active collaboration. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a collaborative and stimulating environment, contributing to groundbreaking discoveries with the potential to translate into clinical applications.

Key Responsibilities:
-Design and execute experiments to screen soluble proteins in cellular and animal models of metabolic diseases.
-Employ state-of-the-art biochemical and molecular biology techniques to analyze protein function and regulation.
-Characterize identified proteins using a variety of assays, including but not limited to, protein-protein interaction studies, enzymatic assays, and functional assays in cellular and animal models.
-Collaborate with team members to understand computational approaches detailing identification of organ signaling mechanisms and related outcomes
-Collaborate with team members to integrate findings into broader research projects and contribute to the development of therapeutic strategies.
-Maintain detailed records of experimental procedures, results, and analyses.
-Present research findings at internal meetings, conferences, and scientific seminars.
Contribute to the preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
-Willingness to travel between Irvine and Copenhagen 1-2 times per year


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D.) or the foreign equivalent is required.

Applicant can either have their PhD at the time of the application OR they could be working towards the PhD.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form - All applicants of academic positions at the University of California, Irvine must download, complete, sign, and upload the following form with their application: Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form

  • Copy of Valid Passport

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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About UC Irvine

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC anti-discrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA