#6194 Postdoctoral Associate – Systems Neuroscience of Energy Balance and Obesity

The Jackson Laboratory
Job Location
600 Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
$50,000 - 70,000

Comprehensive benefit package.

Job Description

The O’Connell Lab at The Jackson Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate in systems neuroscience of obesity and energy balance. Projects exploit genetically diverse mouse populations and environmental manipulations to investigate the impact of diet and body weight on the neural circuits that regulate appetite and energy expenditure. We use slice electrophysiology, in vivo Ca2+ imaging, and “-omics” approaches to identify factors that are involved in the CNS response to obesogenic environment at the molecular, cellular, and systems levels.


Ability to plan, execute and analyze an independent research project as well as exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Preference given to self-motivated and career oriented individuals.

Required qualifications include a PhD or MD in Neuroscience or a related field and a commitment to solving biological problems. Expertise in scientific programming languages including R, C/C++, Ruby, Perl, or Java is recommended. Expertise in neurological disease is desired but not required.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit (1) a cover letter describing past research accomplishments, research interests, and career goals, (2) a current CV, and (3) the contact information of three references, as one PDF file. Apply online at http://www.jax.org/careers/postdoc.html. Select link for Bar Harbor position #6194.

About Our Organization

The Jackson Laboratory (http://www.jax.org) in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA, is recognized internationally for its excellence in research (e.g. The Nathan Shock Aging Center and Center for Novel Alzheimer’s Disease Models), unparalleled mouse resources, outstanding training environment characterized by scientific collaboration, and exceptional core services - all within a spectacular setting adjacent to Acadia National Park. Translational research collaborations in genomics-based, personalized medicine are fostered through our JAX Genomic Medicine campus in Farmington, CT. In addition to lab-based training, JAX has developed a unique program for trainees to expand their professional skills in science communication, entrepreneurship, teaching, mentoring and laboratory management to best prepare postdocs for future career opportunities.

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