Postdoctoral Positions In Diabetes &Associated Metabolic Disorders Research

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Postdoctoral Positions In Diabetes &Associated Metabolic Disorders Research

Postdoctoral Positions In Diabetes And Associated Metabolic Disorders Research

The Spanish Biomedical Research Centre in Diabetes and Associated Metabolic Disorder (CIBERDEM) is a public research consortium which was founded on December 3rd, 2007, and is financed by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII) and the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (MICINN).

CIBERDEM is made up of 31 research groups based in different hospitals, universities and research centres throughout Spain. The main aim of CIBERDEM is to promote research into diabetes and associated metabolic disorders. The major research areas covered include:

- To identify the genes which predispose to these diseases and the environmental factors which contribute to their development.

- To discover the molecular mechanisms involved in the alteration of insulin secretion and signalling.

- To determine the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in the formation and destruction of pancreatic beta cells and to study strategies for substitution of this cell mass.

- To investigate the signals which link obesity and diabetes.

- To conduct research into the complications of diabetes and associated metabolic disorders.

CIBERDEM provides its research groups with the infrastructure and laboratory personnel to carry out their scientific initiatives and gives support to facilitate collaboration among the researchers in order to reinforce existing synergies and forge new ones.

Additionally, CIBERDEM lays a particular emphasis on translational research, always having a view towards transfer of the research conducted to clinical applications and practices.

Experienced researchers working for at least 24 months at a non-Spanish research organization are eligible to apply for a fellowship from the CIBERDEM Incoming Mobility Program (CIMP) to take trans-national placements at the research centers members of the CIBERDEM consortium.

Applicants must have a PhD at the time of their registration, and a strong background in the diabetes area. Written and spoken English is essential. The positions are for two years and include travel and mobility allowances.

Deadline for applications: October 17th, 2011

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