This position will support investigations that focus on understanding various aspects of beta cell biology and the molecular mechanisms that govern growth and survival of islet beta-and alpha cells during diabetogenic conditions. Additional areas of investigation include the understanding of the long-term effects of the fetal environment on pancreatic beta cell function. The successful candidate should have a scientific background in molecular and cell biology and demonstrated scientific problem-solving ability and creativity. Experience using animal models and in vitro experiments. Our lab has a highly collaborative and nurturing environment with a vibrant group of senior scientists, graduate students, and Postdoctoral fellows. As you can appreciate by our publications, I have a long-term record of successful postdoctoral fellows that are now on respected positions in academia and industry and I am always fully committed to advance the career of my trainees through teaching, mentoring and scientific training.