T32 Research Fellow – Bergman Lab – Diabetes & Obesity

Principal Investigator, Richard Bergman, PhD, is looking for a T32 Research Fellow to join the team!

At the Bergman Laboratory in the Cedars-Sinai Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute, we are studying the relationships between obesity, insulin resistance, and diabetes. We are examining the mechanisms by which increased stored fat reduces the sensitivity of tissues, especially skeletal muscle and fat, to the hormone insulin. We are studying why resistance to the hormone insulin predisposes individuals to diabetes mellitus, defined as increased blood glucose. Our goal is to identify compounds or procedures that can reduce obesity or that can suppress the linkage between obesity and insulin resistance, and between insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes.

To learn more about Dr. Bergman’s Lab, please visit Bergman Research Lab | Cedars-Sinai

Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?

As a NIH/NHLBI T32-supported Research Fellow, you will work independently and in consultation with the Principal Investigator (PI) as well as other Research Scientists to perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period. You may develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols, participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author, and operate and maintain equipment and instrument.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interpret data for analysis and troubleshooting in areas of biochemistry, cell culture, RNAi, in vivo, and microscopy imaging.
  • Present and disseminate research through oral presentations.
  • Writes original research articles for publication in scientific journals.
  • Designs and performs experiments. Will keep appropriate experimental records and documentation, as well as analyze the results in collaboration with PI.
  • Presence and participation required at lab meetings and conferences.
  • Participates in training of laboratory staff and junior lab members.
  • Assists PI to write IACUC study protocols and may assist in preparation of grant proposals, but is not responsible for generating grant funds.
  • Works with large animals and help with surgical procedures, as needed.


  • Doctorate (MD or PhD) in area directly related to field of research specialization required.

Experience and Skills:

  • Acquires technical and theoretical knowledge of research project and objectives during one to five (1-5) year post-doctoral appointment.
  • One (1) year of technical and theoretical knowledge of research project and objectives, preferably as part of a post-doctoral appointment.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, analysis and operation, as well as knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of specialized equipment.
  • Works independently on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) within area of specialization.

Working Title: T32 Research Fellow – Bergman Lab – Diabetes & Obesity
Department: BMS – General
Business Entity: Academic / Research
Job Category: Academic/Research
Job Specialty: Postdoctoral
Position Type: Full-time
Shift Length: 8 hour shift
Shift Type: Day
Base Pay:$64,500.00 – $93,600.00

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