The Japan Diabetes Society




Post-doctoral opportunities in Islet Cell Transplantation Research in Texas

Baylor Research Institute at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas is seeking highly motivated Scientists / Surgeons at the level of Associate / Assistant Investigator level and at Post-doctoral fellow level. Baylor is a recognized world leader in islet transplantation research.The team has numerous external grant awards including from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. We average some 30 publications per year. We are actively performing,

1.Human allogeneic transplantation to treat type 1 diabetic patients under FDA-supervised research protocols
2.Human autologous islet transplantation to treat Chronic Pancreatitis
3.Human pancreatic islet isolations for research
4.Basic islet research using mouse models and cell lines
5.Extensive applied immunology research for allo and autologous transplantation

Baylor has a state-of-the art cGMP clean room facility to perform human islet isolations and a well equipped research facility. Our center is also actively collaborating with Institute of Biomedical studies at Baylor University for academic appointments / activities.

Ideal candidates will have an M.D. and / or Ph.D. with a strong background in islet biology, cell biology, immunology and a good publication record. Strong problem solving skills, creative thinking and the ability to write grants will be a plus. Financial support for this position is included. Baylor Research Institute will assist the successful applicant in obtaining necessary visa.

The exciting work will be guided by multidisciplinary collaborations with top scientists in transplantation, immunology, autoimmunity, diabetes at Baylor Research Institute.

To apply please send your CV, a brief statement of research interests and contact information for three references.

Marlon Levy, MD, FACS.
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Bashoo Naziruddin, PhD.
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