The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) is located 12 miles west of the OHSU main campus, and sits on 162 acres of land featuring forested areas, research and administration buildings, indoor and outdoor animal housing, a pond, and 2-mile perimeter walking path. Our mission is to improve human health and the quality of life through the support of nonhuman primate research programs that advance our knowledge of the causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of debilitating diseases.
The laboratory of Dr. Paul Kievit has a postdoctoral position available in the Division of Cardiometabolic Health at the Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University. A major focus in our group is studying the impact of environmental conditions on early life and the link to health/disease in childhood and adult life, often referred to as the Developmental Origin of Health and Disease (DOHaD) hypothesis. We have funding to study the impact of obesity, gastric bypass surgery and/or exposure to diabetic treatment drugs in a nonhuman primate model on maternal health, pregnancy, fetal development, and early childhood development. All studies depend on a highly collaborative work environment within the lab, ONPRC, and external collaborators. The experiments proposed include physiological measurements of metabolism to examine glucose and insulin homeostasis, measurements of body composition, serum profiles, monitoring of pregnancy and fetal growth via ultrasound, and microbiome analysis. In addition, there will be extensive ex-vivo analysis of organ specific metabolism (i.e. pancreas, brain, fat, liver) to generate molecular mechanistic data.
Responsibilities will include:
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