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 & Sciences University. A major focus in our group is examining the reciprocal relationship between obesity-associated changes in metabolism & systemic inflammation and infectious diseases. Current projects study the impact of obesity in nonhuman primate models of HIV and SARS-CoV-2. 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, and microbiome analysis. In addition, there will be extensive ex-vivo analysis of organ specific metabolism (ie pancreas, brain, fat, liver) to generate molecular mechanistic data as well as transcriptomic data analysis from single cell and single nuclei RNAseq data sets.
Responsibilities will include:
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