Penn State Hershey, College of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to investigate the role of macrophages in diabetic kidney disease in the laboratory of Dr. Alaa Awad. The immediate career goals for this position are to develop the skills necessary to become an independent investigator. The candidate will work with animal models relevant to a human disease, using multiple experimental techniques including cell culture, flow cytometry, PCR-based assays, histological and morphometric analysis, immunohistochemistry and work with laboratory animals, including genetic approaches using knockout and transgenic mice, surgery, and cell transfer studies. The position will present every week at laboratory meetings and periodically at institutional conferences and at National and International meetings, and is expected to write manuscripts. Candidates must have MD and/or PhD and a strong background in immunology, diabetes and working with small animal models. Candidates must send curriculum vitae and list of three references to Alaa Awad, M.D., FASN, Penn State, College of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, MC H040, PO Box 850, Hershey, PA 17033 or email to ASA17@psu.edu. Materials accepted until position is filled.