Available Postdoctoral Positions at OUHSC

Below are some of the postdoctoral positions available at OUHSC. Please note that this list is NOT comprehensive. If you do not see a position in your area of interest, you should directly contact OUHSC faculty who are working in your research area(s) to inquire about possible positions.

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Postdoctoral position

Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Description: A postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the College of Pharmacy, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City. The research project focuses on studying the immunomodulatory activity of Toll-like receptor 4-interacting SPA4 peptide in cell culture and animal models of infectious and inflammatory diseases.

Name of the PI: Shanjana Awasthi, Ph.D.

Requirements: Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Microbiology/Immunology/Biochemistry, or a related field in Biological Sciences with peer-reviewed publication(s). Prior experience and training with at least three of the following is preferred: immunology, microbiology, biochemistry, molecular and cell biology methods, or pulmonary biology. Experience in working with mouse models is a plus. Competitive candidates are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills, to be organized, and to work easily with others in the laboratory as a team player.

Additional information: Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references in a single PDF file to Dr. Shanjana Awasthi at Shanjana-Awasthi@ouhsc.edu.

Posted: November 28, 2017


Postdoctoral Research Fellow  

Department – Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy

Description – A position for a postdoctoral fellow with no more than three years of prior post-doctoral training is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Carol Webb in the Department of Medicine Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy.We are seeking a highly motived postdoctoral fellow to work on an R01 funded project that will define the molecular events that link the transcription factor ARID3a with interferon alpha production in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Requirements – Applicants should hold a PhD and/or an MD and have a strong molecular biology and immunology background.Experience with multi-color flow cytometry, molecular biology (qPCR, next gen sequencing techniques, western blotting, etc), standard immunological and tissue culture techniques is preferred.Experience with human immunology and humanized mouse models is also desirable.The successful candidate must have strong oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, a demonstrable publication record in immunology or molecular biology and must be able to effectively communicate in English.

Additional Information:Applicant should email a cover letter describing their research interests, a CV, and names and contact information of three references to Dr. Webb at carol-webb@ouhsc.edu.

Posted: January 1, 2018 

Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Department: Physiology and Oklahoma Center for Neuroscience
  • Description:  A Post-Doctoral Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Beverley Greenwood-Van Meerveld, Ph.D. within the Department of Physiology and Oklahoma Center for Neuroscience at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  My laboratory focuses on the neuronal mechanisms linking stress-induced visceral pain to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).  Two key projects in the laboratory that are of particular importance are i) the effect of early life stress on abdominal pain in adulthood, and ii) the role of the amygdala in stress-induced visceral pain.  To do so, we study rat models of stress and its effect on visceral pain using behavioral, pharmacological, molecular and imaging techniques. The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center provides post-doctoral fellows with a unique opportunity to develop a wide variety of skills and the research performed in my laboratory serves to bridge the gap between basic and translational research to enhance the understanding of gastrointestinal diseases. 
  • Requirements: We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a strong background in epigenetics, who is capable of generating and publishing high quality data.  The candidate must have a Ph.D. with strong bench laboratory experience, and a proven track record in molecular techniques and working.  The successful candidate must have strong written communication skills and must be able to effectively communicate in English.
  • Additional Information (including how to apply): Please send an email to Beverley-Greenwood@ouhsc.edu for details.

Contact Information:

Beverley Greenwood-Van Meerveld, Ph.D., FACG, AGAF 

Director, Oklahoma Center for Neuroscience 

Presbyterian Health Foundation Endowed Professor of Neuroscience

Professor of Physiology

Adjunct Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences 

Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences 

VA Career Scientist

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and VA Medical Center 

Tel. 405 456 3547

Fax.405 290 1719

Application Deadline: Position open until filled.

Posted: November 28, 2017

Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Three Positions Available)
  • Department: Medicine, Surgery, and the Stephenson Cancer Center (SCC)
  • Description: Three post-doctoral fellow positions are open immediately in Dr. Min Li's lab in the Department of Medicine, Department of Surgery at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) and the Stephenson Cancer Center (SCC). Our projects include molecular mechanisms and translational research on pancreatic cancer, other GI cancers and brain tumor (PNAS 2007; Clin Can Res 2009, 2010; EMBO Mol Med 2013; Oncogene 2014, etc). 
  • Requirements: The successful candidates must be highly self-motivated with a strong background in molecular biology and cell biology. Experience with mouse models is preferred. Experience in pharmacology, or bioinformatics is also welcomed. The candidate will work with an established investigator (supported by multiple NIH/NCI R01 grants and private funding), and as well as a strong clinical team (including surgeons and gastroenterologists). The successful candidate will get a competitive stipend and have access to state-of the art facilities, both at the OUHSC and the Stephenson Cancer Center. 
  • Additional Information (including how to apply): Please submit your CV, a research summary, and names and addresses of three references via email to: Frieda-Hindman@ouhsc.edu

Contact Name: Min Li, PhD

Contact Information:

Min Li, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Surgery, and Cell Biology

Virginia Kerley Cade Endowed Chair in Cancer Treatment

Director of GI Cancer Research, Department of Medicine

Vice Chair for Research, Department of Surgery

TSET Cancer Research Scholar, Stephenson Cancer Center

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Website: https://www.oumedicine.com/internalmedicine/department-sections/hematology-oncology/hematology-oncology---min-li-ph-d-research-lab

Administrative Assistant:

Frieda Hindman

Phone: (405) 271-3735

Email: Frieda-Hindman@ouhsc.edu

Application Deadline: Position open until filled.

Posted: December 11, 2017


Senior Postdoctoral Research Position

Position #3989

Molecular Cardiovascular and Renal Research

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

A senior Postdoctoral Research position is available for studying molecular mechanism of cardiovascular and renal diseases in the Department of Physiology University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. This position is sponsored by the NIH-funded projects.Salaries are competitive and fringe benefits include health insurance coverage for family.The incumbent will join a dynamic research team that stands in the forefront of cardiovascular and renal research.This position may have opportunity for advancement and promotion based on accomplishments of first 3 years. This position is ideal for a highly motivated individual who would like to prepare himself/herself for an independent faculty position.

This Postdoctoral Fellow will receive training in a wide array of genetic, molecular, biochemical, and integrative physiological methods to investigate cardiovascular and renal functions and diseases.Current areas of research emphasis include 1) Molecular mechanism of hypertension, 2) Molecular and stem cell therapy for cardiovascular disease, and 3) Molecular mechanisms of aging-related renal injury.Studies are conducted in genetically engineered rodent models.

Candidates must have a PhD, MD or comparable degree with an interest in cellular/molecular cardiovascular or renal research. Prior experience and training with at least three of the followings is preferred: epigenetics, autophagy, stem cell biology, molecular therapy, viral vectors, renal tubule epithelial cell biology, proteomics, vascular biology, or cardiovascular/renal physiology. Our laboratories are housed in the state-of-the-art Biomedical Research Center Building with excellent core facilities.

Applicants should send curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and career goals, and the names of three references to: Dr. Zhongjie Sun, Department of Physiology, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, USA.E-mail: zhongjie-sun@ouhsc.edu.

Posted: November 28, 2017

Postdoctoral position:

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Description: A postdoctoral research fellow position is available in Dr. Hibah Awwad’s laboratory at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Oklahoma City, OK.  The postdoctoral fellow will join the collaborative scientific team of Dr. Vibhudutta Awasthi, Dr. Kelly Standifer and Dr. Hibah Awwad to work on a 3- year DoD-funded project. The overall focus of the project is to test the efficacy of a pharmacotherapeutic agent in a combined polytrauma rodent model that involves traumatic brain injury and hemorrhagic shock. The postdoctoral fellow will enjoy a collegial scientific atmosphere with state-of-the-art equipment on the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC). In addition to the opportunity to expand their scientific and laboratory skills during their postdoctoral training, the postdoctoral fellow will have a variety of services offered through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

Name of PI: Hibah O. Awwad, Ph.D.

Requirements: Applicant must hold a recently completed Ph.D., M.D. or D.V.M. (received within last 1- 2 years) and have a strong background in neuroscience and/or neuropharmacology. Excellent oral and written communication skills, organization skills, and demonstrable publication record in the fields of neuroscience, neurotrauma and neuropharmacology is required. The successful candidate must be able to perform survival surgery, neurobehavioral and cognitive tests in rodents. Experience with neuroimaging techniques, immunohistochemistry and molecular biology is a plus. The successful candidate must be fluent in English.

For more information on our laboratory and recent publications, please see: http://pharmacy.ouhsc.edu/

Additional Information (including how to apply): Please submit your CV, research summary and contact information for three references directly to Dr. Hibah Awwad at hawwad@ouhsc.edu

Application Deadline: Position open until filled.

Posted: 9/7/2017

Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Positions: Wet Lab and Computational

Cytokines in Immunity, Stem Cells and Tissue Repair

Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Lionel Ivashkiv at the Hospital for Special Surgery/Weill Cornell Medicine to study signaling, transcriptional, and epigenetic regulation of macrophages and their function in inflammation, tissue repair and autoimmune disease pathogenesis. Experimental approaches will include generation and/or computational analysis of genome-wide data sets of gene expression, transcription factor binding, and chromatin accessibility and structure. Available projects include investigation of interferons, cytokine regulation of crosstalk between immune and stromal cells including mesenchymal stem cells and iPSCs, and CRISPR-mediated functional analysis of gene enhancers. The (patho) physiological importance of gene regulatory mechanisms will be investigated using precision medicine approaches with patient samples, and animal models of inflammatory and musculoskeletal diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, osteoarthritis, and tendon and ligament degeneration.

The Hospital for Special Surgery is affiliated with, adjacent to Weill Cornell Medical College, and embedded in a vibrant research environment encompassing Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Rockefeller University.

A Ph.D. degree in immunology, musculoskeletal biology, computational biology, or related fields is required. Experience in genomics or musculoskeletal tissue repair models would be helpful. Competitive benefit package will be offered including health and dental insurance. Interested applicants should email a curriculum vitae and a brief description of research experience to Lionel Ivashkiv (ivashkivlab@gmail.com).

Posted: November 8, 2017

Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Position: Vetenskapsradet- Karolinska Institute 

I am looking for a highly motivated Post-Doc for a project dedicated to elucidate the communication of neutrophils with other immune cells. The candidate should have a solid background in biochemistry, proteomics, and bioinformatics. In previous studies we elucidated the importance of neutrophils and their secretory products in acute and chronic vascular diseases (Drechsler et al., Circulation, 2010; Soehnlein et al., Sci Transl Med, 2011; Alard et al., Science Translation Medicine, 2015; Ortega-Gomez et al., Circulation, 2016; Soehnlein et al., Nat Rev Immunol, 2017). The position is financed by the Swedish Vetenskapradet for a maximum of 4 years and is based in my new laboratory at the Karolinksa Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. 

If you are interested in this position please send your application (CV, motivation letter, two reference letters) to Oliver Soehnlein oliver.soehnlein@gmail.com 

Posted: November 8, 2017