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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 Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Department: Physiology
  • Description: One NIH funded postdoc. position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Hui-Ying Lim in the Department of Physiology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC). The Lim lab studies the molecular mechanisms that regulate energy metabolism and heart development and function in the fruit fly Drosophila model. Specifically, the candidate will study (1) the paracrine role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) signaling on heart function and development and (2) characterize the mechanisms of action of novel genes identified from our genetic screens that modulate the pathogenesis of diet-induced obesity and diabetes. Molecular and cellular biology and biochemical techniques as well as transgenic/knockout fly models of obesity and diabetes will be utilized for these studies.
  • Requirements: Our group is committed to training postdoctoral fellows for scientific career advancement, including the provision of unique opportunities to learn a broad range of techniques and collaborative projects involving fly and mouse models. Self-motivated candidates with a recent Ph.D. in biological sciences and having a strong background in molecular and cell biology, genetics, developmental biology and protein biochemistry are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have proficiency in verbal and written English. 
  • Additional Information (including how to apply): Interested candidates should send a letter that describes your scientific interest and research experience, together with your CV, list of publications and the names of three references to Hui-Ying Lim at hl656@caa.columbia.edu

Application Deadline: Position open until filled.

Posted: January 11, 2017

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 29, 2016

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 2, 2016


Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Department: Microbiology & Immunology
  • Description: A postdoctoral position is available in the Zenewicz laboratory at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Oklahoma City, OK.  We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to conduct research on the role of interleukin-22 (IL-22) in immune homeostasis and inflammation. IL-22 is an important cytokine in the modulation of tissue responses during inflammation and is dual-natured, having both protective and inflammatory effects. The successful candidate will pursue research to examine the factors that control IL-22 expression in lymphocytes and/or how IL-22 functions in the gastrointestinal tract and liver.  
  • Name of PI: Lauren A. Zenewicz, PhD
  • Requirements: Applicants must hold a recently completed Ph.D., M.D. or D.V.M. (received within last 2 years) and have a strong background in immunology. Excellent oral and written communication skills, organization skills, and demonstrable publication record in the field of immunology or microbiology are required. Experience with multi-parameter flow cytometry and familiarity with standard immunologic, molecular biology and tissue culture techniques is essential. Experience with rodent models is desirable. For more information on our laboratory and recent publications, please see: http://www.oumedicine.com/mi/faculty/lauren-zenewicz-phd
  • Additional Information (including how to apply): Applicant should email in a single PDF: a cover letter describing their research interests and short- and long-term goals, a CV and the names and contact information of three references directly to Dr. Lauren A. Zenewicz, lauren-zenewicz@ouhsc.edu.  

Contact Name: Lauren A. Zenewicz, PhD
Application Deadline: Position open until filled.

Posted: November 29, 2016