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.

Please email Graduate College to add a new Postdoctoral Positions (all positions will be posted for six months until filled).

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine

 The incumbent will perform research using microbiological, molecular and cellular techniques as well as collaborating with others to perform neuro-cognitive assessments to neuroinflammation and its effects on cognitive function, particularly in the context of aging. Full job description is here.

Inquiries and Applications: Dr Doug Drevets Douglas-Drevets@ouhsc.edu  with a cc to Wendy Newport, Section Manager. 

Posted 9/10/21

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Immunology and Microbiology

 

A NIH-supported postdoctoral position is available in the Zenewicz laboratory at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, College of Medicine in Oklahoma City, OK. We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to conduct research on the role of the cytokine interleukin-22 (IL-22) in immune homeostasis and inflammation, with a focus on bacterial infection. IL-22 is a crucial regulator of tissue responses during inflammation. The successful candidate will pursue research to determine the mechanisms of IL-22-mediated protection in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract during Clostridioides difficile infection, a mucosal-associated bacterial pathogen that is a leading source of hospital-acquired GI infections. Our long-term goal is to identify how the immune system may be therapeutically targeted to alleviate initial C. difficile infection or relapses in high-risk patients. New biologics targeting cytokines have revolutionized management of inflammatory bowel disease and other chronic inflammatory diseases, providing a precedent for their possible use in the treatment of infectious diseases.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D., M.D. or D.V.M. and have a background in immunology and/or microbiology. Excellent oral and written communication skills, organization skills, and demonstrable publication record in the field of immunology or microbiology are preferred.Experience with multi-parameter flow cytometry and familiarity with standard immunologic, molecular biology, tissue culture techniques, and rodent models of disease is desirable in a candidate.

For more information on our laboratory and recent publications, please see:

https://basicsciences.ouhsc.edu/mi/Faculty-and-Staff/Primary-Faculty/lauren-zenewicz-phd-1

 

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 Lauren A. Zenewicz, Ph.D., lauren-zenewicz@ouhsc.edu.

Posted: July 13, 2021

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Harold Hamm Diabetes Center -University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City, OK

COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT: College of Medicine, Department of Physiology

HIRING UNIT: Harold Hamm Diabetes Center

POSITION TITLE:POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW/TRAINEE

POSITION CLASSIFICATION: RESEARCH FACULTY

Overall Description of Responsibility or Nature of Work

Postdoctoral Fellowships are available in the laboratory of Dr. Michael C. Rudolph in the College of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. As Choctaw Nation Chair in Adult Endocrinology in the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, Dr. Rudolph is seeking highly motivated and independent postdoctoral fellows with expertise in application of Indirect Calorimetry to investigate the metabolic relationship between early life nutrition, energy balance, fuel utilization, and early-life nutrient exposures that can offer protection against later-life obesity. Our focus is on cellular and molecular basis for adipogenesis during development, and effects of maternal metabolism on milk composition, using both mouse models and human studies (PMID: 33216249, 33135728, 27876761, 29138256). Expertise in one or more areas of molecular and cellular metabolism is preferred, including metabolic phenotyping, flow cytometry, standard molecular biology techniques (qPCR, immunoblotting, biomolecule extractions, etc.), and routine cell culture is desired. Our applications of RNA sequencing (bulk and single cell), DNA methylation sequencing, lipidomics/metabolomics, and indirect calorimetry assays provides a rich training environment for career development. A working knowledge of the R-programming environment is desirable.

The position requires working with mouse models as well as collaborative work in human infant and maternal samples. Recent PhD graduates are encouraged to apply. More experienced candidates are expected to have demonstrable publication record. The research will provide opportunities to have major, positive impacts on human medicine by investigating how maternal obesity impacts infant metabolic set points during early life nutrition, and mechanisms through which breast milk constituents protect against excessive adiposity by activating thermogenic metabolism. The ideal candidate will be reliable, personable, highly motivated, and have demonstrated the ability to work independently among collaborative investigators. This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly integrative, translational, and productive research group. (https://www.ouhealth.com/harold-hamm-diabetes-center/diabetes-research/ )

Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD in nutrition, physiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, or closely related fields.
  • Minimum of 1-2 year(s) experience in working with mouse models relevant to obesity.
  • Familiarity with metabolic mouse phenotyping of obesity including endocrine assessment.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently within a research and clinical lab.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer software (Microsoft Office, PRISM, etc.), standard laboratory equipment operation, and research technical skills.
  • Additional experience with R-programming.
  • Advanced techniques in DNA mapping, ChIP-sequencing, or ATAC-sequencing.
  • Experience in Genomics/Lipidomics/Metabolomics?
  • Strong history mentoring and supervising students.

Desired or preferred:

Salary & Benefits: Salary will be based on the NIH stipend scale and will be commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center offers postdocs most employee benefits.

Application:

  • Applicants may apply directly to Dr. Rudolph: michael-rudolph@ouhsc.edu.
  • Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
  • Required application materials:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for a minimum of [3] professional work references

Special Notices to Applicants:

The University of Oklahoma medical campus is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community.To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment.Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. The University of Oklahoma strongly supports the principle of diversity. The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Institution. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process, and selection committee members may choose to contact work references during the search process other than those listed in your application.

The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer http://www.ou.edu/eoo/ . Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Posted: July 8, 2021

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Position title: Postdoc Fellow in Fatty Liver Disease and Type-2 Diabetes Research

Employer: Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Salary: NIH guideline + benefits

Description: One postdoctoral research fellow position is immediately available to work in the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center that has been undergoing major expansion in basic and clinical research. The candidate will work on NIH-funded projects related to lipid metabolism, insulin resistance and fatty liver disease using genetic and pharmacological mouse models. For further information on the lab’s research interests, please visit https://hammdiabetescenter.org/News/tiangang-li-phd.

Qualifications: Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent. Candidates are expected to be highly motivated with strong work ethics and communication skills. Prior research experiences in relevant areas are preferred but all eligible applicants will be considered. Recent PhD graduates are encouraged to apply. More experienced candidates are expected to have demonstrable publication record.

To Apply: Applicant should email a single PDF file including a cover letter, CV, and the contact information of three references to tiangang-li@ouhsc.edu.

Application deadline: open until filled.

 

The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer http://www.ou.edu/eoo/ .  Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Posted: July 7, 2021

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Postdoctoral Position in Drug Delivery and Biomaterials:

The Agrahari Lab at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Pharmacy is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join the interdisciplinary research projects for biomedical applications. The qualified candidate will work on projects of creating and testing novel drug delivery systems for controlled, extended and long-term release of small and macromolecules (protein, peptides). The primary responsibility includes biomaterials designs and syntheses, hydrogels and nanoformulations development and evaluations. It also involves characterizations of the synthesized biomaterials and formulations by using a number of techniques such as NMR, GPC/SEC, XRD, DSC, TGA, DLS, rheometer, flow cytometry, HPLC and microplate reader, etc. This position will also involve conducting cell culture work. The individual will conduct data analysis, manuscript and grant writing, lead scientific projects, and presentations at conferences/meetings. The PI supports the postdoctoral researcher for application of fellowships and help the trainee develop his/her career.

Qualifications:
1) Must have a Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical or Chemical Engineering, Polymer Chemistry, or a related discipline by the time of appointment.

2) Expertise in at least two or more research areas: Biomaterials, Polymer Chemistry, Drug Delivery and Formulations, Hydrogels, In vitro and Ex vivo assays.


3) Have a strong track record of publications in high-impact journals.

4) Strong oral and written communication skills. Be able to conduct research independently and to work collaboratively with other fellows and students in the lab.

5) Demonstrate critical thinking skills, solving problems, generating and interpreting experimental data desired.

6) Self-motivated and well organized. Demonstrate ability to prioritize and manage multiple research projects.

To Apply:

 

Applicants should submit a CV, brief description of interest and long-term career goals, and a list of 3 references in a single pdf file to Vibhuti Agrahari, Ph.D. at Vibhuti-Agrahari@ouhsc.edu *This position available immediately.

Posted: June 24, 2021

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Postdoctoral Fellowship position in molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease and the biology of brain aging

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Center for Geroscience and Healthy Brain Aging at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  The applicant will work on mechanisms of pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias using rodent models, with a specific focus on the role of mechanisms of aging, pathogenic tau, and cerebrovascular pathways of AD.  For more information please see the laboratory’s website https://www.galvanlab.org.

 

 

The successful candidate should hold a Ph.D. in neuroscience, biochemistry, genetics, cellular or molecular biology, physiology, or other related fields and have a record of creativity and strong scientific productivity. Working experience on mouse models, assessment of brain vascular function, optical imaging, primary neuron cell culture, molecular biology and mouse genetics, and a background in neuroscience and brain vascular biology are strongly preferred, but not exclusively required. Please provide a curriculum vitae, a brief summary of research experience and goals, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Veronica Galvan (galvanv@uthscsa.edu) or to Dr. William Sonntag (william-sonntag@ouhsc.edu) on behalf of Dr. Veronica Galvan.

Posted: June 23, 2021

 

The Benbrook Research Group at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is recruiting a post-doctoral fellow who is collaborative and interested in researching anti-cancer drug development against Gynecological Cancers. Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief one paragraph description of previous research experience, and a list of 3 references to Doris-Benbrook@ouhsc.edu; Vishal-Chandra@ouhsc.edu; Rajani-Rai@ouhsc.edu

Requirements:

Cell culture. Maintain cell cultures and reagents, cell line inventories and conduct experiments to analyze effects of treatments using various assays. Animal Testing. Must Perform specialized tests on experimental animals including tumor cell injection, weighing, administration of drugs, maintaining a census, and surgeries in rat or mice models. Molecular, Cellular and Biochemical Analysis. Perform a variety of assays on cell cultures, and human or animal tissues, including DNA/RNA/protein extraction, PCR, growth assays, immunoblotting, and other specific routine assays, as required. Data Collection and Maintenance.  Enter, compile and graph data, maintain laboratory notebook and file reports. May perform data analysis. Equipment Maintenance.  Maintain laboratory space, laboratory supplies and equipment, assesses lab group needs to order and stock supplies and equipment. And as Needed.  Perform various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.

 

Duties:

Candidate will be expected to perform research, write manuscripts, and present findings at local and national meetings. Candidate will also assist in writing grant proposals and will be highly encouraged to submit fellowship applications (both intramural and extramural).

 

Preferred:

  • Previous experience in Animal handling and willing to work with rats, mice.

Application:

 

  • CV
  • Brief one paragraph description of previous research experience
  • List of 3 references

Posted: June 18, 2021

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The Zimmerman lab at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences center is looking to recruit a post-doctoral fellow who is collaborative and interested in studying T-cells in relation to polycystic kidney disease.Our lab uses complex genetic mouse models and state of the art techniques including single cell RNA sequencing/RNA scope to analyze the involvement of T-cells in polycystic kidney disease. Previous experience in immunology is required (candidates with experience in T-cell biology will be given preference although this is not required). It is also expected that the candidate will have experience working with mice and performing multi-parameter flow cytometry. Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief one paragraph description of previous research experience, and a list of 3 references to kurt-zimmerman@ouhsc.edu.

Requirements:

Being a good lab citizen and working collaboratively with others.

Background in immunology is required (Candidates with a background in T cell biology will be given strong preference).

Experience with multi-parameter flow cytometry, working with mice, complex genetic mouse models, and performing in vitro T cell assays is required (Experience in single cell RNA sequencing is preferred although not required).

Duties:

Candidate will be expected to perform research, write manuscripts, and present findings at local and national meetings. Candidate may also be asked to assist in writing grant proposals and will be highly encouraged to submit fellowship applications (both intramural and extramural).

Application:

Please submit the following documents to kurt-zimmerman@ouhsc.edu:

 

  • CV
  • Brief one paragraph description of previous research experience
  • List of 3 references

Posted: May 11, 2021

 


Postdoctoral Position in Osteoimmunology

A postdoctoral position is available at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Dr. Mary Beth Humphrey’s lab to study molecular mechanisms of hematopoietic and mesenchymal stem cell regulation and/or the role of vagal nerve stimulation in prevent pain and joint destruction in mouse models of osteoarthritis.

Candidate should have a Ph.D. with experience in immunology, molecular biology, cell biology, or biochemistry.  Experience with mammalian cell culture, recombinant DNA technology, cellular signaling and mouse models of disease are preferred.   Candidate must be able to plan and perform experiments in an independent manner with appropriate supervision, have excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.  Candidate will also be responsible for writing papers, protocols and lab reports associated with this project. Highly motivated individuals who wish to develop careers as independent scientists are encouraged to apply.  Preference will be given to candidates with documented success in research, such as recent first author publications and aspirations for an independent scientific career.  Please provide your CV, letter of interest, and contact information for 3 references, including current employer by email.

Contact via e-mail to marybeth-humphrey@ouhsc.edu.

Mary Beth Humphrey, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine

Associate Dean for Research , College of Medicine
The James R. McEldowney Chair in Immunology
Division Chief of Rheumatology
Adjunct Professor Department of Microbiology/Immunology

Adjunct Professor Department of Cell Biology
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center/ OKC VAMC 975 N.E. 10th St., BRC 256
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Office 405-271-8001x35290 / Lab 405-271-7712
Fax 405-271-3229
marybeth-humphrey@ouhsc.edu

 

Posted: May 4, 2021


Postdoctoral Position in Zimmerman lab

The Zimmerman lab at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences center is looking to recruit a post-doctoral fellow who is kind, collaborative and interested in studying T-cells in relation to polycystic kidney disease. Our lab uses complex genetic mouse models and state of the art techniques including single cell RNA sequencing/RNA scope to analyze the involvement of T-cells in polycystic kidney disease. Previous experience in T-cell biology (or immunology) is highly preferred although not required. Prior experience working with mice and performing multi-parameter flow cytometry are expected. Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief one paragraph description of previous research experience, and a list of 3 references to kurt-zimmerman@ouhsc.edu.

 

Posted: April 28, 2021


Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Immunology

A post-doctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Carol Webb in the Department of Medicine; Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City to study:

  • The molecular mechanisms by which ARID3a contributes to breaks in tolerance in lupus using both mouse models and patient samples
  • Innate immune mechanisms by which ARID3a is associated with cancer and inflammatory processes

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with an outstanding work ethic to work on these funded projects. Applicants should hold a PhD and/or an MD and have a strong immunology and molecular biology background.Prior experience working with mice and using multi-color flow cytometry, and tissue culture are expected.The successful candidate must have strong oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and demonstrable publication record in immunology or molecular biology. The environment at OUHSC is diverse and inclusive.

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

 

Posted: April 22, 2021


Postdoctoral Position in OUHSC

The Kim lab has urgent requirement for a fully-funded postdoctoral fellow positions available for highly motivated candidates.The lab takes an integrated approach employing a diverse array of experimental models and cutting-edge techniques to conduct translational studies in ovarian cancer and other gastrointestinal cancers using innovative biological nanoparticles (e.g. exosomes).We investigate exosome mediated immunocancer therapy.  The research incorporates the culture of immune cells (T cells, NK cells, and B cells) and cancer cells, exosome isolations, in-vitro cell viability assay, molecular biological analysis, and in vivo animal cancer therapeutic analysis.

We are seeking a candidate with a PhD degree in immunology, biochemistry or molecular biology.  Prior experience in the in vivo laboratory skills is an advantage.

For consideration, please submit your CV to Dongin (Donoven) Kim, PhD at Dongin-Kim@ouhsc.edu 

 

Posted: 3/19/2021