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).
The Hannafon Laboratory at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to study drug development and anti-tumor targeting mechanisms of a novel therapeutic combination in breast cancer. The successful candidate should be a highly ambitious and self-motivated scientist with good organization skills, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
The research focus of the Hannafon laboratory is to discover and investigate the molecular mechanisms of breast and gynecologic cancer development, progression, therapeutic response, and resistance. We are especially interested in the role of small extracellular vesicles, known as exosomes, in intercellular communication in the tumor microenvironment, and evaluate their use as biomarkers. An additional focus of the laboratory is anti-cancer drug development for improved targeting and therapeutic response in gynecologic and breast cancers.
Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief one-paragraph description of previous research experience, and a list of 3 references to Bethanyemail@example.com
Teamwork: Being a good laboratory member and working collaboratively with others.
Cell culture. Maintain cell cultures and reagents, and cell line inventories. Conduct experiments to analyze the 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 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 a 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.
The candidate will be expected to perform research, write manuscripts, and present findings at local and national meetings. The candidate will also assist in writing grant proposals and will be highly encouraged to submit fellowship applications (both intramural and extramural).
Previous experience in Animal handling and willingness to work with mice.
One paragraph description of previous research experience
List of 3 professional references.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to conduct translational research in cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology, with a focus on neuromodulation of autonomic dysfunction. Applicants should have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree in physiology, biology, neuroscience or related fields. Experience with animal models and cardiac electrophysiology is desirable. The candidate will be expected to perform cell culture, animal testing, and biochemical and immunological assays on laboratory and clinical samples as well as develop new assays as needed. It is also expected the candidate will lead manuscript preparation and assist in grant writing.
To apply, please send a letter of interest and a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Postdoctoral Fellow, cardiovascular drug development, College of Pharmacy
A lab in University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) has an open position for a postdoctoral fellowship in cardiovascular drug development. Applicants with a strong background in cardiovascular research, including rodent model development, cell culture, advanced biochemical techniques, HPLC, etc. are especially encouraged. The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic lab with synergistic skills and experiences and will be given the opportunity to develop new projects that complement the overall directions of the lab. This is a mentored position where incumbents plan, design and conduct research experiments, manage research projects, prepare reports and papers for publication, presentation and future research. The fellow will actively contribute to grant writing and will be encouraged to write applications for independent fellowships. An ideal candidate will have Ph.D. in a biological science, chemistry, or other relevant area, or M.D., or equivalent. History of work in myocardial infarction and/or stroke mouse models preferred. Publication of at least 2-3 peer-reviewed articles is expected. Experience planning and effectively executing animal projects and maintaining animal colonies, surgical techniques, Western blotting, RT-PCR, Flow cytometry and other advanced molecular techniques. Must have the ability to multitask and work both independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team with attention to detail.
· Conduct scientific research.
· Manage research projects and maintain documentation.
· Present scientific information both formally and informally.
· Prepare papers for publication and contribute to grant writing.
· Perform lab management responsibilities as assigned.
· Work collaboratively and collegially as part of the team while developing skills needed as an independent scientist.
· Have experience and/or exposure to cardiovascular or a closely related field.
To apply, please send your current cv and a list of three references (email and phone number) to email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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.
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
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 (email@example.com) or to Dr. William Sonntag (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
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.
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).
- Previous experience in Animal handling and willing to work with rats, mice.
- Brief one paragraph description of previous research experience
- List of 3 references
Posted: June 18, 2021
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 email@example.com.
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).
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).
Please submit the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Brief one paragraph description of previous research experience
- List of 3 references
Posted: May 11, 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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