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

One postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Pharmacy, Oklahoma City. Dr. S. Awasthi’s research group is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral research fellow to study the immunomodulation and biological activity of Toll-like receptor 4-interacting SPA4 peptide. In this position, the postdoctoral researcher will help elucidate potential mechanism(s) involved in host cell immunomodulation. Multi-disciplinary approaches are utilized in Dr. S. Awasthi’s research program including structural, biophysical, molecular, cellular, microbiological, biochemical and immunological studies. The position will remain open until filled.

Qualifications: Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Microbiology/Immunology/Biochemistry, or a related field in Biological Sciences with peer-reviewed publication(s). Experience with molecular and cell biology methods and mouse models is required. 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.

Interested applicants should send their CV and a list of three references to Shanjana-Awasthi@ouhsc.edu by e-mail.

Shanjana Awasthi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Associate member, Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center

University of Oklahoma Health Science Center

College of Pharmacy, Room No. 324

1110 N. Stonewall Avenue

Oklahoma City, OK-73117

Ph: 405-271-6593 (X47332)

e-mail: Shanjana-Awasthi@ouhsc.edu

Fax: 405-271-7505

Posted: 10/10/2018

Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

A postdoctoral position is available in the Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) to study protein tyrosine kinases and phosphatases in cancer biology and therapy. Areas of research include roles and mechanisms of protein tyrosine kinases and phosphatases in oncogenesis, responses to therapy, cancer genomics, immune-oncology, and drug discovery.

Highly motivated individuals with a recent doctoral degree and a solid background and skills in molecular cell biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, immunology, or animal models are encouraged to apply. The appointee will be expected to participate in experimental design, perform original experiments, collect and evaluate data; develop new research techniques and procedures; publish original research findings; and participate in research meetings. The ideal candidate should be able to take a lead role on a project and report to the PI.

To apply, please send a cover letter stating your research interests and experience along with a curriculum vitae and the names of three references to Dr. Jie Wu at jie-wu@ouhsc.edu.

Posted: 10/8/2018

Postdoctoral position:

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Several postdoctoral positions are available in nanomedicine and cell signaling research at the Stephenson Cancer Center, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Highly motivated scientists with fresh PhD or having 2 – 3 years of postdoctoral experience in relevant areas are encouraged to apply. Specifically candidates having experience in tumor microenvironment, Cell signaling (protein ubiquitination), molecular biology, angiogenesis, metabolism, drug delivery, nanoparticle surface functionalization, animal models (xenograft as well as transgenic) are preferred.

To apply, please send a cover letter stating your research interests and experience along with curriculum vitae and three references to priyabrata-mukherjee@ouhsc.edu.
The Stephenson Cancer Center is an NCI-designated cancer center with interacting teams of scientists supported by an array of core facilities in the cancer center and the large OUHSC research complex. OUHSC is one of only four comprehensive academic health centers in the nation with seven health professional schools, providing a broad base of expertise for comprehensive clinical and basic science research, interdisciplinary interaction, and career development. Oklahoma City is a large metropolis with western charm, easy local transportation, and one of the best suburbs in the nation to live.
The University of Oklahoma is an EO/AA Institution http://www.ou.edu/eoo/. Individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Posted: 10/8/2018

Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology


Research Positions available for NIH-funded projects:

The Wang lab at OUHSC Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral researchers in the area of diabetes research. The positions can start immediately. The candidates will study the roles and mechanisms of several novel genes and chemicals we recently identified in pancreatic beta cell biology, insulin action, insulin resistance, and other aspects in the pathogenesis of diabetes. Molecular and cellular biology and biochemical techniques as well as transgenic/knockout mouse models will be utilized for these studies. A Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular or Cell Biology, Pharmacology or related field is required. Strong expertise in molecular and cellular biology, protein biochemistry, or experience with mouse models of diabetes or of metabolic disorders is preferred.

Candidates must be self-driven, highly motivated and well organized, and have published first-author papers in internationally recognized journals. Must be able to multi-task and solve problems creatively, with the ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with a team. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.  

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 Dr. Weidong Wang at weidong-wang@ouhsc.edu. Please also visit our website http://www.ouhsc.edu/endocrinology/faculty/Wang.asp for more information about our research.

Posted: April 17, 2018

Postdoctoral Position in Cardiovascular Immunology

A postdoctoral position is available at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in the lab of Dr. Stavros Stavrakis (co-mentored by Dr. Mary Beth Humphrey) to study molecular mechanisms by which vagal nerve stimulation improves heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Studies include use of a high salt diet-induced model of HFpEF in rats. We will be immunophenotyping cardiac and splenic myeloid cells and T cells from this model and test for the functional role of these immune cell subsets during the development of HFpEF. Further studies will investigate the changes in these immune cells in response to vagal nerve stimulation in the model.

Candidate should have a Ph.D. with experience in immunology, molecular biology, cell biology, physiology, or biochemistry.  Experience with mammalian cell culture, recombinant DNA technology, cellular signaling and rodent 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 a CV and contact information for 3 references, including current employer by email.

Contact via e-mail to Stavros-stavrakis@ouhsc.edu

Posted: November 6, 2018

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: October 18, 2018

 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: March 2, 2018