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: 7/24/2018


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: 7/2/2018


Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department: Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC).

Description: A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Matthew Walters, Ph.D. The major focus of the Walters laboratory is to understand the processes that regulate lung regeneration during health and in response to environmental insult (e.g. cigarette smoke). Using both in vitro and in vivo models, the Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work on projects related to studying the role of Notch signaling in regulating differentiation of human airway epithelial stem/progenitor cells in the context of cigarette smoking-induced lung disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Requirements: We are seeking a highly motivated, self-driven individual with a strong background in molecular biology and cell biology. Experience with cell culture, stem cell biology and/or mouse models is preferred. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D., be well organized, be a self-starter and a team player, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Additional Information (including how to apply): Interested candidates should send a letter that describes your scientific interest and research experience, together with your CV (including a list of all publications) and the names of three references to Dr. Matthew Walters (Matthew-S-Walters@ouhsc.edu). For more information about our research please visit our website (https://www.oumedicine.com/department-of-internal-medicine/department-sections/pulmonary-critical-care-sleep-medicine/research/walters).

Contact Information:

Matthew Walters, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Department of Medicine

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

800 N. Research Parkway

Building 800, 4th Floor, Rm 410

Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Office: 405-271-3803

Lab: 405-271-8000 ext 57387 or 57357

Application Deadline: Position open until filled.

Posted: 6/18/2018


Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology

4/16/2018

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


Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department: Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC).

Description: A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Matthew Walters, Ph.D. The major focus of the Walters laboratory is to understand the processes that regulate lung regeneration during health and in response to environmental insult (e.g. cigarette smoke). Using both in vitro and in vivo models, the Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work on projects related to studying the role of Notch signaling in regulating differentiation of human airway epithelial stem/progenitor cells in the context of cigarette smoking-induced lung disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Requirements: We are seeking a highly motivated, self-driven individual with a strong background in molecular biology and cell biology. Experience with cell culture, stem cell biology and/or mouse models is preferred. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D., be well organized, be a self-starter and a team player, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Additional Information (including how to apply): Interested candidates should send a letter that describes your scientific interest and research experience, together with your CV (including a list of all publications) and the names of three references to Dr. Matthew Walters (Matthew-S-Walters@ouhsc.edu). For more information about our research please visit our website (https://www.oumedicine.com/department-of-internal-medicine/department-sections/pulmonary-critical-care-sleep-medicine/research/walters).

Contact Information:

Matthew Walters, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Department of Medicine

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

800 N. Research Parkway

Building 800, 4th Floor, Rm 410

Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Office: 405-271-3803

Lab: 405-271-8000 ext 57387 or 57357

Application Deadline: Position open until filled.

Posted: 6/18/2018


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: February 27, 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: March 2, 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


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: February 27, 2018

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: March 2, 2018

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