Post-doctoral Fellow

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Oklahoma City, OK

ID: 7073212 (Ref.No. 2101159)
Posted: December 16, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Posting Number: 000243
Position Type: Scientific
Classification: Ongoing
Status: Full-Time
Department: Aging & Metabolism - Chiao

Job Summary/Basic Function:
We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join the Chiao Lab to investigate the molecular mechanisms of cardiac aging and the interaction of cardiac aging and cardiovascular diseases. The fellow will work on a NIH-funded research project to investigate the roles of mTOR signaling in the aging hearts. The study will involve multiple research techniques including murine echocardiography, adeno-associated virus mediated gene delivery, cell line and primary cell culture, cardiomyocyte contractility measurement, mitochondrial respiration assay, and other molecular biology techniques. OMRF is an independent, not-for-profit biomedical research institute adjacent to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) campus in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City offers a dynamic and flourishing downtown area, with low cost of living, short commute times and a diversified economy. OMRF's excellence can only be fully realized by individuals who share our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to these values. OMRF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in a biological science, chemistry, physics or other relevant area, M.D., or equivalent

Minimum Degree Required:

Work Hours:

Preferred Qualifications:
Previous lab experience of working with mice, cell culture and molecular biology techniques is highly preferred. Previous experience in cardiovascular research is also preferred. Recent PhD graduates (within 3 years of postdoc training) who are motivated to apply for postdoctoral fellowships is highly preferred.

Physical Demands:
Regularly required to stand, use manual dexterity, talk or hear; Frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms; occasionally sit; frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; vision abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Potential exposure to fumes, airborne particles, or rodent dander. May work with toxic, caustic chemicals, radioactive materials, liquid nitrogen, human tissue or blood. Potential risk of electrical shock. Occasional exposure to cold 4C, and/or extreme cold -80C from freezers. Noise level is usually moderate.

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