Post-doctoral Fellow - Drosophila genetics & neurodevelopmental diseases

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Oklahoma City, OK

ID: 7088609 (Ref.No. 2619392)
Posted: November 8, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Overview
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.


Responsibilities
The Yoon Lab is looking for a highly motivated, creative, and responsible scientists who will play a key role in achieving the mission of the lab. We aim to discover cellular and molecular mechanisms of Mendelian mitochondrial diseases. To do this, we implement an experimental pipeline that leverages the combined power of clinical data, genomics analysis, and studies using Drosophila models and patient-derived stem cell models.
We have discovered 5 new Mendelian mitochondrial diseases including the Harel-Yoon syndrome that bears my name. We have established disease models in Drosophila and human iPS cells. Hence, the motivated postdoctoral researchers are expected to discover new findings and publish high-impact papers.

Researchers with strong interest in neurological and mitochondrial diseases are welcome to apply. Expertise in any of the following areas is highly valued though not required:
- Drosophila genetics
- Metabolism/mitochondrial biology
- Neurodegeneration & Neurodevelopmental diseases
- Developmental biology
- iPSCs/cerebral organoids


Qualifications
Ph.D. in a biological science, or other relevant area, or equivalent.


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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.