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Post-doctoral Fellow/Assistant Staff Scientist

Employer
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF)
Location
Oklahoma City
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

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Discipline
Health Science
Job Type
Postdoctoral
Employment - Hours
Full time
Duration
Permanent
Qualification
PhD
Sector
Academia

Job Details



Post-doctoral Fellow/Assistant Staff Scientist

Overview
Founded in 1946, the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) is among the nation's oldest, most respected independent, nonprofit biomedical research institutes. OMRF is dedicated to understanding and developing more effective treatments for human diseases, focusing on critical research areas such as Alzheimer's disease, cancer, lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, and cardiovascular disease. OMRF follows an innovative cross-disciplinary approach to medical research and ranks among the nation's leaders in patents per scientist.

Located in Oklahoma City, a city that offers a dynamic and flourishing downtown area, with low cost of living, short commute times and a diversified economy, OMRF has been voted one of the Top Workplaces since the inception of the award. This achievement has been accomplished thanks to OMRF individuals who share a unified understanding that our excellence can only be fully realized with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to these values.

Benefits
We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, and vision insurance, minimum 8% company retirement contribution, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, onsite cafe, free onsite fitness center with access to personal trainer, free parking and much more! Relocation assistance available for those located 50 miles outside of Oklahoma City metro and out of state. Learn more about our benefits here.

OMRF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans 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.

vailable for those located 50 miles outside of Oklahoma City metro and out of state. Learn more about our benefits here.


Responsibilities
The Zhao Lab in the Arthritis and Clinical Immunology Program is seeking a highly motivated Post-doctoral Fellow/Assistant Staff Scientist to investigate the metabolic regulation of T cells in the pathogenesis of human diseases. The Post-doctoral Fellow/Assistant Staff Scientist's project focuses on understanding the mechanistic interaction between metabolic remodeling and immune functions during the development of autoimmune, infectious diseases or cancer. The Post-doctoral Fellow/Assistant Staff Scientist will work with cutting edge resources including spectral flowcytometry, high resolution microscopy, novel genetically modified mouse models, metabolomic analysis, and single cell transcriptomic analysis.

Selected publication

Zhao M*#, Quintana A*, Zhang C*, Andreyev AY*, Kiosses W, Kuwana T, Murphy A, Hogan PG#, Kronenberg M#. Calcium signals regulate the functional differentiation of thymic iNKT cells. EMBO J. 2021 Aug 16;40(16):e107901, PMID: 34169542 (* co-first authors, # co-corresponding authors)

Zhao M*, Svensson M*, Venken K, Sethi A, Engel I, Day JD, Elewaut D, Bottini N, Kronenberg M. Altered thymic differentiation and modulation of arthritis by invariant NKT cells expressing mutant ZAP70. Nat. Communications. 2018 Jul 6. 9:262 (* co-first author) PMCID: PMC6035278

Chandra S*, Zhao M*, Budelsky A, de Mingo Pulido A, Day J, Fu Z, Siegel L, Smith D, Kronenberg M. A new mouse strain for the analysis of invariant NKT cell function. Nat Immunology. 2015 Aug;16(8):799-800. (* co-first author) PMCID: PMC4711267


Qualifications
Applicants should have a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. (or expect to receive a doctoral degree soon), possess excellent experimental and communication skills, and demonstrate solid training in immunology or mouse genetics with scientific publications.


To apply, visit https://careers-omrf.icims.com/jobs/1634/post-doctoral-fellow-assistant-staff-scientist/job?in_iframe=1

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.



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Company

OMRF was founded as a non-profit organization in 1946 with the mission of conducting basic biomedical research to help people live longer, healthier lives. 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.

Our scientists are dedicated to understanding and developing more effective treatments for human disease, focusing on such critical research areas as heart disease, cancer, lupus and cardiovascular disease. With more than 700 U.S. and international patents, OMRF ranks among the nation’s leaders in patents per scientist.

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.

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Location
Oklahoma City
OK
73104
US

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