Post-doctoral Fellow – Connective tissue development, genetics
Posting Number: 000167
Position Type: Scientific
Department: Cardiovascular Biology – Olson
Job Summary/Basic Function:
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.
The Olson Lab (olson.omrf.org) is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to study gene function in the development and repair of dermis, skeleton, and other connective tissue. The lab uses genetic mouse models, lineage tracing, primary cell culture, and genomic approaches to elucidate mechanisms regulating fibrosis and regeneration. We also use the mouse system to model human genetic diseases linked to Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) signaling. Our lab is part of the Cardiovascular Biology Research Program at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF), which is committed to training postdoctoral fellows for an independent research career. We seek candidates with a strong scientific background, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability to work independently. Candidates with expertise in developmental biology, mouse genetics, stem cells, or molecular biology are encouraged to apply.
Ph.D. in a biological science, chemistry, physics or other relevant area, M.D., or equivalent
Minimum Degree Required:
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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