Postdoctoral Fellow in brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease

Location: United States
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Published: 2 weeks ago

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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 café, 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.

Responsibilities

The Ocañas Lab is interested in understanding how biological sex contributes to brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease. We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow to join the multidisciplinary Ocañas Laboratory within the Genes and Human Disease (GHD) Research Program at OMRF. The fellow will investigate how ovarian aging and altered endocrine signaling impacts neuroinflammation in the hippocampus. The successful candidate will employ a wide range of techniques including the generation of novel mouse models, single-cell transcriptomics, epigenomics, flow cytometry, histology & pathological assessments, and a variety of other cellular & molecular biology techniques. The candidate will present their data regularly in laboratory meetings, local seminars and symposiums, and will have opportunities to present their work at national conferences. A requirement of the position is that the candidate must demonstrate ethical behavior at all times, a high-level of scientific rigor, and must be detail-oriented and able to work independently and as part of a team.

The Ocañas Laboratory and GHD Research Program welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds that thrive in a highly collaborative and supportive environment. We are strongly committed to providing individualized mentoring and assistance with career advancement through the implementation of a postdoctoral mentoring committee. The GHD Research Program, which currently consists of 7 highly collaborative investigators, provides an exceptional training environment in genomic techniques and bioinformatics. The OMRF Postdoctoral Association offers additional training opportunities related to grant writing, presentation skills, and career development. The vibrant and highly collaborative environment within OMRF has resulted in the foundation being named the top large employer in the state of Oklahoma three times in the last five years.

Minimum Qualifications

• A PhD in neuroscience, reproductive biology, or related discipline
• Prior experience with molecular and cellular biological techniques
• At minimum, a basic knowledge of rodent handling and statistical procedures
• Computer skills and prior experience with data analysis
• Prior experience writing manuscripts and be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
• Prior experience, or a willingness, to mentor graduate students and/or laboratory technicians

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