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Post-doctoral Fellow - NAD Metabolism in Heart Disease

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Oklahoma City, OK

Job posting number: #7091551 (Ref:2762709)

Posted: January 10, 2022

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 Lee laboratory at the Cardiovascular Biology Research Program (CVB) of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) is seeking Postdoctoral Research Fellows to lead research projects. Our NIH-funded research program studies mechanisms linking metabolism to pathogenesis of cardiometabolic diseases, with a focus on the roles of NAD+ metabolism. NAD+ depletion emerges as a hallmark of cardiometabolic diseases. Candidates are expected to use approaches that manipulate and assess NAD+ homeostasis to investigate the underlying mechanisms how NAD+ metabolism contributes to the development of cardiometabolic diseases.

Candidates must be self-motivated, proactive and enthusiastic to their career development. Postdoctoral training program at OMRF, the Principal Investigator (PI) and the postdoctoral mentoring committee will be committed to prepare fellows for an independent research career. Candidates are expected to work independently and contribute intellectually to facilitate a stimulating environment within the research group and among research programs at OMRF.

Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Actively pursue research under the supervision of PI while developing skills for independent work
  2. Organize, analyze, and summarize scientific literature
  3. Formulate research questions, design and conduct experiments, and organize and analyze data
  4. Communicate scientific data through manuscript writing and presentations
  5. Prepare research proposals


OMRF has been repeatedly named as Oklahoma’s top workplace and has been selected as one of the best research institutions for post-docs in the USA by The Scientist journal.The institute offers postdoctoral fellows an exceptional research and training environment with state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding core technology laboratories. Moreover, funds are available for candidates from the PI or OMRF Postdoc Travel Awards to support their attendance at scientific meetings or workshops.


Qualifications
Successful candidates will have a recent Ph.D. (graduated within 0 - 3 years or expect to receive the degree within a year) in physiology, biochemistry or related biomedical disciplines or equivalent.  OMRF has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious accommodation, as a condition of employment. Applicants must have received, or be willing to receive, a COVID-19 vaccine by their start date to be considered for employment. 


To apply, visit https://careers-omrf.icims.com/jobs/1360/post-doctoral-fellow/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.jeid-a5fd82ced7ca13459938fabba8c42440



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Job posting number:#7091551 (Ref:2762709)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Oklahoma City,Oklahoma
United States
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