Date Posted: Nov 6, 2018
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Posting Number: 0001201
Title: Post-doctoral Fellow
Working Title: Post-doctoral Fellow
Position Type: SCIENTIFIC
Department: Functional & Chemical Genomics - Forsthoefel
Job Summary/Basic Function: A post-doctoral fellow position is available in the Forsthoefel Lab to investigate fundamental and medically relevant mechanisms of regeneration in planarian flatworms. We seek a highly motivated, curious individual to pursue independent research in the areas of injury-induced regulation of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and proteostasis, or coordination of regenerative proliferation. Using the model planarian Schmidtea mediterranea, the Forsthoefel Lab investigates fundamental mechanisms of intestinal tissue repair, and aims to identify novel regulators of pathways implicated in human gastrointestinal pathologies like colon cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. Opportunities for collaborative research in zebrafish, Drosophila, C. elegans, and other models are available. We utilize a variety of approaches including functional genomics, bioinformatics, molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, and confocal microscopy. Our group is located in a newly renovated lab space, and is a member of the rapidly growing Functional and Chemical Genomics Program at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In addition to competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, relocation assistance is also available.
Responsibilities will include:
• Developing and executing innovative research projects independently with occasional guidance.
• Writing manuscripts and applications for independent funding.
• Presenting research at national and international meetings.
• Mentoring students and scientific staff.
• Active participation in lab/departmental meetings, planning sessions, and the OMRF Postdoc Training Program.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in a biological science, chemistry, physics or other relevant area, M.D., or equivalent
Minimum Degree Required: Doctorate
Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in cell, developmental, and/or molecular biology.
The competitive candidate will have a track record of scientific independence, productivity, and creativity, indicated by one or more first author publications, and will be within 1-3 years of completing their Ph.D. degree. The competitive candidate will also possess excellent communication and time management skills, and a willingness to work collaboratively with others. In addition, expertise in bioinformatics (e.g., BLAST, CD-Search, Geneious/DNAStar, Gene Ontology, Bioconductor/RNA-Seq), laboratory animal care, organelle biology, microscopy, molecular biology, histology, proteomics, regeneration, and/or ER-related and protein-folding diseases are highly valued, but not 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.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants should submit a CV with contact information for three references, and a cover letter briefly discussing research experience, interests, and goals. Please feel free to email informal inquiries to David Forsthoefel directly (email@example.com), and refer to the following links for more information:
• General Information:https://omrf.org
• Forsthoefel Lab:https://omrf.org/research-faculty/scientists/forsthoefel-david/
• OMRF Postdoctoral Training Program: https://omrf.org/about-omrf/education-outreach/postdoctoral-programs/
Application Type Accepted: General Application
Required Applicant Documents: Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Optional Applicant Documents: Cover Letter
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