Post-doctoral Fellow - Aging Muscle
Posting Number: 000193
Position Type: Scientific
Department: Aging & Metabolism - Van Remmen
Job Summary/Basic Function:
A Post-doctoral Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Holly Van Remmen to study the role of oxidative stress, mitochondrial function and lipid signaling on neuromuscular degeneration in aging. Studies will utilize genetically engineered mouse models to study changes in the peripheral nervous system during aging and the impact on skeletal muscle mass and function. This is a mentored position for postdoctoral training. Incumbents at this level plan, design and conduct research experiments; manage research projects; prepare reports and papers for publication, presentation and future research; contribute to grant writing and are encouraged to write applications for fellowships. There is potential for qualified applicants to be accepted onto an NIA funded T32 training grant fellowship. 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.
Ph.D. in a biological science, chemistry, physics or other relevant area, M.D., or equivalent
Minimum Degree Required:
Previous research experience in lipids or lipid signaling would be advantageous.
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.