Post-doctoral Fellow - Mitochondria

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Oklahoma City, OK

Job posting number: #7078859 (Ref:2270115)

Posted: May 21, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Posting Number: 000215
Position Type: Scientific
Classification: Ongoing
Status: Full-Time
Department: Aging & Metabolism - Lewis

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The laboratory of Dr. Tommy Lewis ( in the Aging & Metabolism Program at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) is seeking a highly motived postdoctoral fellow to study the unique roles of mitochondrial subpopulations in neurons. The lab is interested in understanding how compartmentalization of mitochondrial structure and function (or its loss) underlies neuronal development, aging and neurodegeneration. To accomplish this goal, the lab makes use of both in vitro and in vivo techniques including 2 photon microscopy on anesthetized and awake behaving mice, in utero electroporation, genetic or viral targeting of defined cell types, and proteomics. The lab is well equipped and is funded to support potential projects in this area via an R35 grant from NIGMS. There is also the potential for qualified applicants to be accepted onto an NIA funded T32 training grant fellowship. The postdoctoral fellow will be part of a strong and expanding community of scientists at OMRF and the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Campus (OUHSC) interested in mitochondrial and aging biology. 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.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in a biological science, chemistry, physics or other relevant area, M.D., or equivalent degree. Should be familiar with standard molecular and cell biology lab techniques.

Minimum Degree Required:

Work Hours:

Preferred Qualifications:
Significant experience working in the fields of neuro or cell biology is preferred. Previous experience with optical imaging or stereotaxic injection in mice is highly preferred.

Physical Demands:
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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