Post-doctoral Fellow - Drosophila genetics & neurodevelopmental diseases

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Apr 23, 2021
May 23, 2021

Post-doctoral Fellow - Drosophila genetics & neurodevelopmental diseases

Posting Number: 000310

Position Type: Scientific

Classification: Ongoing

Status: Full-Time

Department: Aging & Metabolism - Yoon

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Yoon Lab is looking for a highly motivated, creative, and responsible scientists who will play a key role in achieving the mission of the lab. We aim to discover cellular and molecular mechanisms of Mendelian mitochondrial diseases. To do this, we implement an experimental pipeline that leverages the combined power of clinical data, genomics analysis, and studies using Drosophila models and patient-derived stem cell models. We have discovered 5 new Mendelian mitochondrial diseases including the Harel-Yoon syndrome that bears my name. We have established disease models in Drosophila and human iPS cells. Hence, the motivated postdoctoral researchers are expected to discover new findings and publish high-impact papers. Researchers with strong interest in neurological and mitochondrial diseases are welcome to apply. Expertise in any of the following areas is highly valued though not required: - Drosophila genetics - Metabolism/mitochondrial biology - Neurodegeneration & Neurodevelopmental diseases - Developmental biology - iPSCs/cerebral organoids 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, or other relevant area, or equivalent .

Minimum Degree Required:


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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