Posting Number: 000059 Position Type: Scientific Classification: Ongoing Status: Full-Time Department: Aging & Metabolism - T. Griffin
Job Summary/Basic Function: The Griffin Lab (griffint.omrf.org) is seeking a post-doctoral fellow or staff scientist to study the mechanisms of osteoarthritis pathophysiology. The lab uses genetically modified mouse models and diet treatments to study the effect of aging and obesity on cartilage biology. The lab also studies how exercise regulates synovial inflammation in healthy and injured joints using mouse models. Broad focus areas for the lab are metabolism, inflammation, and mechanobiology. The research will involve working with a multi-disciplinary group of colleagues in the Aging and Metabolism Research Program at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF). Our lab shares strong collaborations with other labs at OMRF and at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) in the areas of aging, mitochondrial biology, osteoimmunology, and orthopaedics. The Aging and Metabolism Research Program is committed to training postdoctoral fellows for an independent research career. Staff Scientists are also eligible for career advancement. We are seeking candidates with a strong scientific background and excellent written and verbal communication skills to work independently and in a multidisciplinary research team. Candidates with expertise in metabolism and immunology are encouraged to apply. The position is available immediately.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D., M.D., or comparable doctoral degree at the time of the appointment.
Minimum Degree Required: Doctorate
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.