Oklahoma State University - Center for Health Sciences is hiring for a Postdoctoral Fellow position which offers an exciting opportunity to join an integrated and innovative academic research program focused on neuropharmacology and neuroinflammation. The successful candidate will participate in a project focused on the modulation of a7 nicotinic receptors as a strategy for treating neuropathic pain. Both in vitro and in vivo approaches will be used. The successful candidate will also receive training in manuscript preparation, grant writing, and other aspects of professional development.
Two years of institutional funding have been secured for this position.
Publications in peer-reviewed journals are to be expected.
Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU Tulsa and OSU-CHS are tobacco-free campuses. For more information go to www.afirmact.okstate.edu.
Required: - Ph.D. in Pharmacology or related discipline - Experience in cell culture (e.g. microglia, astrocytes), immunoblotting, and assessment of rodent behavior
Preferred: - Experience in pain-related behavior (e.g. drug-induced neuropathic pain) - Good communication and interpersonal skills to facilitate interactions with technicians, faculty, and students
Additional Salary Information: All benefit and leave eligible, excluding retirement
Internal Number: req7491
About Oklahoma State University - Center for Health Sciences
The Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences (OSU-CHS) was founded in 1972 as the Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. In 1988, Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery merged into the OSU System and embraced a new name – the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine.
In 1997, OSU-CHS was established as an academic health center to extend OSU’s reach and expand OSU’s capabilities in the health sciences. Today, OSU-CHS is a premier academic health center comprised of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, the School of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Forensic Sciences, the School of Health Care Administration and the School of Allied Health.
The Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences educates and trains osteopathic physicians, scientists and health care professionals, with an emphasis on providing health care for rural and underserved areas of Oklahoma.