Postdoc Scholars — Diabetes research at University of Oklahoma Health Science Center

Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
September 28 2016
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type

The Wang lab at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center (OUHSC) is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral researchers in the area of diabetes research and drug discovery & development.

Postdoc Scholar in Molecular and cellular biology in Diabetes: A postdoctoral position is available to study the roles of several novel genes we have identified in pancreatic beta cell regeneration, beta cell differentiation, survival and function, and insulin resistance. Molecular and cellular biology and biochemical techniques as well as transgenic/knockout mouse models will be utilized for these studies. A Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular or Cell Biology, Pharmacology or related field is required. Strong expertise in molecular and cellular biology, protein biochemistry, or experience with mouse models of diabetes or of metabolic disorders is preferred.

Postdoc Scholar in Medicinal /bioorganic chemistry or chemical biology: another direction of our research is at the interface of biology and chemistry, for the discovery and development of drugs for treatment of diabetes. We discover and study small molecules that promote pancreatic insulin-producing beta cell differentiation from stem cells, and beta cell regeneration and survival using biochemical or cell-based high throughput screening technology. The candidate for this position will be responsible for the design and/or synthesis of analogs of hit compounds, and SAR studies. A Ph.D. in bioorganic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, or related fields with experiences in synthetic organic chemistry is required. Knowledge in biology or experience in cell culture and any biology experiment is a plus, but not required.

Candidates must be self-driven, highly motivated and well organized. Must be able to multi-task and solve problems creatively, with the ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with a team. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.  Candidates with fresh Ph.D. or within 1-2 years of post-doctoral experience and first-author publications in internationally recognized journals are preferred.  

Interested candidates should send a letter that describes your scientific interest and research experience, together with your CV, list of publications and the names of three references to Dr. Weidong Wang at Please also visit our website for more information about our research.