Postdoc Scholars — Diabetes/Metabolism Biology and Medicinal Chemistry/Chemical Biology research

Location
Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Salary
Salary and benefits will follow University guidelines
Posted
June 18 2018
Organization Type
Academia

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

Postdoc Scholar in Molecular and cellular biology in Diabetes and metabolism. The candidate will study the roles of several novel genes and chemicals we recently identified in pancreatic beta cell biology, insulin action, insulin resistance, and other aspects in the pathogenesis of diabetes. 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, Physiology, Pharmacology or related field is required. Strong expertise in molecular and cellular biology, protein biochemistry, chemical biology, 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 weidong-wang@ouhsc.edu. Please also visit our website http://www.ouhsc.edu/endocrinology/faculty/Wang.asp for more information about our research.

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