Post-doctoral Fellow - Mitochondria

Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
 Aging & Metabolism - Lewis


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.


The Lewis lab in the Aging & Metabolism Program is seeking a highly motived postdoctoral fellow to study the unique roles of mitochondrial subpopulations in neurons. The lab is interested in understanding how compartmentalization of mitochondrial structure and function (or its loss) underlies neuronal development, aging and neurodegeneration. To accomplish this goal, the lab makes use of both in vitro and in vivo techniques including 2 photon microscopy on anesthetized and awake behaving mice, in utero electroporation, genetic or viral targeting of defined cell types, and proteomics. The lab is well equipped and is funded to support potential projects in this area via an R35 grant from NIGMS. There is also the potential for qualified applicants to be accepted onto an NIA funded T32 training grant fellowship.


The postdoctoral fellow will be part of a strong and expanding community of scientists at OMRF and the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Campus (OUHSC) interested in mitochondrial and aging biology. 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in a biological science, chemistry, physics or other relevant area, M.D., or equivalent degree. Should be familiar with standard molecular and cell biology lab techniques.


OMRF has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious accommodation, as a condition of employment. Applicants must have received, or be willing to receive, a COVID-19 vaccine by their start date to be considered for employment.

Preferred Qualifications

Significant experience working in the fields of neuro or cell biology is preferred. Previous experience with optical imaging or stereotaxic injection in mice is highly preferred.

Special Instructions

Qualified persons should send a brief email and CV to describing their relevant experience and interest in the lab.


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