Postdoc - Cellular Metabolism

Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City


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.


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.



We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, and vision insurance, minimum 8% company retirement contribution, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, onsite café, free onsite fitness center with access to personal trainer, free parking and much more! Relocation assistance available for those located 50 miles outside of Oklahoma City metro and out of state. Learn more about our benefits here.


The laboratory of Dr. Pengchun Yu in the Cardiovascular Biology Research Program at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) is seeking postdoctoral scientists.


We focus on the interface between cellular metabolism and vascular biology and have a proven track record in this field (Circulation Research, 2010; Circulation, 2012; Nature, 2017; J. Biol. Chem., 2021). More information about the lab can be found at The successful candidates will work on research projects that study the crosstalk between metabolic programs and angiogenic signaling and the involvement of cellular metabolism in the pathogenesis of vascular diseases. Multidisciplinary strategies will be used, ranging from novel genetically modified mouse models to cutting-edge systems biology tools including metabolomics and single-cell transcriptome analysis.


OMRF is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institute. The innovative basic and translational research at OMRF covers several critical areas such as cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease, and cancer. OMRF has made The Scientist magazine’s annual list of the “Best Places to Work for Postdocs” for many years. The institute offers postdoctoral fellows an exceptional research and training environment with state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding core technology laboratories including imaging, next-generation sequencing, and clinical genomics. Moreover, postdoctoral scientists are encouraged to apply for OMRF Postdoc Travel Awards to support their attendance at meetings or workshops.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in a biological science, chemistry, physics or other relevant area, M.D., or equivalent (or expect to receive a doctoral degree soon).

Applicants must possess excellent experimental and communication skills.



Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrate solid training in cell biology, biochemistry, developmental biology, or mouse genetics with scientific publications. Previous research experience in metabolism is not required.


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