Post-doctoral Fellow

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


Founded in 1946, the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) is among the nation’s oldest, most respected independent, nonprofit biomedical research institutes. OMRF is dedicated to understanding and developing more effective treatments for human diseases, focusing on critical research areas such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, and cardiovascular disease. OMRF follows an innovative cross-disciplinary approach to medical research and ranks among the nation’s leaders in patents per scientist.


Located in Oklahoma City, a city that offers a dynamic and flourishing downtown area, with low cost of living, short commute times and a diversified economy, OMRF has been voted one of the Top Workplaces since the inception of the award. This achievement has been accomplished thanks to OMRF individuals who share a unified understanding that our excellence can only be fully realized with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to these values.


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.


OMRF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans 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 are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow to join the multidisciplinary Stout Laboratory within the Aging & Metabolism (A&M) Research Program at OMRF. The fellow will investigate how sex hormones and their receptors modulate hypothalamic neurocircuitry and the sex-specific regulation of systemic metabolism during the aging process. The successful candidate will employ a wide range of techniques including stereotaxic injection of AAVs into the brain, chemogenetic approaches (DREADD), brain imaging, single-cell transcriptomics, in vivo metabolic assessments, and a variety of cellular & molecular biology techniques. The candidate will present their data regularly in laboratory meetings, local seminars and symposiums, and will have opportunities to present their work at national conferences. A requirement of the position is that the candidate must demonstrate ethical behavior at all times, a high level of scientific rigor, and must be detail oriented and able to work independently and as part of a team.


The Stout Laboratory and A&M Research Program welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds that thrive in a highly collaborative and supportive environment. We are strongly committed to providing individualized mentoring and assistance with career advancement through the implementation of a postdoctoral mentoring committee. The A&M Research Program, which currently consists of 13 highly collaborative investigators, provides an exceptional training environment in aging biology (Geroscience). The A&M Research Program also has a strong collaborative history with  faculty from the Oklahoma Center for Geroscience and Health Brain Aging at OUHSC which has resulted in a Geroscience Training Grant (T32 AG052363) that supports graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at OMRF and OUHSC. The collaborative program also houses the Oklahoma Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in Basic Biology of Aging (P30 AG050911), which provides pilot funding for junior investigators. OMRF also offers an annual grant writing course (F-troop) for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows that plan to prepare grant applications (F- or K-awards) for the NIH. The OMRF Postdoctoral Association offers additional training opportunities related to grant writing, presentation skills, and career development. The vibrant and highly collaborative environment within OMRF has resulted in the foundation being named the top large employer in the state of Oklahoma three times in the last five years.

Minimum Qualifications

The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • A PhD in neuroscience or related discipline
  • Prior experience with stereotaxic injection into the brain and chemogenetic approaches
  • At minimum, a basic knowledge of rodent handling, rodent surgical skills, and statistical procedures
  • Computer skills and prior experience with data analysis
  • Prior experience writing manuscripts and be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Prior experience, or a willingness, to mentor graduate students and/or laboratory technicians


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