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tgriffin90
07-06-2010, 04:02 AM
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow/ Associate Research Scientist
Mentor: Tim Griffin, Ph.D.
Program: Free Radical Biology and Aging
Institute: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF)

Musculoskeletal Biology and Osteoarthritis Research
We are seeking applicants for an NIH-funded postdoctoral position to study
the effects of aging and obesity on the development of osteoarthritis. Our
lab supports an interdisciplinary environment to study how biophysical
signals regulate musculoskeletal function via activation/deactivation of
metabolic and inflammatory pathways in animal and cell model systems. We
work closely with other members of the Free Radical Biology and Aging
Program to understand how the downstream production of mitochondrial-derived
pro- and anti-oxidant responses function as signaling mechanisms in health
and disease.

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D., M.D., or comparable doctoral degree
at the time of the appointment. Must be highly motivated and detail oriented
with strong record-keeping skills. Must be able to multi-task and problem
solve. Candidates are expected to work independently as well as in a group
setting that involves interdisciplinary interactions with faculty, staff,
and students.

A background in musculoskeletal biology, especially in metabolism,
inflammation, or redox signaling is highly desirable. The ideal candidate
will have a good record of publications and excellent communication and
laboratory skills. Preference will be given to candidates with strong
analytical skills. The Free Radical Biology and Aging Program is committed
to training staff, students, and postdoctoral fellows for scientific career
advancement. Candidates seeking a dynamic training environment are
encouraged to apply.

OMRF (omrf.org) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institute
dedicated to understanding and developing more effective treatments for
human disease. OMRF is adjacent to the campus of the University of Oklahoma
Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) in Oklahoma City.

Interested persons should send 1) a current CV, 2) a letter of interest
describing how this position fits into your research interests and future
career plans, and 3) names and contact information of three references via
email to: Tim M. Griffin, Ph.D., [Tim-Griffin@omrf.org]
We offer attractive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.
EOE/AA

Timothy Griffin, Ph.D.
Assistant Member
Free Radical Biology and Aging Program
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
825 NE 13th St, MS 21
Oklahoma City, OK 73104-5046

Phone: 405-271-7579
Fax: 405-271-1437
Tim-Griffin@omrf.org