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Post-doctoral Fellow/Associate Research Scientist – Integrative Mechanobiology

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  • Post-doctoral Fellow/Associate Research Scientist – Integrative Mechanobiology

    The Griffin Lab at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation ( is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral position in the area of musculoskeletal mechanobiology. Our lab provides an interdisciplinary training environment to study how biophysical signals regulate diarthrodial joint function via activation/deactivation of oxidative, metabolic and inflammatory pathways. Studies involve in vitro cartilage loading models and in vivo mouse obesity and exercise models to identify mechano-sensitive signaling mechanisms, with a focus on aging and osteoarthritis. We utilize new technologies to facilitate and accelerate the translational relevance of our work, including the use of targeted proteomics (in collaboration with our colleague Dr. Kinter) and small animal magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy. We have also developed a custom force-instrumented running wheel for high-throughput individual limb force measurements in mice. Our lab shares strong collaborations with other labs at OMRF and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in the areas of metabolism, inflammation, orthopaedics, and nutrition.

    Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D., M.D., or comparable doctoral degree at the time of the appointment. A background in musculoskeletal biomechanics or biomedical engineering is highly desired. Experience in free radical biology, cell/molecular biology or connective tissue biology is desired but not required. The Free Radical Biology and Aging Program is committed to training postdoctoral fellows for scientific career advancement. Candidates seeking a dynamic training environment for career advancement are encouraged to apply.

    OMRF ( is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institute located adjacent to the campus of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) in Oklahoma City. OMRF ranked 6th among US institutions in The Scientist magazine’s 2011 listing of “Best Places to Work for Postdoctoral Fellows.”

    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., []