Post-doc Position Available – Gynecology Oncology

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Division: Gynecology Oncology
Schedule: Monday – Friday; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Stephenson Cancer Center, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK
Salary Range: $50,000- $51,000


The Stephenson Cancer Center (SCC) at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The research focus of the laboratory is to discover and investigate the molecular mechanisms of breast and gynecologic cancer development, progression, therapeutic response and resistance. We are specifically interested in the role of extracellular vesicles (EVs)  in the tumor microenvironment, to develop methods to target EV content loading and secretion for cancer therapy and examining EV contents, including microRNAs, as biomarkers of therapeutic response, as well as developing new therapeutic strategies for more effective treatment of breast and gynecologic cancers.

Job Purpose:

We are seeking a highly ambitious and self-motivated scientist with a strong background in the cellular and molecular biology of cancer. Experience with cell culture and mouse models is preferred. The successful candidate will be well organized, a self-starter, and team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications

  • D. in biological sciences
  • Experience Preferred: At least 2 years of prior lab experience in cellular and molecular biology techniques

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plans, directs, and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments
  • Evaluates and analyzes data
  • May establish new research protocols and procedures
  • Summarizes research findings and publish results in research journals
  • May be responsible for laboratory operations
  • May supervise research staff

Additional Skills:

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in

  • 2D and 3D cell culture and in vitro cell culture assays
  • DNA, RNA and protein extraction and downstream techniques such as PCR, RT-PCR, western blotting, etc.
  • Cell imaging and confocal microscopy
  • Standard molecular biology techniques, gene manipulation, cloning, lentiviral production
  • Exosome isolation and characterization

Other skills would include

  • Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to work independently and with an interdisciplinary group of scientists and clinicians
  • A proven record of publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific conferences

Interested candidates should send a cover letter stating your research interests along with a curriculum vitae, and three professional references to Dr. Bethany Hannafon (

The SCC is a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center conducting transdisciplinary, team-based research supported by an array of core research facilities and resources located at the large OUHSC research campus in the Oklahoma City metro area. Postdoctoral career development and training resources are available from the SCC Education, Training and Career Enhancement Core and from the OUHSC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. Oklahoma City is a large metropolis with western charm, easy local transportation, vibrant downtown, low-cost of living and excellent suburbs.

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