Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States
30+ days ago
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Oklahoma State University - Stillwater, Oklahoma

The Department of Animal and Food Sciences at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellow position in muscle biochemistry. This position carries the expectation of excellence, commensurate with the land grant mission of Oklahoma State University.

Position Description
The Meat and Muscle Biology laboratory at the Department of Animal and Food Sciences is looking for self-motivated postdoctoral fellows to conduct research in muscle biochemistry. The overarching goal of the research program is to understand the biomolecular interactions to understand meat color changes. More specifically, research focuses on mitochondria, metabolites, and proteins' role in meat color changes.

A Ph.D. in Animal Science, Food Science, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or a related field is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Applicants must be committed to research excellence. Individuals must demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills and have exemplary lab skills. Applicants with expertise in mitochondrial function, enzyme kinetics, protein chemistry, and omics research are encouraged to apply. There will be opportunities to mentor graduate students and write grants. Applicants from diverse fields, such as biochemistry and molecular biology or biotechnology, who appreciate meat science are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate excellent writing skills. The position is initially for one year, with the possibility of extension.

Employment Conditions
Postdoctoral appointments are made for a term of one year or less. Reappointment for a total period of not more than three years may be made. Review of applications will begin May 30, 2024. For full consideration, submit all materials by May 30, 2024. Review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with education, training, and experience. Benefits such as medical and dental are available to the employee. The position is available on August 1, 2024, or as soon thereafter as an outstanding candidate is available. Information about benefits can be found at https://hr.okstate.edu/prospective-ee.html

About the Department
The Department of Animal and Food Sciences has over 1100 undergraduate students, 65 M.S. and Ph.D. students, and 30 faculty. The department is home to nine undergraduate student organizations and seven competitive undergraduate judging teams. The department operates nine farm and ranch units with high-quality livestock encompassing over 12,000 acres. For more information about the department, go to: http://www.afs.okstate.edu/

To apply, candidates should submit: (a) a letter of application describing how their education and experience qualify them for this postdoc fellow position; (b) a complete curriculum vitae including education, experience, and achievements; (c) official academic transcripts from their degree-granting institutions, (d) names and contact information of three professional references. Questions may be directed to Dr. Ranjith Ramanathan, Faculty Supervisor and Chair of the Search Committee at ranjith.ramanathan@okstate.edu.

Formal applications must be submitted electronically to https://jobs.okstate.edu by searching for req17503.

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Job ID: 72994988
Education / Teaching / Administration
Stillwater , Oklahoma , United States

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