NIH-funded and Department of Defense (DoD)-funded projects post-doctoral research fellow positions in Regulatory RNA Research.

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The Je-Hyun Yoon lab at the newly established Department of Oncology Science and the NCI-designated OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center is recruiting enthusiastic and motivated postdoctoral researchers to join NIH-funded and Department of Defense (DoD)-funded projects on 1) the alcoholic liver injury and cancer and 2) the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy studies specifically involving biochemical, molecular, and cellular mechanisms of extracellular RNA release and circular RNA biogenesis. We develop cutting edge projects on 3) Post-transcriptional RNA modifications by small peptides in energy metabolism.

The Yoon Lab possesses a strong track record on noncoding RNA studies including Park et al., 2021 Cell Metabolism and Lee et al., 2022 Nature Communications

There is an opportunity to complete ongoing research projects as well.

Duties: Potential research projects involve working in:

1) intestinal epithelial cell and hepatocyte models of alcohol-induced liver inflammation and tumorigenesis.

2) In vitro models of skeletal muscle differentiation and membrane repair modulated by circular RNAs.

3) Biochemical linkage of ribonucleotides and polypeptides driving energy metabolism in cancer and aging.

Successful postdoctoral candidates should be qualified and motivated individuals with a Ph.D. from broad backgrounds in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology fields, including but not limited to post-transcriptional gene expression regulation. Recently graduated Ph.D.’s from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have an excellent record of publication in peer-reviewed journals.

The Yoon lab is a friendly, welcoming, and inclusive place with great excitement for cancer research. We plan to complete the recruitment process soon.

Interested candidates should submit their CV directly to Ms. Rebecca New at

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of health professionals and scholars.  We seek a community with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, and we provide equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, political beliefs, national origin, age (40 or older), sex (see: Sexual Misconduct, Discrimination policy) sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or veteran status.

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