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Post Doctoral Fellow

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK

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Post Doctoral Fellow

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Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

Location Address:

Life Sciences East, Stillwater, OK 74078

Hiring Supervisor:

Noha Youssef, Ph.D.

Hiring Range:
(Contingent upon available funding):

0.00 - 0.00, Commensurate with education and experience

Work Schedule:


Faculty Appt Period:

12 months

Job Summary:

We invite applicants for a post-doctoral fellow position at the Youssef-Elshahed laboratory. The position is initially for one year, with the possibility of yearly extensions based on availability of funds and annual performance evaluations. The Youssef-Elshahed laboratory is widely recognized in the areas of anaerobic fungal taxonomy, diversity, and genomics. 

The successful candidate will conduct research on the diversity, ecology, evolution, and genomics of the Anaerobic gut Fungi (Phylum Neocallimastigomycota). The researcher will be tasked with assessing the diversity of Neocallimastigomycota in various habitats using innovative culture-based and culture-independent approaches. As well, the candidate will work closely with a research team investigating the genomic landscape of the Neocallimastigomycota, while simultaneously exploring the genetic basis of cellular differentiation, plant biomass degradation, and stress response machinery. 

The position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience. Oklahoma State University is an R1 doctorate-granting university with "very high research activity”. The city of Stillwater is a vibrant university town with a cost of living well below the national average. Stillwater is consistently ranked among the nation’s top small cities for quality of life and boasts a vibrant downtown, low crime rate, and an excellent school system.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants should apply by submitting a cover letter explaining their qualifications for the position and a complete CV at . Review of applications will start on March 1, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Additional inquiries regarding the position should also be directed to Dr. Noha Youssef, .

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. / Ed.D. in microbiology or a related field. Applicants with knowledge and expertise in the areas of fungal genomics, fungal genetic manipulation, and anaerobic microbiology will be given special attention.

Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions. For more information, visit



Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system that prepares students for success. Orange is the Answer. Through leadership and service, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation and the world. OSU has more than 35,000 students across its five-campus system with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 264,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world. 

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) is part of the modern land-grant system of Oklahoma State University. OSU-OKC is a two-year public institution, offering more than 50 degrees and certificate options. Through quality education, a supportive environment, leadership training and service opportunities, OSU-OKC trains students to work and educates them to lead. OSU-OKC graduates are found throughout the community serving as police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, healthcare professionals and business owners.

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression,  national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. Oklahoma State University campuses are tobacco and vapor-free.

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