Research Technician / Sr. Research Technician

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Oklahoma City, OK

ID: 7058345 (Ref.No. 1524195)
Posted: July 9, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Research Technician / Sr. Research Technician

Posting Number: 000062

Position Type: Laboratory

Classification: Ongoing

Status: Full-Time

Department: Aging & Metabolism - T. Griffin

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Griffin Lab is seeking enthusiastic applicants to manage the lab's mouse colony and conduct animal and laboratory studies in the area of metabolism, inflammation, and musculoskeletal biology. Duties also include assisting with animal protocols, lab ordering, lab equipment maintenance, and participating in weekly lab and department meetings.

Minimum Qualifications:

BA/BS/MS degree in one of the biological sciences, physics, chemistry or related area, or equivalent years of relevant lab experience. Must be skilled in performing standard animal procedures. Must have effective communication skills and outstanding attention to detail.

Minimum Degree Required:

Bachelors Degree

Work Hours:

Preferred Qualifications:

Responsible and highly motivated individual with at least one (1) year of mouse colony management experience, including mouse mating, handling, and genotyping. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly with scientists and staff from labs throughout OMRF and will work closely with the PI to manage lab operations. Candidates with a molecular biology background and an established track record of working with genetically modified mouse models in a biomedical research setting are preferred. Participation in lab meetings and a working knowledge about all lab projects is expected.

Physical Demands:

Regularly required to stand, use manual dexterity, talk or hear; Frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms; occasionally sit; frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; vision abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Potential exposure to fumes, airborne particles, or rodent dander. May work with toxic, caustic chemicals, radioactive materials, liquid nitrogen, human tissue or blood. Potential risk of electrical shock. Occasional exposure to cold 4C, and/or extreme cold -80C from freezers. Noise level is usually moderate.

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