Research Technician

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Oklahoma City, OK

ID: 7063256 (Ref.No. 1786021)
Posted: January 27, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Posting Number: 000166
Position Type: Laboratory
Classification: Ongoing
Status: Full-Time
Department: Genes & Human Disease - Gaffney

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Dr. Freeman is looking to hire a Research Technician for his lap. This person will identify, prepare and perform a variety of epigenetic research experiments. Projects and assignments are typically non-routine and variable in nature. Receive no instruction on routine work, but receive instructions on new work or special assignments. Collect and present data to Manager or Principal Investigator. Expected to perform the following duties after appropriate training and time in the position.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree typically in one of the biological sciences or equivalent years of professional, paid, relevant laboratory experience. Should be familiar with lab techniques.

Apply developing knowledge to coordinate day-to-day work, complete a variety of detailed tasks and assignments. Basic knowledge of Internet software, order processing system, data base and Microsoft Office software. Must be detail oriented and work independently as well as a team player.

Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence and protocols/procedures. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to compute basic mathematical operations, i.e., rate, ratio, percent, molarity, and unit conversion. Ability to organize and perform precise and accurate work when dealing with samples and chemicals.

Ability to speak effectively to present ideas and data analysis to supervisor, who will decide how to proceed. Suggest changes to experiments and procedures. Ability to exchange ideas and procedures with co-workers and other labs.

Minimum Degree Required:
Bachelors Degree

Work Hours: Typically Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5pm.

Preferred Qualifications:
BS in Genetics and/or Molecular Biology, or related field is preferred. Previous experience with any of the following is also preferred but not required: genotyping, next-generation sequencing, qPCR, and data analyses.

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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