Post-doctoral Fellow - Innate Lymphocytes & Influenza Pathogenesis

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Oklahoma City, OK

ID: 7072406 (Ref.No. 2080796)
Posted: November 20, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Posting Number: 000106
Position Type: Scientific
Classification: Ongoing
Status: Full-Time
Department: Arthritis & Clinical Immunology - Alberola-Ila

Job Summary/Basic Function:
A post-doctoral position is available immediately in the Alberola-Ila lab to study NKT subset differentiation and function. We are studying the role of E protein activity in these processes with the goal of understanding the molecular mechanisms and signaling pathways that determine NKT subset differentiation, and the functional roles of NKT subsets in infection and autoimmunity. Incumbents at this level plan, design and conduct research experiments; manage research projects; prepare reports and papers for publication, presentation and future research; contribute to grant writing and are encouraged to write applications for fellowships. Learn the complexities of research lab management and participate in various lab management responsibilities. OMRF is an independent, not-for-profit biomedical research institute adjacent to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) campus in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City offers a dynamic and flourishing downtown area, with low cost of living, short commute times and a diversified economy. OMRF's excellence can only be fully realized by individuals who share our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to these values. OMRF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in a biological science, chemistry, physics or other relevant area, M.D., or equivalent. Knowledge of the principles and practices of scientific theory and research; demonstrates skill in formulating and testing hypotheses; ability to conduct scientific research experiments; to analyze and summarize data and results; to write technical, scientific papers; to write grants and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to mentor students and guide/direct the work of less senior scientists; to manage a research lab with progressive competency and to demonstrate leadership in a research lab.

Minimum Degree Required:
Doctorate

Work Hours:

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in mouse models and cellular immunology is desirable.

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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