Sr. Research Technician / Research Assistant

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Oklahoma City, OK

ID: 7073350 (Ref.No. 2104134)
Posted: December 18, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Posting Number: 000257
Position Type: Laboratory
Classification: Ongoing
Status: Full-Time
Department: Arthritis & Clinical Immunology - Nath

Job Summary/Basic Function:
My laboratory is seeking a highly motivated, self-starter senior level technician with the ability to work with optimal resources and little direct supervision to address important questions in the genetics and genomics of the systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune diseases. Successful candidates will be proficient in wide range of contemporary molecular biology techniques such as, high-throughput sequencing of DNA, RNA, and methylation, ChIP-Seq, ChIP-PCR, Single cell genomics, flow cytometry, cloning, cell culture, chromosome conformation capture, ChIP-qPCR, and genome CRISPR/Cas9 or similar approaches. Competitive individuals will also have some experience in the analysis of genetic data, high-throughput sequencing data and the use of bioinformatics software. 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:
BS/BA degree in one of the biological sciences, physics, chemistry or related area, or equivalent years of relevant lab experience. Should be familiar with lab techniques. Computer and data entry skills required. Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills and adherence to strict deadlines required. Must be professional, team oriented, personable and able to deal with diverse personalities and cultures. Must be able to take direction, follow instructions and keep meticulous records.

Minimum Degree Required:
Bachelors Degree

Work Hours: Typically Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm, but must be willing to work occasional overtime, weekends, and/or holidays.

Preferred Qualifications:
Molecular biology experience highly preferred. Previous experience with any of the following is a plus: DNA and RNA preparations, PCR genotyping, RT-PCR, qPCR, Western blotting, and cell culture. Data analysis experience is an advantage.

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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