Research Assistant / Sr. Research Assistant

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Oklahoma City, OK

ID: 7075319 (Ref.No. 2141458)
Posted: February 19, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Research Assistant / Sr. Research Assistant

Posting Number: 000276

Position Type: Laboratory

Classification: Ongoing

Status: Full-Time

Department: Cell Cycle & Cancer Biology – Kirkland

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Kirkland lab ( at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) is looking to recruit a Research Assistant to provide research support for several ongoing projects in the lab. You will be an integral part of setting up the foundation of our new research program. In the Kirkland lab we study the role of chromatin regulators and epigenetics in cancer. Responsibilities include stocking and maintenance of laboratory supplies, maintenance of databases of reagents and experimental data, and producing reagents for the use of other members of the lab. Other duties include molecular cloning, DNA/RNA and protein purification, mammalian cell culture, and genomics techniques. We are looking for an energetic, detail-oriented person who is willing to learn a variety of techniques including CRISPR and epigenome editing. The candidate is expected to have extensive research experience and will be responsible for some of the training of less experienced lab members such as research staff, graduate students, and post docs. Collaborates and builds constructive relationships with vendors and technical advisers. Works independently, but seeks assistance when needed. Operates highly specialized equipment requiring moderate to high degree of skill. The Kirkland lab strives for an inclusive environment and we especially encourage those that identify as women, or a member of an underrepresented minority to apply. 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:

Bachelor’s degree typically in one of the biological sciences or equivalent years of professional, paid, relevant laboratory experience. Minimum of 3 years of relevant laboratory experience including experience with mammalian cell culture. Apply developing knowledge to coordinate day-to-day work, complete a variety of detailed tasks and assignments. Good communication and problem-solving skills, and a willingness to learn are essential. Must be willing and able to work independently once trained. Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence and protocols/procedures. Ability to organize and perform precise and accurate work when dealing with samples and chemicals. Ability to write up results and visualize data. Ability effectively present ideas and data analysis to PI. 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, but must be willing to work occasional overtime, weekends, and/or holidays.

Preferred Qualifications:

An ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of relevant laboratory experience, including: • Experience working with R or in the terminal • Experience and knowledge with bioinformatics • A knowledge of chromatin biology • Experience with a variety of molecular biology lab techniques and working with DNA/RNA/Protein. Laboratory experience with: • molecular cloning • genomics (RNA-seq; ChIP-seq etc.)

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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