Senior Research Technician / Research Assistant

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Oklahoma City, OK

ID: 7076323 (Ref.No. 2193631)
Posted: March 24, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Posting Number: 000192
Position Type: Laboratory
Classification: Ongoing
Status: Full-Time
Department: Cardiovascular Biology - Olson

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Assist with research activities directed toward understanding the roles of signaling pathways in organ development, physiology, and disease. Basic duties will include working with laboratory mice, PCR genotyping, reagent preparation, ordering supplies, and general laboratory maintenance and organization. Additional responsibilities will include mouse model experiments and may include molecular biology and histology. 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. 1+ years of relevant molecular biology laboratory experience. Basic computer skills including Internet software, order processing systems, and Microsoft Office software. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Must be organized, take direction, keep meticulous records, and meet all deadlines. Professionalism and acceptance of diverse personalities and cultures is required.

Minimum Degree Required:
Bachelors Degree

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

Preferred Qualifications:
At least a 2 year commitment required. Prefer someone with interest in genetics, developmental biology, or related fields. Previous experience with laboratory mice and PCR genotyping is preferred.

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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