Post-doctoral Fellow / Assistant Staff Scientist - Genetics of Lupus

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Oklahoma City, OK

ID: 7078698 (Ref.No. 2264982)
Posted: May 19, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Posting Number: 000288
Position Type: Scientific
Classification: Ongoing
Status: Full-Time
Department: Arthritis & Clinical Immunology - Nath

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Nath laboratory in the Arthritis and Clinical Immunology research program is seeking a highly motivated, self-starter staff-scientist/post-doctoral level 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-qPCR, Single cell genomics, flow cytometry, cloning, cell culture etc. Experience in genome CRISPR/Cas9 or similar approaches will get preference. 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:
Ph.D., M.D., or Ph.D./M.D. A candidate should have a doctoral degree in molecular biology, genetics, biotechnology, bioinformatics, or related fields. Experience in genomics, cloning and functional characterization of genes is required. Knowledge of statistical genetic methods for gene-mapping for complex traits, and computer programming skills (e.g. familiarity with UNIX-like OS) will get preference.

Minimum Degree Required:

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Preferred Qualifications:
The successful applicant is expected to have a strong interest in genetics of complex traits and will have experience in both the application / implementation of established methods for high throughput molecular biology techniques and genetic association studies.

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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