Research Technician II / Research Technician III

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Oklahoma City, OK

ID: 7099562 (Ref.No. 3056033)
Posted: May 6, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Overview
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.

Benefits

We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, and vision insurance, minimum 8% company retirement contribution, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, onsite cafe, free onsite fitness center with access to personal trainer, free parking and much more! Relocation assistance available for those located 50 miles outside of Oklahoma City metro and out of state. Learn more about our benefits here.


Responsibilities
The Beckstead Lab is looking for either a Research Technician II or III to conduct basic research on brain pathways in mice associated with substance abuse and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Primary duties will include performing immunohistochemistry on mouse brain sections, fluorescent imaging/microscopy with the assistance of the OMRF imaging core, and performing molecular analyses of gene expression, including RNA isolation, library preparation, sequencing, and quantitative analysis. Secondary duties (as time permits) could include performing behavioral experiments, assisting with the ordering of supplies and reagents, and other supportive lab duties.


Qualifications
BA/BS degree typically in one of the biological sciences, physics, or chemistry or equivalent years of professional, paid, relevant laboratory experience. Plus minimum of 1 year of relevant lab experience. Relevant skills should include some experience with tissue sectioning, immunohistochemistry as well as imaging and microscopy, experience with techniques common to molecular biology, statistical procedures, as well as methods and practices typical to basic neuroscience research. Applicants with advanced computer skills (data acquisition and analysis, Microsoft Office, and methods for backing up data), knowledge of basic mouse handling, and experience extracting brains from rodents will be viewed favorably. Finally, the candidate must demonstrate ethical behavior at all times and a high level of scientific rigor, must be detail-oriented, and able to work independently as well as part of a team. OMRF has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious accommodation, as a condition of employment. Applicants must have received, or be willing to receive, a COVID-19 vaccine by their start date to be considered for employment. 


To apply, visit https://careers-omrf.icims.com/jobs/1424/research-technician-ii---research-technician-iii/job?in_iframe=1

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.jeid-1ec8be625b5a6d45bb1c4b3f61dd06a5