Staff Research Assistant

University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma, OK

ID: 7115340 (Ref.No. ta221195)
Posted: November 2, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description


OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center is Oklahoma’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Cancer Center, and one of only 71 NCI-Designated Cancer Centers in the United States. This highly competitive accreditation ensures that our patients receive the highest standard of care and have access to the most advanced cancer treatment options.

The Stephenson Cancer Center is now hiring for a Staff Research Assistant. This position provides assistance to a research staff by collecting data, keeping records, conducting literature searches, technical research, analyzing data, and preparing reports with minimal supervision.


  • Conducts research and laboratory analysis for research staff, to include but not limited to measure and weigh compounds and solutions, isolate, identify and prepare specimens, and collect samples and other research information
  • Participates in clinical research projects collecting data from patients and/or participants in a study
  • Collects various forms of data pertaining to the research project or projects, which could include database information and/or hard files
  • Conducts data analyses, interprets data, draws conclusions, and discusses with principal investigator
  • Keeps detailed logs of all research related projects or activities
  • Conducts literature searches
  • Prepares various reports containing descriptive, analytical, and evaluative content that may be submitted for publication
  • Constructs tests or assists in the construction of tests
  • Collaborates with other researchers or colleagues
  • Participates in meetings and presents research findings to fellow researchers and Principal Investigator
  • Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position

Job Requirements


Education: Bachelor's Degree in a Biological Science, Chemistry, or Physical Science or related field.

Equivalency/Substitution: Will accept 48 months equivalent experience in lieu of the Bachelor's Degree for a total of 60 months research experience or an Associate's Degree and 24 months research experience for a total of 36 months experience

Experience: 12 months research laboratory experience


  • Working knowledge of how to safely handle and dispose of biohazardous materials or chemicals following Federal, State, and University regulations and guidelines
  • Detail oriented. Ability to analyze data and keep records
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing

Working Conditions:

Physical: Standing for prolonged periods. Manual dexterity. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds. Reaching, bending, and stooping

Environmental: Laboratory Environment. Exposure to biohazardous materials, chemicals, odors, and/or carcinogens

Diversity Statement: The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. 
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