Research Technician / Research Assistant

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Oklahoma City, OK

Job posting number: #7078860 (Ref:2270116)

Posted: May 21, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Posting Number: 000249
Position Type: Laboratory
Classification: Ongoing
Status: Full-Time
Department: Cell Cycle & Cancer Biology - Gorbsky

Job Summary/Basic Function:
We are currently accepting applications for positions at the level of Research Technician / Senior Research Technician / Research Assistant to join our research team. We offer an invigorating research environment and opportunities for independent research and career advancement. Specific duties include mammalian and amphibian cell culture, fluorescence microscopy, plasmid construction and preparation, transfection of mammalian and amphibian cells, protein production and purification from bacteria. Experimental design and troubleshooting are important skills. 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:
BA/BS degree typically in one of the biological sciences, physics, or chemistry or equivalent years of professional, paid, relevant laboratory experience. Should be familiar with lab techniques.

Minimum Degree Required:
Bachelors Degree

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

Preferred Qualifications:
Familiarity with tissue culture, molecular biology, and light microscopy lab techniques is preferred. Additional preference will be given to candidates with experience in: genomics, proteomics, live cell imaging, broad knowledge of molecular biology techniques, and ability to independently formulate and troubleshoot experimental protocols. The candidate should also possess strong abilities to organize, interpret and present data. The candidate must have strong team skills for collaborating with other laboratory members on research projects.

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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