Summer Laboratory Technician

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Oklahoma City, OK

Job posting number: #7079514 (Ref:2279844)

Posted: June 7, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Posting Number: 000298
Position Type: Laboratory
Classification: Temporary
Status: Full-Time
Department: Arthritis & Clinical Immunology - James

Job Summary/Basic Function:
This internship in the Arthritis & Clinical Immunology department will provide motivated students the opportunity to assist with research studies directed towards understanding the mechanisms of autoimmunity. Duties may include performing a variety of immunological and molecular biology techniques, extraction of clinical data from subject charts, and analysis and presentation of data. 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:
High School Diploma, GED or equivalent experience. Must be seeking a degree in biological sciences or related field and have completed at least 36 hours of science course work. Must have prior experience performing lab techniques. Strong computer skills are required. Excellent organization, oral and written communication skills are required. Must be professional, team oriented, and personable. Must be able to take direction, follow instructions and take meticulous records.

Minimum Degree Required:
High School Diploma or Equivalent

Work Hours: Typically, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm. Summer positions typically are from the beginning of June to the end of July.

Preferred Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have completed at least three of the following courses at the upper division level: cell biology, molecular biology, immunology, genetics, or biochemistry. Strong interest in the pursuit of graduate level education in the biological sciences or medicine 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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