Research Technician / Research Technician II / Research Technician III

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Oklahoma City, OK

Job posting number: #7084784 (Ref:2479889)

Posted: September 6, 2021

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.


Responsibilities
The Beckstead Lab is looking for a full time Research Technician to conduct basic research on motivated behavior and reinforcement in mice.

The candidate’s primary responsibility (60%) will be organization and maintenance of the lab’s mouse colony: making sure the lab has enough mice on hand for all studies to proceed continuously, insuring compliance with safety and animal use oversight, monitoring the health and welfare of the mice, acting as a liaison with animal care personnel, monitoring the diet of some groups of mice, and mouse husbandry. Other duties (40%) are varied and will include: performing mouse behavioral assays including operant drug self-administration and locomotor assays; performing general duties to keep the lab running continuously: ordering supplies and reagents, maintaining an appropriate number of carbogen and oxygen tanks, acting as a liaison with vendors, maintaining equipment, and making buffers and agar plates. Finally, after the applicant is trained duties may evolve to include performing survival surgeries on rodents (including jugular catheter implantation, virus injections, and cannulae placement).


Qualifications
BA/BS degree in one of the biological sciences, physics, or chemistry, and basic understanding of laboratory procedures. Candidates must have experience with rodents, knowledge of basic mouse handling, statistical procedures, as well as methods and practices typical to neuroscience. They must also possess advanced computer skills (or the ability to learn those skills) including data acquisition, Microsoft Office software, order processing, and methods for backing up data.The candidate must be reliable and detail oriented, and also be an effective communicator and follow through on job-related tasks. They must always demonstrate ethical behavior and a high level of scientific rigor and be able to work independently as well as part of a team.


To apply, visit https://careers-omrf.icims.com/jobs/1312/research-technician---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.



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Job posting number:#7084784 (Ref:2479889)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Oklahoma City,Oklahoma
United States
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