Research Technician / Research Technician II / Research Technician III

Location: United States
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Published: 2 months ago

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Overview

Founded in 1946, the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) is among the nation’s oldest, most respected independent, nonprofit biomedical research institutes. OMRF is dedicated to understanding and developing more effective treatments for human diseases, focusing on critical research areas such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, and cardiovascular disease. OMRF follows an innovative cross-disciplinary approach to medical research and ranks among the nation’s leaders in patents per scientist.

Located in Oklahoma City, a city that offers a dynamic and flourishing downtown area, with low cost of living, short commute times and a diversified economy, OMRF has been voted one of the Top Workplaces since the inception of the award. This achievement has been accomplished thanks to OMRF individuals who share a unified understanding that our excellence can only be fully realized with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to these values.

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 café, 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.

OMRF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans 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 Yoon Lab is looking for a highly motivated, organized, responsible person who will play a key role in achieving the mission of the lab. Using Drosophila (fruit fly), we aim to discover cellular and molecular mechanisms how metabolic dysfunctions cause human diseases including neurological diseases. We utilize variety of approaches including genetics, metabolomics, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology as well as confocal and electron microscopy.

Responsibilities will include:

– Maintenance of Drosophila stocks
– Conducting genetic experiments to assess gene function in Drosophila
– Prep of Drosophila tissue samples and imaging using fluorescent and confocal microscopes
– Conducting basic molecular biology experiments such as PCR and cloning
– Detailed documentation of experiments and results
– Participation in lab and departmental meetings

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree typically in one of the biological sciences and/or equivalent years of relevant laboratory experience.

Familiarity with pipetting technique and calculation of solution concentrations/dilutions. Ability to record detailed procedures and results.

Apply developing knowledge to coordinate day-to-day work, complete a variety of detailed tasks and assignments. Basic knowledge of Internet software, order processing system, data base and Microsoft Office software. Must be detail-oriented and work independently as well as on a team.

Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence and protocols/procedures. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to compute basic mathematical operations, i.e., rate, ratio, percent, molarity, and unit conversion. Ability to organize and perform precise and accurate work when dealing with samples and chemicals.

Ability to speak effectively to present ideas and data analysis to supervisor, who will decide how to proceed. Suggest changes to experiments and procedures. Ability to exchange ideas and procedures with co-workers and other labs.

Preferred Qualifications

Three to four years of relevant lab experience. Experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: Drosophila genetics, Drosophila tissue preparation, Drosophila dissection, immunolabeling, and/or microscopy.

Special Instructions

Please upload your resume and transcripts to be considered.

Work Hours

Typically Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:30, but must be willing to work occasional overtime.

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