Post-doctoral Fellow / Assistant Staff Scientist - Genetics of Lupus

Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
 Arthritis & Clinical Immunology - Nath


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.


The Nath laboratory in the Arthritis and Clinical Immunology research program is seeking a highly motivated, self-starter staff-scientist/post-doctoral level with the ability to work with optimal resources and little direct supervision to address important questions in the genetics and genomics of the systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune diseases. Successful candidates will be proficient in wide range of contemporary molecular biology techniques such as, high-throughput sequencing of DNA, RNA, and methylation, ChIP-Seq, ChIP-qPCR, Single cell genomics, flow cytometry, cloning, cell culture etc. Experience in genome CRISPR/Cas9 or similar approaches will get preference. Competitive individuals will also have some experience in the analysis of genetic data, high-throughput sequencing data and the use of bioinformatics software.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D., M.D., or Ph.D./M.D.


A candidate should have a doctoral degree in molecular biology, genetics, biotechnology, bioinformatics, or related fields. Experience in genomics, cloning and functional characterization of genes is required. Knowledge of statistical genetic methods for gene-mapping for complex traits, and computer programming skills (e.g. familiarity with UNIX-like OS) will get preference.


OMRF has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious accommodation, as a condition of employment. Applicants must have received, or be willing to receive, a COVID-19 vaccine by their start date to be considered for employment.

Preferred Qualifications

The successful applicant is expected to have a strong interest in genetics of complex traits and will have experience in both the application / implementation of established methods for high throughput molecular biology techniques and genetic association studies.


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