Rheumatology Clinical Trialist - Assistant/Associate/Full Member

Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
 Arthritis and Clinical Immunology (ACI)


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. We are also committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. 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 characteristic.


The Arthritis and Clinical Immunology Research Program (ACI) at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) seeks to understand roles of the immune system in health and disease. Building on strong clinical research infrastructure with longitudinal cohorts, a cadre of talented clinical coordinators/clinical research nurses, diverse aspects of clinical research informatics and a CAP-certified biorepository, we invite qualified candidates to apply for a clinical trialist faculty position focusing on rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Sjogren’s syndrome and/or related disorders. We are currently recruiting at the Assistant/Associate/Full Member level (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor equivalent). Talented candidates at all levels are encouraged to apply and will be considered.


  • Spearhead investigator-initiated, sponsor-led and/or NIH clinical trials
  • Lead comprehensive, optimal autoimmune rheumatic disease patient health care
  • Receive generous, multi-year start-up package with significant, sustained salary and research support
  • Collaborate with basic scientists interested in patient-oriented research
  • Interact closely with Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center faculty and participate in OUHSC housestaff and medical training programs
  • Contribute toward and enjoy access to:
    • vibrant patient cohorts with associated patient care and clinical trials infrastructure
    • extensive autoimmune disease and control sample collections
    • outstanding OMRF and ACI Core facilities


Arthritis and Clinical Immunology investigators have access to a number of outstanding OMRF core facilities, including CAP-CLIA certified Clinical Immunology Laboratory (autoantibody testing), Sample Procurement and Processing, CAP-certified Biorepository, Human Phenotyping, Imaging, Flow Cytometry, Translational Informatics, and state-of-the-art clinical facilities. Extensive autoimmune disease and control sample collections are also available. Pilot programs are also available through the Oklahoma Rheumatic Disease Research Cores Center and Oklahoma Shared Clinical & Translational Resources funding streams, as well as through the Oklahoma Center for Advancement of Science and Technology.


OMRF ( is an independent, not-for-profit biomedical research institute adjacent to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC)campus in Oklahoma City. OMRF investigators enjoy close scientific interactions with OUHSC faculty and participate in OUHSC graduate programs. For more information about Arthritis and Clinical Immunology, please visit:

Minimum Qualifications

Successful candidates must have terminal degree training in Internal Medicine/Rheumatology (MD, DO, MD-PhD, OD-PhD), be board-certified or board-eligible in Internal Medicine/Rheumatology, licensed to practice in the US (and ideally Oklahoma) have received additional training in caring for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and/or Sjögren’s, be in good standing, and demonstrate strong history of successfully recruiting and completing clinical trials. Must possess high level of initiative, strong attention to detail, and be team oriented.

Preferred Qualifications

Clinical trial experience as a site-PI/co-Investigator ideally with interest in ILE, RA and/or Sjögren’s, some immunology exposure/training, experience writing protocols and co-authoring manuscripts. Candidates with a history of extramural funding (especially NIH), investigator initiated clinical trial experience, cohort experience, ability to secure independent extramural funding, with first or senior author publications will be given preference.

Special Instructions

To apply, please attach a CV, a concise future research plan, up to three recent publications, and the contact information of three professional references. Preliminary, confidential inquiries may be addressed to Judith A. James, M.D., Ph.D. at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


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