Research Technician / Research Technician II

Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City


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.


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.


The Lee Lab investigates mechanisms of heart diseases using mouse models and molecular techniques.


The duties of this position will involve mouse handling (managing mouse colony, ear tagging, injections, blood and tissue sample collection, histology, surgical procedures after proper training), molecular biology techniques (PCR genotyping, quantifications of RNA and protein), reagent preparation, supplies ordering, general laboratory maintenance and organization, and data collection and presentation to the Principal Investigator. Assignments are typically non-routine and variable in nature.

Minimum Qualifications

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

-Ability and willingness to handle laboratory mice.

-Basic computer skills including internet software, order processing systems, and Microsoft Office software.
-Ability to comprehend instructions and to follow protocols.
-Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively present and exchange ideas, and to document procedures/data collected.
-Ability to be organized and perform precise and accurate work when dealing with samples and chemicals.
-Ability to compute basic mathematical operations, i.e., rate, ratio, percent, molarity, and unit conversions.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience working with laboratory mice, PCR genotyping and molecular biology techniques are highly desirable.

Work Hours

Typically, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5:30pm. Occasional work outside these hours may happen with advanced notice.


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