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 Yu Lab at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team. We are part of the Cardiovascular Biology Research Program at OMRF. Our research focuses on the interface between cellular metabolism and vascular biology. Specifically, we aim to elucidate the crosstalk between metabolic programs and angiogenic signaling events and to understand the involvement of cellular metabolism in the pathogenesis of vascular diseases. Multidisciplinary strategies will be employed, ranging from novel genetically-modified mouse models to cutting-edge systems biology tools including metabolomics and single-cell transcriptome analysis.


Responsibilities will include: 

– Mammalian cell culture and genetic manipulation

– Biochemical and cell biology experiments to assess gene expression and function

– Mouse tissue dissection, immunohistochemistry, and confocal imaging

– Detailed documentation of experiments and results

– Participation in lab and department meetings

Minimum Qualifications

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


Familiarity with basic lab techniques in molecular and cellular biology and biochemistry. Strong ability to coordinate day-to-day work, and follow protocols to complete a variety of detailed tasks and assignments. Ability to record detailed procedures and results. Familiarity with the internet and Microsoft Office. Excellent communication skills. Willingness to work collaboratively with others, as well as independently in areas of proficiency.

Preferred Qualifications

Interest in genetics, molecular biology, developmental biology, or related fields. Previous experience in mouse genetics is a plus but not required.

Work Hours

Typically, Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 5:00PM.


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