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Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
Manage, establish, streamline, implement, improve, and/or evaluate purchasing policies and procedures according to best practices to ensure timeliness, budget mindfulness, and optimize customer service. Produce and analyze reports on purchase commitments, costs, and delivery performance. Develop and manage purchasing budgets and forecasts. Oversee the operations and daily activities of the purchasing department. Hire, train, supervise, mentor, develop, motivate, and evaluate purchasing employees. Develop, negotiate, and administer purchasing agreements and contracts with suppliers in support of organizational requirements. Develop and maintain strategic relationships with key suppliers and vendors and maintain approved vendor/supplier database. Identify, source and manage vendor and supplier selection process based on price, quality, support, capacity, and reliability. Measure and manage vendor and supplier costs, quality, and delivery performance results. Resolve vendor shipment, defective produce, product pricing, or other issues. Work with relevant departments to manage inventory requirements. Facilitate timely placement and authorization review of purchase orders.  
Category
Other
ID
2022-1508
Department
 Facility Services
Classification
On-going
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
The Gorman lab is hiring for a Staff Scientist to design and conduct hypothesis-driven research projects; prepare reports and papers for publication, presentation and future research; assists with grant writing; and may oversee and/or manages research projects, summarize and present results, as well as guiding/leading graduate students, postdocs, and lab staff; may manage staff. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • Knowledge of the principles and practices of scientific theory and research • Demonstrates skill in formulating and testing hypotheses • Ability to conduct scientific research experiments, analyze, and summarize data and results • Ability to write and present technical, scientific papers, and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing • Mentor students and guide/direct the work of less senior scientists
Category
Scientific
ID
2022-1506
Department
 Arthritis & Clinical Immunology - Gorman
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
The Gorman Lab is seeking a highly motivated, passionate Postdoctoral Fellow to investigate the role of genetic variants in autoimmune pathogenesis. This is a mentored position in which the candidate will design and conduct research experiments; manage research projects; prepare reports and papers for publication, presentation, and future research; and contribute to grant writing. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • Knowledge of the principles and practices of scientific theory and research • Demonstrates skill in formulating and testing hypotheses • Ability to conduct scientific research experiments, analyze, and summarize data and results • Ability communicate effectively both orally and in writing • Ability to present ideas and results
Category
Scientific
ID
2022-1505
Department
 Arthritis & Clinical Immunology - Gorman
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
The Finn Lab at OMRF is looking for an innovative, dedicated scientist for a full-time staff scientist position. We study how variability in genome organization can give rise to cellular phenotypes. You will be trained in techniques specific to the lab. You will bring your own expertise. Together, we’ll develop an exciting, independent research project that you will oversee and manage. As the work develops, there will be opportunities for mentorship of students, publication, and formal and informal presentations.   Benchmark Accountabilities: • Independently conducts scientific research • Oversees and/or manages a research project • Mentors more junior lab members • Shares in regular lab maintenance tasks • Assists with grant writing and writing papers for publication • Presents scientific information both formally and informally   Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • Knowledge of the principles and practices of scientific theory and research • Skill in formulating and testing hypotheses • Verbal and written communication skills • Ability to design and conduct scientific research experiments • Ability to analyze and summarize data and results • Ability to write scientific papers and grants • Ability to mentor students and guide the work of less senior scientists
Category
Scientific
ID
2022-1503
Department
Cell Cycle & Cancer Biology - Finn
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
The Finn Lab at OMRF is looking for excellent candidates for a position at the level of postdoctoral research fellow. We study how variability in genome organization can give rise to cellular phenotypes. You will be trained in techniques specific to the lab. You will bring your own expertise. Together, we’ll develop an exciting, independent research project that you will oversee and manage. As the work develops, there will be opportunities for grant-writing, mentorship of students, publication, and formal and informal presentations. The eventual goal is to help you build the independence you need to advance your career.   Benchmark Accountabilities: • Independently conducts scientific research • Oversees and/or manages a research project • Mentors more junior lab members • Shares in regular lab maintenance tasks • Assists with grant writing and writing papers for publication • Apply for training grants and other funding if eligible with assistance and guidance • Presents scientific information both formally and informally   Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • Knowledge of the principles and practices of scientific theory and research • Skill in formulating and testing hypotheses • Verbal and written communication skills • Ability to design and conduct scientific research experiments • Ability to analyze and summarize data and results • Ability to write scientific papers and grants • Ability to mentor students and guide the work of less senior scientists
Category
Scientific
ID
2022-1502
Department
Cell Cycle & Cancer Biology - Finn
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
Identify, prepare and perform a variety of research experiments according to protocol. Projects and assignments are typically non-routine and variable in nature. Receive no instruction on routine work, but receive instructions on new work or special assignments. Collect and present data to Manager or Principal Investigator. Expected to perform the following duties after appropriate training and time in the position. Candidates with experience managing animal breeding colonies and genotyping are especially encouraged to apply.
Category
Laboratory
ID
2022-1501
Department
Aging & Metabolism - Michael Stout
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
The Ocañas Lab is hiring a Research Technician to contribute to projects focused on brain aging and neurodegeneration using in vivo mouse models. Primary responsibilities will include mouse colony management (breeding, genotyping, record keeping), molecular biology techniques (qPCR, sequencing library preparation), and regular lab maintenance tasks. Other skills will be added as needed to support the research program. In-depth training will be provided for all tasks (no advanced experience required).
Category
Laboratory
ID
2022-1500
Department
Genes & Human Disease - Ocañas
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
The Zhao lab is looking for a Research Technician. This position provides an excellent opportunity for an individual who wants to begin a career in science and/or medicine. Research projects in the Zhao lab are centered around the regulatory mechanisms for T cell differentiation and functions important for therapeutics against autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases, and cancers. The individual will receive training in state-of-the-art immunology, genetics, molecular biology and developmental biology techniques.   The research technician is expected to perform routine laboratory procedures according to standardized protocols and report results. The individual receives detailed instructions on assignments and regular supervision. The individual will have opportunities to work with a team on significant projects or lead independent projects.
Category
Laboratory
ID
2022-1499
Department
 Arthritis & Clinical Immunology - Zhao
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
• Support Clinical Research Coordinators (CRC) in conduct of clinical research activities. • Prep for research visits by gathering all relevant documents and supplies. • Prepare and maintain patient examination rooms and prepare patients for physical/medical/research exams. • Assist clinician investigators in the examination process. • Obtain vital signs, reconcile medications, record adverse events, perform EKGs as specified in research protocol. • Administer patient questionnaires, both paper and electronic. • Prepare and administer medications, injections, or treatments. • Draw blood and obtain and prepare other specimens for lab tests as directed by the protocol and the study investigator. • Maintain patient and research records and adhere to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). • Clean and sterilize instruments and dispose of contaminated supplies. • Coordinate with external medical facilities. • Assists with approved research subject recruitment, retention and communication including conducting telephone screens and participating in research marketing activities such as health fairs. • Schedule appointments, maintain medical records, and complete paperwork. • Perform accurate, legal, and ethical documentation at all times. • Input patient/participant data into research databases.
Category
Administrative
ID
2022-1498
Department
 Arthritis & Clinical Immunology - James
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
The Lewis Lab looking for a Laboratory Technician to assist with basic research into neurobiology and mitochondrial function using both in vitro and in vivo approaches in mice. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to, mammalian cell culture, western blotting, molecular biology, basic biochemical assays, immunocytochemistry, microscopy, mouse handling, euthanasia and dissection, and PCR genotyping. Training will be provided.
Category
Laboratory
ID
2022-1496
Department
 Aging & Metabolism - Lewis
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
The Lewis Lab is looking for a Research Technician to conduct basic research into neurobiology and mitochondrial function using both in vitro and in vivo approaches in mice. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, mammalian cell culture, western blotting, molecular biology, immunocytochemistry, microscopy, mouse handling, euthanasia and dissection, and PCR genotyping. Training will be provided.
Category
Laboratory
ID
2022-1495
Department
 Aging & Metabolism - Lewis
Classification
On-going
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
The Finn Lab at OMRF is looking for creative, motivated applicants for a Research Technician position. We study how the genome is organized in human cells in order to understand how those cells make decisions. We will train you on cell biology techniques (DNA Fluorescence in situ hybridization, confocal imaging, automated image processing). You will carry out experiments independently after training and share in regular lab maintenance tasks. You will present your work one-on-one and in small group sessions to the lab and department, and we will identify and plan future experiments together.
Category
Laboratory
ID
2022-1494
Department
Cell Cycle & Cancer Biology - Finn
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
Fleming Scholars work for 8 weeks in the summer (June 5th - July 28th) in state-of-the-art biomedical research laboratories on individual projects and are supervised by senior members of the OMRF scientific staff. Scholars attend weekly seminars as well as occasional social events as a group. On the final day of the program, scholars give formal scientific seminars outlining the findings of their projects. Each scholar also writes a scientific paper summarizing their summer project.   All complete application packets must be submitted or postmarked by February 1,2023.
Category
Laboratory
ID
2022-1489
Classification
Temporary
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
Scholars work for 8 weeks in the summer (June 5th - July 28th) in state-of-the-art biomedical research laboratories on individual projects and are supervised by senior members of the OMRF scientific staff. Scholars attend weekly seminars as well as occasional social events as a group. On the final day of the program, scholars give formal scientific seminars outlining the findings of their projects. Each scholar also writes a scientific paper summarizing their summer project.   All complete application packets must be submitted or postmarked by January 23,2023.
Category
Laboratory
ID
2022-1488
Department
 OLU-BRS
Classification
Temporary
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
The laboratory of Dr. Meng Zhao in the Arthritis and Clinical Immunology Program at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow/Assistant Staff Scientist to investigate the metabolic regulation of T cells in the pathogenesis of human diseases. The postdoctoral fellow’s project focuses on understanding the mechanistic interaction between metabolic remodeling and immune functions during the development of autoimmune, infectious diseases or cancer. The postdoctoral fellow will work with cutting edge resources including spectral flowcytometry, high resolution microscopy, novel genetically modified mouse models, metabolomic analysis, and single cell transcriptomic analysis.   Founded in 1946, the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected nonprofit biomedical research institutes. OMRF has made The Scientist magazine’s annual list of the “Best Places to Work for Postdocs” for many years. Arthritis and Clinical Immunology Program is the home base for one of only 10 Autoimmune Centers of Excellence (ACE) in the US. Apart from the close mentorship from Dr. Zhao, the postdoctoral fellow will benefit from departmental journal clubs, seminar series, and the expertise from diverse approaches in the program and the institute. Moreover, OMRF postdoc training committee and postdoc association will provide additional resource and advice. Our collective goal is to help make the postdoc training experience at OMRF productive and successful.   Selected publication   Zhao M*#, Quintana A*, Zhang C*, Andreyev AY*, Kiosses W, Kuwana T, Murphy A, Hogan PG#, Kronenberg M#. Calcium signals regulate the functional differentiation of thymic iNKT cells. EMBO J. 2021 Aug 16;40(16):e107901, PMID: 34169542 (* co-first authors, # co-corresponding authors)   Zhao M*, Svensson M*, Venken K, Sethi A, Engel I, Day JD, Elewaut D, Bottini N, Kronenberg M. Altered thymic differentiation and modulation of arthritis by invariant NKT cells expressing mutant ZAP70. Nat. Communications. 2018 Jul 6. 9:262 (* co-first author) PMCID: PMC6035278   Chandra S*, Zhao M*, Budelsky A, de Mingo Pulido A, Day J, Fu Z, Siegel L, Smith D, Kronenberg M. A new mouse strain for the analysis of invariant NKT cell function. Nat Immunology. 2015 Aug;16(8):799-800. (* co-first author) PMCID: PMC4711267
Category
Scientific
ID
2022-1486
Department
 Arthritis & Clinical Immunology - Zhao
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
1. Performs basic animal care functions including daily health observations and cage changing. 2. Operates equipment including autoclaves, mechanical washers, bedding dispenser, fogger, department SOP's. 3. Perform daily maintenance requirements of equipment as per SOP's and notify supervisor of any equipment malfunctions. 4. Sanitize all areas of facility per department SOP's. 5. Maintain quality control records. 6. Observe SOP's for traffic flow within facility to prevent cross-contamination. 7. Assist with monitoring facility environment, notify supervisor of any problems detected. 8. Receive and store incoming supplies; maintain storage room. 9. Performs cleaning, sanitization, and preparation of caging and accessories by processing dirty and cleaning cages and equipment for a variety of laboratory animal species in a timely manner. 10. All duties are to be carried out in accordance with all regulatory bodies (USDA, AAALAC, PHS, etc.) and department SOP's. 11. Performs all other duties as assigned.   General Responsibilities 1. Performs, as directed, safety compliance and uses Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as needed. 2. Participates in Quality Assessment (QA) and Quality Improvement (QI) programs, as directed. 3. Ensures compliance with AAALAC Accreditation of animal facilities. 4. Maintains positive working relationships as a team player through problem solving issues, speaking positively about others, listening attentively and observing the Confidentiality of research needs. 5. Increases customer service knowledge, skill and ability by participating in department and institution-wide specific programs. 6. Delivers service that exceeds expectations by problem solving with customers when appropriate, maintains a clean and safe working environment.
Category
Laboratory
ID
2022-1485
Classification
On-going
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
Identify, prepare and perform a variety of research experiments according to protocol. Projects and assignments are typically non-routine and variable in nature. Receive no instruction on routine work, but receive instructions on new work or special assignments. Collect and present data to Manager or Principal Investigator. Expected to perform the following duties after appropriate training and time in the position.
Category
Laboratory
ID
2022-1483
Department
 Arthritis & Clinical Immunology - Scofield
Classification
On-going
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
The OMRF Rheumatology Research Center of Excellence is looking for Clinical Research Coordinator, responsible for coordinating clinical research and assists with clinical research studies in a rheumatology research clinic setting by interfacing with clinicians, nurses, patients, staff, vendors, and sponsors to enroll patients into clinical trials, collect data, enter data to databases and disseminate information.   DUTIES:   1. Physician Interface. Work closely with principal and sub-investigators to conduct clinical research per protocol. Maintain familiarity with inclusion/exclusion criteria and study visit flow to facilitate best match of clinic patients to active studies. 2. Patient Interface. Identify, recruit, and assess patients attending clinic for clinical trials. Assist patients with completing questionnaires, assess forms for completeness, and obtain prior medical records, laboratory results and other records as needed. Obtain informed consent and see patients through all research visits in adherence to HIPAA rules and regulations. 3. Staff Interface. Collaborate with clinic staff, lab personnel, and administrative staff to coordinate care of patients and perform all protocol required procedures. Comply with research clinic SOPs and IRB requirements. 4. Vendor/Sponsor Interface. Attend training and informational meetings, organize and distribute data, ensure completion of all regulatory documents. Maintain knowledge and application of GCP and ICH guidelines. 5. As Needed. Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.
Category
Other
ID
2022-1482
Department
 Arthritis & Clinical Immunology - James
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
Coordinates and executes rheumatology research projects. Performs nursing duties in a rheumatology research clinic setting including research and data management, patient care, sample collection and processing, and medication administration. Tasks require a high level of organizational skills and the ability to ask the right questions to determine proper course of action while following established standards and research protocols.   DUTIES: 1. Clinical Trials. Conducts research and assists researchers by recruiting patients, determining eligibility for clinical trials, and seeing patients through research studies including obtaining informed consent, administering questionnaires, taking medical histories, study drug administration, assessing and reporting adverse events, and performing all study related tasks as outlined in study protocols and in adherence with GCP, ICH, and HIPAA regulations. 2. Chart Review. Performs medical chart review to abstract data for research including but not limited to constructing medical history and medications chronology, evaluating disease progression, and mapping symptom and biomarker associations. 3. Communication. Liaises between principal investigator, patients, third party patient care service providers, research sponsors, and governing agencies to ensure strict adherence to protocol and regulations throughout study conduct. Excellent written and oral communications required. 4. Patient Care. Assesses and records symptoms, vital signs, and other patient information required for research protocols and to prepare patient for examination. Review records for documentation of study inclusion/exclusion criteria. Carries out physician orders for testing and treatment and coordinates follow-up care of patients. 5. Sample Collection. Collects samples from patients including blood, urine, saliva, etc. Prepares samples for analysis or shipment. Collects all laboratory reports, data, and records. Excellent phlebotomy skills required. 6. Medication Administration. Under direction of physician or other medical personnel, administers FDA approved and investigational medications to patients. IV certification preferred. 7. Data Management. Gathers, organizes, analyzes, and submits patient and research data to principal investigators, scientists, and sponsors. Computer skills required. 8. As Needed. Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.
Category
Other
ID
2022-1481
Department
 Arthritis and Clinical Immunology (ACI)
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
Assists the Facility Services manager and Scientific Instruments Services manager in tasks per their discretion. That may entail simple cleanup of mechanic areas, moving heavy equipment, assisting HVAC technicians, electricians with large projects where they need a second set of hands. This person will assist the dock on a PRN status when needed. Will be expected to cover dock tasks completely to provide vacation coverage and\or sick time coverage. Will need to have a knowledge of the entire Foundation to be able to do deliveries. Responsibilities on the dock: Counting packages when FedEx, UPS, Staples, Amazon delivers. Pulling packing slips to give to Data Entry\mailroom clerks for receiving. Deliver to labs in a timely manner. Check in supply, furniture, and equipment deliveries.   Checks in incoming supply, furniture, and equipment deliveries. Inspects cartons and packages for exterior damage. Coordinates with departments the moving or delivering of furniture, materials, and equipment to labs and offices, including offsite locations. May make office deliveries of office supplies, i.e., copier paper, copier toner, and generic stationery. May notify departments of receipt of express packages. Performs occasional errands using company vehicles. May assist mailroom, maintenance, and event personnel with repairs, renovations and room setup/teardown. Performs other duties as requested by supervisor.
Category
Other
ID
2022-1480
Classification
On-going