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This is the intermediate level for staff scientists that demonstrate well-rounded proficiency in technical/scientific research. Incumbents at this level independently and with distinct competency plan, design and conduct research experiments; often oversee and/or manage research projects; provide guidance and oversight to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and other lab staff; prepare reports and papers for publication, presentation and future research; provides important contributions to grant writing.
- Conducts scientific research that provides meaningful contributions to the lab and respective program
- Oversees and/or manages research projects as well as guiding/leading graduate students, postdocs, and lab staff; may manage staff
- Contributes to grant writing and preparing reports and papers for publication
- Presents scientific/technical information both formally and informally as appropriate
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; to analyze and summarize data and results; to write technical, scientific papers; to write grants and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to mentor students and guide/direct the work of less senior scientists
The Development department is seeking a motivated, positive, self-starter intern to assist with all facets of development including, but not limited to:
- Assist with note writing, phone calls, new donor research
- Assist with tours of labs and facilities
- Assist when needed with the OMRF Teen Leaders program
- Assist with annual donor events
- Other general office administration (filing, scanning, copying, etc.)
HVAC Maintenance Technician is responsible for performing repairs, troubleshooting, and performing preventative maintenance on all OMRF properties. The HVAC Maintenance Technician maintains and improves the condition, quality, and integrity of all building systems. Must be knowledgeable in building control and monitoring systems. This position requires computer work to control and troubleshoot OMRF environment. Participates in on-call emergency rotation and responds to emergencies as needed. Attends and completes required training. Completes repairs and duties as directed in a timely manner. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
The Jeffries lab is hiring a Laboratory Technician to help 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. Expected to assist with (or potentially perform) animal musculoskeletal surgeries following appropriate training.
Hematopoiesis and Immunology Research:
To assist in multidisciplinary research on development and function of immune cells. Duties include implementation and management of animal and tissue specimen analysis using tissue culture, flow cytometry, PCR. Animal work is required. Additional duties include data entry and analysis, assisting with lab maintenance, and participating in weekly lab meetings. Training will be provided.
The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF, www.omrf.org) is seeking talented investigators with expertise in metabolic and mitochondrial aspects of the biology of aging to join the Aging and Metabolism Research Program. Successful candidates will be expected to maintain a vigorous independent research program that addresses issues relevant to the role of metabolism and bioenergetics in the basic biology of aging and age-related diseases. Successful candidates will receive an appointment at the Assistant, Associate or Full Member level (Assistant, Associate and Full Professor equivalents) in the Program as well as a generous, multi-year start-up package with significant sustained salary and research support.
OMRF is an independent, not-for-profit, biomedical research institute supporting five major interdisciplinary research programs. The Aging and Metabolism Research Program is a recently-reorganized and expanding department currently comprised of twelve faculty members investigating a variety of disease-related areas associated with the aging process, including musculoskeletal, neurological, metabolic, and cardiovascular disorders. Our facilities are located adjacent to the campus of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHealth) in Oklahoma City and the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center. OMRF investigators enjoy close scientific interactions with the Geroscience Institute for Healthy Brain Aging and other OUHSC faculty and participate in OUHSC graduate programs. OMRF and OUHSC also house the NIA- funded Oklahoma Nathan Shock Center that provides unique research cores to support age–related research (http://aging.ouhsc.edu/)
The program is supported by significant equipment resources including multiple GS and LC mass spectrometry systems, equipment for metabolite, bioenergetics and reactive oxygen species analyses, and cellular, tissue, and small animal metabolic screening systems. OMRF also supports a state-of-the-art AAALAC accredited animal facility, a small animal MRI and MRS core facility, an extensive imaging core, and a next generation genomic sequencing facility. Additional information on the Aging and Metabolism Research Program can be found at the Program’s website (http://omrf.org/programs/aging-and-metabolism-research-program/). Other attractive aspects include comprehensive benefits and a collegial work environment with minimal didactic teaching responsibilities. Overall, OMRF is committed to creating an attractive position suitable for applicants with a proven track record of high quality funded research.
Join a welcoming, dynamic, diverse, diligent Human Resources team and make a difference! We seek a super organized, highly confidential individual with a keen attention to detail and strong communication skills. This essential position involves performing the day-to-day responsibilities in HRIS entry, reporting, and other employee recordkeeping areas. Vital functions include assisting with payroll processing, filing personnel and benefits forms, updating internal and external website information, answering phones, providing general customer service, acting as a positive OMRF ambassador, and verifying and maintaining I-9 documentation. Our new teammate may also submit background checks, process new hires, run and distribute various reports, track review forms and other data, act as department assistant backup, provide project assistance, offer recommendations for processes, and perform other duties as assigned.
OMRF is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institute dedicated to understanding and developing more effective treatments for human disease like Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, and cardiovascular disease. By employee votes, OMRF has won a Top Workplace award every year since the contest began.
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/Disabled/Veteran 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 Gift Management department is looking to hire a Database Records Specialist. Performs data entry and maintains the donor database integrity. Enters data related to donations, gifts, and donor information in Salesforce. Analyzes gifts to determine which campaign, appeal, or research program the donations should be designated. Verifies and categorizes gift details by gift type, biographical information (honor, honored party, notified party), and research designation. Runs reports, researches the Internet, and uses print directories as needed. Prepares daily receipts and notifications to donors and honored parties and/or families.
The Clinical Trials Budget & Contract Analyst is responsible for developing and negotiating budgets as well as coordinating execution of clinical trial agreements for industry-sponsored trials, investigator-initiated clinical research studies, and NIH-funded clinical trials conducted by our research teams. This position serves as a liaison for budget and contract interactions between the various clinical research teams within OMRF including the clinical research staff, IRB, and the OMRF Cores. This position also involves regular communication with external parties such as collaborating institutions, pharmaceutical sponsors, other funding agencies, contract research organizations (CROs), and clinical research service vendors.
• Work with research study staff (Investigators, Coordinators, Project Managers, etc.) to review the study protocol and develop the study budget including the billing grid and per-patient costs
• Obtain additional study related materials and contact sponsor for clarification as needed.
• Review study budget with research staff to ensure that all relevant study costs have been included.
• Review and negotiate contract payment terms and amounts with the sponsor.
• Ensure timely processing of all pre-award steps to avoid delays in starting trials.
• Facilitate contract execution by comparing protocol against contract documents for consistency, suggesting edits to include appropriate terms, routing contracts to investigators and/or OMRF general counsel for review, handling contract negotiation correspondence between OMRF and sponsor/funding agency, obtaining all signatures for final execution.
• Set up and maintain clinical trial accounts in OMRF financial system.
• Work with research study staff to track and invoice for study milestones and track study payments.
• Assist PI and other clinic staff with inquiries regarding pharmaceutical and clinical trial related transactions.
• Assist research staff with cost negotiations and contracts with external vendors for clinical research services (i.e. labs, pharmacy services, biopsies, radiology, etc)
• Conduct monthly clinical research revenue review meetings.
• Renegotiate payments from sponsor and process contract and budget amendments as needed.
• Attend clinical research budgeting and contracting training as needed to stay abreast of current practices and regulations.
• Performs other duties, special projects, and reports as assigned by supervisor.
- Write and report content for internal and external materials, including:
o OMRF’s biannual Findings magazine, including long-form narrative features
o Annual report
o Quarterly employee newsletter
o Press releases, with particular attention to timely content that enhances the public's positive perception of OMRF
o Fundraising materials
o Website copy
o Email newsletters
- Serve as primary contact for all incoming media inquiries and onsite liaison to members of the media
- Identify and cultivate key local, regional and national media contacts/outlets to actively pitch and maximize coverage of OMRF news
- Maintain OMRF’s quarterly media activity report
- Web content editing (media activity, press releases and weekly columns)
- Conduct media training for OMRF researchers and staff
- Other duties as assigned
The Biomedical Electronic Technician supports overall OMRF operations. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: perform preventative maintenance, including safety tests, on laboratory research equipment; troubleshoot, identify source of problem(s) to board or component level as appropriate, and repair electronic, pneumatic, electromechanical, and mechanical equipment; ensure equipment performs in accordance with manufacturers published specification prior to returning unit to operation. Share on-call/pager responsibility. Thoroughly and timely document all repair actions (work orders, vendor service reports, time sheets, PM activities, purchase invoices, and other duties) and submit reports/summaries accordingly. Ensure proper care of tools, test equipment, and ensure calibration.
The Research Project Nurse must have clinical skills with job duties including; data/sample collection, patient interviews, sample collection (including blood and saliva). May include medical record review and abstraction. Must be able to establish and maintain research documentation.
The Director of the OSCTR Scientific Writing Unit and a Scientific/Medical Writer is responsible for helping lead the Writing Unit, leading writing groups, working with junior investigators on manuscripts/grant applications, and producing accurate, clear, and interesting content for manuscripts, grants, reports, web-posting and presentations.
Applies scientific principles and biomedical knowledge to understand, organize, and describe complex data for scientific, medical, and lay audiences. Coordinates input from a multi-disciplinary team while meeting tight deadlines. Helps write and proofread key documents. Maintains familiarity with relevant research, conducts literature reviews, and manages references. Assists with the design, development, and selection of scientific illustrations, tables, and figures. Submits manuscripts and tracks manuscript status from conceptualization through publication. Identifies funding opportunities. Maintains boilerplate text describing facilities, resources, and standard procedures. Summarizes research results for lay audiences and community stakeholders.
Postdoctoral fellow positions are available in Dr. Wan Hee Yoon’s lab, in Aging & Metabolism Research Program at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF). Yoon lab studies on the pathogenetic mechanisms of human neurological diseases. We are taking a combination of Drosophila genetics, and genomic approaches as well as patient-derived iPSC study. Our group is situated within mitochondria biology and aging biology communities at the OMRF.
Part-time position (25 – 30 hr/wk) person needed for preparation of biological samples of microscopic analysis using paraffin, cryo and/ or resin fixation, embedding and sectioning techniques. Will perform special staining and protocol design as well as routine maintenance on histology equipment. Further training on various microscopes and other instruments will be included based on workload and interest.
The Srinivasan Lab at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) studies lymphedema, heart valve disease and obesity. The lab uses state of the art biochemical, cell biological and transgenic technologies to dissect the roles of transcription factors and signaling molecules. Please check our latest publications: Cha et al (2016) Genes Dev. (cover image) June 16; 30: 1-16; Cha et al (2018) Cell Reports. (cover image) October 16; 25(3):571-584; Mahamud et al (2019) Development. November 5;146(21):dev184218 and Geng et al (2020) JCI Insight. (cover image) July 23;5(14):e137652.
We are recruiting highly motivated researchers with experience in Cell biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or Immunology.
The Gorman lab is hiring for an Assistant/Associate/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
We are currently accepting applications for positions as an entry-level Post-doctoral research fellow in the Dawson laboratory with an anticipated start date of early Spring 2022. Our research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of chromosome segregation in meiosis and mitosis. We primarily use yeast as a model organism or work in collaboration with our colleague Roberto Pezza in studies using mice. Our lab forms part of the Program in Cell Cycle and Cancer Biology. Applicants should demonstrate enthusiasm for the topic, willingness to learn, and the ability to work independently to develop their project(s), analyze experiments, and prepare manuscripts. Successful candidates will have good written and verbal communication skills and be willing to actively engage intellectually with, and support the efforts of, other laboratory and departmental colleagues. Postdoctoral fellows will benefit from OMRF’s formal post-doc mentoring program involving multiple faculty members, and will receive significant career development support. We are committed to a laboratory of equity, diversity and inclusion, and are especially eager to offer research opportunities that reflect this goal.
Performs biostatistic analyses of clinical trial and experimental data to aid in the diagnosis, treatment and understanding of autoimmune disease. Develops data analysis plans, including power calculations. Performs a wide variety of analyses, including but not limited to parametric and non-parametric statistics. Evaluates the statistical methods and procedures used to obtain data and to ensure validity, applicability, efficiency, accuracy, reliability and usability of data. Reports results of statistical analyses, including information in the form of graphs, charts, and tables. Conveys results for presentations to non-statistical audiences. Analyzes and interprets statistical data and prepares conclusions. Assists with data visualization. Identifies relationships and trends in data, as well as any factors that could affect the results of research. Assists scientists in designing experiments to facilitate correct analysis of data. Plans data collection methods for specific projects and determines the types and sizes of sample groups to be used. Queries databases and manages datasets. Assists with uploading final datasets for data sharing.
Works independently and as a team player and perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
The Ahamed lab is looking for a full-time or part-time Research Technician. Our laboratory studies mouse models of heart diseases with a particular focus on fibrosis. We utilize state-of-the-art techniques in genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemistry. The position involves breeding of our mouse colony, performing experiments utilizing a variety of techniques, analyzing data, contributing to management and contributing to laboratory management and oversight.
Assists, as needed, with administering injections, medications, venipunctures, applying wound dressings, and with diagnostic procedures as directed by supervisor and/or consulting veterinarian.
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.