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Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
The Griffin lab is hiring a Research Technician to conduct histological and imaging analyses of mouse limbs for studies on osteoarthritis. Will work independently and with our research team to prepare biological samples for microscopic analysis using paraffin embedding and sectioning techniques. Will perform special staining and protocol design as well as routine maintenance on histology equipment. Will also perform imaging of stained slides and assist with quantitative and qualitative histopathology assessments. Duties may also include specimen imaging and analyses using microcomputed tomography. Training will be provided as needed. The position is available immediately.
Category
Laboratory
ID
2022-1429
Department
 Aging & Metabolism - T. Griffin
Classification
On-going
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:   Overall responsibilities • Assess needs and recommends effective strategies for maintaining OMRF facilities infrastructure ensuring effective, efficient operations. • Plan, schedule, and oversee all building maintenance, renovations, and office/laboratory reconfigurations. • Coordinate, oversee and/or conduct interior/exterior facilities, systems, equipment, and infrastructure (including parking lots) inspections and/or tests. Determine then spearhead any necessary maintenance, repairs, or replacements. Ensure conformance to specifications, applicable building codes, and regulatory laws and regulations. • Oversee and manage capital improvement projects at the request of the Director of Administrative Support Services and VP & CFO. • Establish, maintain, and implement preventative maintenance and predictive programs and procedures. • Supervise the verification and maintenance of proper machinery and equipment operating records in accordance with local and state regulations.   Team management • Manage Facilities staff (HVAC, electricians, plumbers, mechanical technicians, etc.) • Oversee training and mentoring of employees. Make recommendations for staff growth and development. • Strategically deploy employees to resolve technical issues and/or failures quickly and efficiently. • Ensure appropriate, timely responses to afterhours and/or emergency building events.   External and internal relations management • Manage, direct, and maintain symbiotic relationships with vendors and contractors who repair, maintain, construct, and/or provide services for OMRF facilities. • Partner with Purchasing to obtain cost estimates for assigned projects, negotiate service agreement and contract specifications to optimize return on investments, and monitor performance of Facilities contractors/vendors providing services. • Interface with other departments to determine needs and establish priorities; arrange the resolution of repair and maintenance problems; communicate directly with appropriate parties to receive feedback; establish and maintain method to consistently provide project/work order updates. • Perform other duties/projects as assigned.
Category
Other
ID
2022-1426
Department
 Facility Services
Classification
On-going
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
The Beckstead Lab is looking for either a Research Technician II or III to conduct basic research on brain pathways in mice associated with substance abuse and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Primary duties will include performing survival surgeries on mice, specifically intracranial microinjections and jugular catheter implantations, and performing behavioral assays of reward and motivation. Secondary duties (as time permits) could include performing immunohistochemistry on mouse brain sections, fluorescent imaging/microscopy with the assistance of the OMRF imaging core, sequencing nucleic acids in tissue samples, assisting with the ordering of supplies and reagents, and other supportive lab duties.
Category
Laboratory
ID
2022-1425
Department
 Aging & Metabolism - Beckstead
Classification
On-going
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
The Beckstead Lab is looking for either a Research Technician II or III to conduct basic research on brain pathways in mice associated with substance abuse and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Primary duties will include performing immunohistochemistry on mouse brain sections, fluorescent imaging/microscopy with the assistance of the OMRF imaging core, and performing molecular analyses of gene expression, including RNA isolation, library preparation, sequencing, and quantitative analysis. Secondary duties (as time permits) could include performing behavioral experiments, assisting with the ordering of supplies and reagents, and other supportive lab duties.
Category
Laboratory
ID
2022-1424
Department
 Aging & Metabolism - Beckstead
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
The person who holds this integral role provides general administrative support to the HR team. Answer phones, greet and direct visitors, schedule various meetings and trainings, manage department calendar, monitor and notify team of various deadlines, monitor and prepare budgets, process all department invoices and payments in coordination with OMRF Accounting, process and track employee moving reimbursements and recruitment expenses, help plan special events, respond to employment verifications, order and stock supplies, maintain personnel files, track various forms, check-in and maintain Affiliate records, and other duties as assigned.
Category
Administrative
ID
2022-1422
Classification
On-going
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
The Miller lab in the Aging and Metabolism Research Program at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) is looking to hire a Postdoctoral Fellow. We are looking with someone with some combination of interest in aging, muscle, mitochondria, metformin, metabolism, stable isotopes and proteomics. In addition to joining my lab, the post-doc will be in a highly collaborative environment that spans the Aging and Metabolism Research Program at OMRF and The Oklahoma Center for Geroscience at OUHSC. Aging research (Geroscience) is the thematic priority of these two programs and the associated Oklahoma Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging. The post-doc would also be eligible for the Geroscience Training Program (T32) and a wealth of other training opportunities. 
Category
Scientific
ID
2022-1419
Department
 Aging & Metabolism - Miller
Classification
On-going
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
The Srinivasan Lab is looking for a Research Technician with experience in mouse handling, tissue harvesting and analysis. Responsibilities include experiments such as tissue harvesting, processing, sectioning, taking pictures with microscope, and maintain lab records. The technician should be detail oriented, interested in learning challenging new skills, perform experiments according to protocol, work independently and in a team.
Category
Laboratory
ID
2022-1417
Department
 Cardiovascular Biology - Srinivasan
Classification
On-going
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
The Cleuren laboratory at the Cardiovascular Biology Research Program (CVB) of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow interested in endothelial cell biology. The lab uses both in/ex vivo and in vitro models to study the molecular mechanisms underlying endothelial cell heterogeneity and (dys)function in relation to pathology, with a special focus on the role of the endothelium in (acute and chronic) inflammation.   Candidates must have attention to detail, and ability for critical thinking and problem-solving as well as excellent written and oral communication skills. They need to be able to work independently but also as a member of a multidisciplinary team, and perform both self-directed and guided research. OMRF and the highly collaborative CVB forms an excellent environment for research with state-of-the-art facilities. Postdoctoral fellows are supported by the Postdoctoral Training Program and are encouraged to apply for OMRF Postdoc Travel Awards to promote communicating their science at conferences and participate in workshops.
Category
Scientific
ID
2022-1415
Department
Cardiovascular Biology - Cleuren
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 innate like T cells in the pathogenesis of human diseases. Our study has demonstrated that iNKT cells, especially the IFNg secreting subset of iNKT cells, suppress arthritis development, and have great potential as a therapeutic target (Zhao et al. Nature Comm 2018). The postdoctoral fellow’s project is built upon these exciting discoveries, and focuses on understanding the mechanistic interaction between metabolic remodeling and immune functions during the development of autoimmune or infectious diseases. The postdoctoral fellow will work with cutting edge resources including 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, postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to apply for OMRF Postdoc Travel Awards to support their attendance at scientific meetings nationally and internationally.   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
2022-1411
Department
 Arthritis & Clinical Immunology - Zhao
Classification
On-going
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
A Postdoctoral research position is available in the Griffin lab studying the fascinating but poorly understood process of vascular regression. The Griffin lab is in the Cardiovascular Biology Research Program at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF), a private research institute located in the heart of Oklahoma City. OMRF provides terrific institutional resources, benefits and mentoring for its postdoctoral fellows, and the Cardiovascular Biology Research Program is a particularly vibrant and interactive environment for vascular biology trainees. Please see the Griffin lab website for a more detailed description of our research interests and accomplishments: https://griffinc.omrf.org 
Category
Scientific
ID
2022-1410
Department
 Cardiovascular Biology - C. Griffin
Classification
On-going
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
- Prepare and maintain treatment rooms for patient examinations and prepare patients for medical exam. - Interview and record patients/participants’ medical history, vital statistics, medications, and other medical information. - Assist clinicians in the examination process. - Maintain patient records and adhere to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). - Clean and sterilize instruments and dispose of contaminated supplies. - Prepare and administer medications, injections, or treatments. - Draw blood and obtain and prepare other specimens for lab tests as directed by the physician or other health care provider. - Coordinate with external medical facilities. - Assist with prior authorizations and other patient support as needed. - Schedule appointments, maintain medical records, and complete paperwork. - Perform accurate, legal, and ethical documentation at all times. - Input patient/participant data into disease-specific database. - Serve as liaison between patient and providers. - Coordinate care with other entities (insurance, pharmacy, external health care providers).
Category
Other
ID
2022-1409
Department
 Arthritis and Clinical Immunology (ACI)
Classification
On-going
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
- Prepare and maintain treatment rooms for patient examinations and prepare patients for medical exam. - Interview and record patients/participants’ medical history, vital statistics, medications, and other medical information. - Assist clinicians in the examination process. - Maintain patient records and adhere to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). - Clean and sterilize instruments and dispose of contaminated supplies. - Prepare and administer medications, injections, and infusion treatments. - Draw blood and obtain and prepare other specimens for lab tests as directed by the physician or other health care provider. - Coordinate with external medical facilities for processing outgoing referrals. - Assist with prior authorizations and other patient support as needed. - Schedule appointments, maintain medical records, and complete paperwork. - Perform accurate, legal, and ethical documentation at all times. - Obtain informed consent for office procedures and clinical research. - Input patient/participant data into clinical and clinical research databases. - Serve as liaison between patient and providers. - Coordinate care with other entities (insurance, pharmacy, external health care providers).
Category
Other
ID
2022-1408
Department
 Arthritis and Clinical Immunology (ACI)
Classification
On-going
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
- Responsible for collecting blood, urine, and other samples - Obtains and understands specimen and test information - Documents physician orders as required - Retrieves orders, requisitions, and labels from EMR for accurate collection and labeling of specimens - Processes samples by centrifugation, pipetting, aliquoting, and slide preparation as required by receiving clinical and research laboratories - Prepares specimens for transport to lab - Performs POC testing for CLIA-waived tests - Maintains accurate records, documents and files as required for both clinical and research databases - Provides patient results to physician offices, as necessary - Restocks rooms and supply areas as needed - Assists with clerical duties such as answering phones, preparing charts, charge entry, assessing and verifying patient test requests and billing information - Assists nursing staff in obtaining vital signs, weight checks and general patient-comfort needs - Transports patients and assists staff with moving patients with wheelchairs - Performs other duties as assigned
Category
Other
ID
2022-1407
Department
 Arthritis and Clinical Immunology (ACI)
Classification
On-going
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
Join our expanding team focused on gene-environmental interactions in the pathogenesis and progression of osteoarthritis. Dr. Matlock Jeffries is seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow with a strong background in osteoarthritis research to be part of the team working to understand how epigenetic modifications and the microbiome contribute to the development of knee osteoarthritis in human patients and mouse models. The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic lab with synergistic skills and experiences and will be given the opportunity to develop new projects that complement the overall directions of the lab. The team utilizes next-generation sequencing and microarray approaches to DNA methylation analysis, as well as Cas9-based epigenetic editing, RNA-Seq, 16s microbiome, and computational and bioinformatic analyses to expand knowledge of OA pathogenesis. Our laboratory has longstanding experience in the use of DMM surgery to induce OA in mouse models and collaborates with investigators at the leading edge of OA animal model research. Dr. Jeffries’s lab is well funded through multiple NIH and Department of Defense awards. Both Dr. Jeffries and the Arthritis and Clinical Immunology Program of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation have a long history of exceptional mentorship.   This is a mentored position for postdoctoral training. Incumbents at this level plan, design and conduct research experiments, manage research projects, prepare reports and papers for publication, presentation and future research, contribute to grant writing and are encouraged to write applications for fellowships. Learn the complexities of research lab management and participate in various lab management responsibilities.   Benchmark Expectations: - Conduct scientific research. - Manage research projects. - Present scientific information both formally and informally, including “big data” sequencing / epigenetic / genetic information. - Prepare papers for publication. - Contribute to grant writing. - Perform lab management responsibilities as assigned. - Work collaboratively and collegially as part of the team while developing skills needed as an independent scientist. - Have experience and/or exposure to osteoarthritis or a closely related field.   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; to manage a research lab with progressive competency and to demonstrate leadership in a research lab.
Category
Scientific
ID
2022-1406
Department
 Arthritis & Clinical Immunology - Jeffries
Classification
On-going
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
A postdoctoral research position is available in Dr. Jasim Ahamed’s laboratory to study the role of TGF-?1 in cardiac fibrosis and valvular diseases (Meyer et al. Blood 2012, 119:1064; Wang et al. 2014, 34:1924). We are seeking individuals with experience in microsurgical procedures and ultrasound imaging techniques for comprehensive evaluation of cardiac function in models of cardiovascular disease.
Category
Scientific
ID
2022-1405
Department
 Cardiovascular Biology - Ahamed
Classification
On-going
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
Our Biorepository and Human Phenotyping Cores, which support our clinical and translational research investigators, have positions for both entry level and experienced technical support. Candidates should be highly organized, motivated and team oriented. Duties will include all repository activities related to receipt, processing, storage, maintenance and records management of human blood and tissue samples related to studies and clinical trials in a CAP (College of American Pathologists) certified facility. Successful individuals will be trained in specific testing and data analysis of human phenotyping assays as required. Individual will need to be comfortable working in cold temperatures with appropriate personal safety protections and working with human samples.
Category
Laboratory
ID
2022-1403
Department
 Arthritis & Clinical Immunology - Guthridge
Classification
On-going
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
The Sansam lab seeks to provide opportunities to an individual who wants to begin a career in science and/or medicine by working as a research technician. We will train the individual in state-of-the-art genetics, genomics, and molecular, cellular, and developmental biology techniques. Research projects in the Sansam lab will uncover fundamental mechanisms of cell division important for healthy human development and aging as well as the prevention and treatment of cancer.   The day-to-day activities of the job will include: • Regular laboratory maintenance tasks. • Common techniques will include PCR, molecular cloning, and mammalian cell culture. • The completion of experiments. • The presentation of work at informal laboratory meetings. The individual will have opportunities to work with a team on significant projects.
Category
Laboratory
ID
2022-1402
Department
 Cell Cycle & Cancer Biology - Sansam
Classification
On-going
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
Hematopoiesis and Immunology Research: The Alberola-Ila lab is hiring a Research Technician 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.
Category
Laboratory
ID
2022-1401
Department
 Arthritis & Clinical Immunology - Alberola-Ila
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
2022-1395
Department
 Arthritis & Clinical Immunology - Zhao
Classification
On-going
Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
The Farris and Lessard labs are seeking a highly organized, motivated individual to contribute to projects investigating inflammation and autoimmunity. Duties will include performance of detailed molecular protocols, molecular cloning, quantitative RT-PCR, basic cell culture, ELISA assays, and organization of data into tabular and graphical forms.   
Category
Laboratory
ID
2022-1392
Department
 Arthritis and Clinical Immunology (ACI)
Classification
On-going