Part-Time Research Technician / Research Assistant

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Oklahoma City, OK

ID: 7076752 (Ref.No. 2208210)
Posted: April 5, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Posting Number: 000302
Position Type: Laboratory
Classification: Ongoing
Status: Part-Time
Department: Aging & Metabolism - Yoon

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Yoon Lab is looking for a highly motivated, organized, responsible person who will play a key role in achieving the mission of the lab. Using Drosophila and iPSC, we aim to discover cellular and molecular mechanisms how metabolic dysfunctions cause human metabolic and neurological diseases. We utilize variety of approaches including genetics, metabolomics, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology as well as confocal microscopy. Responsibilities will include: - Conducting genetic experiments and maintaining Drosophila stocks - Conducting basic molecular biology experiments such as PCR and cloning - Detailed documentation of experiments and results - Participation in lab and departmental meetings OMRF is an independent, not-for-profit biomedical research institute adjacent to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) campus in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City offers a dynamic and flourishing downtown area, with low cost of living, short commute times and a diversified economy. 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 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.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree typically in one of the biological sciences or equivalent years of professional, paid, relevant laboratory experience. Familiarity with pipetting technique and calculation of solution concentrations / dilutions. Ability to record detailed procedures and results.

Minimum Degree Required:
Bachelors Degree

Work Hours: Typically Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, working less than 40 hours per week.

Preferred Qualifications:
Three to four years of relevant lab experience. Experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: Drosophila genetics, Immunolabeling as well as cloning, RT-PCR, Western blot etc.

Physical Demands:
Regularly required to stand, use manual dexterity, talk or hear; Frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms; occasionally sit; frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; vision abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Potential exposure to fumes, airborne particles, or rodent dander. May work with toxic, caustic chemicals, radioactive materials, liquid nitrogen, human tissue or blood. Potential risk of electrical shock. Occasional exposure to cold 4C, and/or extreme cold -80C from freezers. Noise level is usually moderate.

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