Department: Arthritis & Clinical Immunology - James
Job Summary/Basic Function:
Are you ready to join the fight against COVID19? The James lab is hiring for an Assistant / Associate / Staff Scientist to design and conduct research experiments; prepare reports and papers for publication, presentation and future research; assists with grant writing; and oversee and/or manage 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; 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 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.
Ph.D. in Immunology preferred, but Molecular Biology, Pathology, Biostatistics, Cell Biology or a related field with some Immunology training or experience may be sufficient. Good written and oral communication skills necessary. Ability to communicate and write summaries of results required. Must be willing to serve as a project lead, assemble data, make summary slides, help with progress reports, assist with papers, etc.
Minimum Degree Required:
Previous post-doctoral experience in immunology and two or more first author publications. Interest in infectious disease, autoimmunity, and/or human immune responses preferred.
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.