Postdoc – Autoimmune Pathogenesis, OMRF

  • Postdoc
  • The role of genetic variants in autoimmune pathogenesis.
Lab Website: gorman-jacquelyn

Oklahoma City, OK


Description:

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.

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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.

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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.


Responsibilities:

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
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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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Qualifications/Preferred Skillsets:

Minimum Qualifications
• Ph.D. in Immunology, but Molecular Biology, Pathobiology, Microbiology, Biostatistics, Cell Biology or a related field with some immunology training or experience
• Experience in basic techniques in immunology
• Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software
• Must be detail oriented, organized, and able to work independently, as well as part of a team
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to communicate and write summaries of result
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Preferred Qualifications
• Strong publication track record in internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journals in the field of immunology
• Interest in autoimmunity and/or infectious disease
• Experience in immunometabolism and/or with small animal models of autoimmunity or infectious diseases
• Experience with tissue culture techniques and molecular biology
• Experience with Flow Cytometry


Link to Application (if using external Application Portal): https://careers-omrf.icims.com/jobs/1047/post-doctoral-fellow/job
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