Post-doctoral Fellow / Assistant Staff Scientist - Immunology
- Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
- Location: Oklahoma City, OK
- Job Number: 7067583 (Ref #: 1951077)
- Posting Date: Jul 8, 2020
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionPosting Number: 000205
Position Type: Scientific
Department: Arthritis & Clinical Immunology - Zhao
Job Summary/Basic Function:
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 individual to investigate the metabolic regulation of innate like T cells during inflammation. Innate like T cells are unique groups of T lymphocytes, and play many important roles under pathogenic conditions, including infectious diseases and autoimmune diseases. The successful candidate will work with cutting edge resources including novel genetically modified mouse models, single cell based immunological analysis and transcriptomic analysis. Training opportunities for metabolic analysis will be available but not required. The candidate will design and conduct research experiments; analyze and present results; and may oversee and/or manages research projects as well as guiding junior lab staff; may manage staff. The candidate will interact with other scientists studying different areas of immune system within the Arthritis and Clinical Immunology Program. 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., M.D., M.D./Ph.D., or DVM/Ph.D. First-author publication(s) in internationally recognized journals in the fields of immunology and/or genetics. Experience in basic approaches of mouse genetics and molecular biology. Motivation and ability to keep abreast of the current literature as well as his/her own experiments. Willingness to interact with other members of the laboratory in a way that raises the scientific excellence of the whole group.
Minimum Degree Required:
Previous experience with, T cell biology is desirable, but not absolutely required. Proficiency in animal models, tissue culture techniques, cell isolation and flow cytometry analysis; ability to independently plan and implement complex assays; good working knowledge of molecular biology tools; extreme attention to detail; able to multitask.
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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