Posting Number: 000211 Position Type: Scientific Classification: Ongoing Status: Full-Time Department: Genes & Human Disease - Lessard
Job Summary/Basic Function: The Lessard Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated, self-starter, Post-doctoral Fellow with the ability to work with optimal resources and little direct supervision to address important questions in the genetics and genomics of the autoimmune diseases Sjögren's syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, and neuromyelitis optica. Successful candidates will be proficient in techniques such as transracial mapping, high-throughput sequencing of DNA, RNA, and methylation, flow cytometry, cell culture, electrophoretic mobility shift assays, chromosome conformation capture,] chromatin immunoprecipitation, handling and differentiation of adult inducible pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), and genome editing using CRISPR/Cas9 or similar approaches. Competitive individuals will also have some experience in the analysis of genetic data, high-throughput sequencing data and the use of bioinformatics software. 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: Ph.D., M.D., or Ph.D./M.D. Previous experience in basic human genetics and/or genomics is required. Must have at least one first author publication. Good written skills necessary. Ability to communicate and write summaries of results required.
Minimum Degree Required: Doctorate
Preferred Qualifications: Ideally would have at least two publications with one or more first author, peer-reviewed, English manuscripts in human genetics or genomics. Experience with molecular techniques and analytical methodologies described above would be ideal.
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.