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Research Technician / Sr. Research Technician / Research Assistant

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823 Northeast 13thStreet
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
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Research Technician / Sr. Research Technician / Research Assistant

Posting Number: 000039




Job Summary/Basic Function:

Posting Number 000039

Working Title Research Technician / Sr. Research Technician / Research Assistant

Title Research Technician

Position Number 062

Position Type Laboratory

Classification Ongoing

Status Full-Time

Department Cardiovascular Biology – Lee

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Lee laboratory investigates how metabolic disorders contribute to heart diseases using mouse models. The duties of this position will involve mouse handling (managing mouse colony, injections, blood and tissue sample collection, histology, surgical procedures after proper training), molecular biology techniques (PCR genotyping, quantifications of RNA and protein), reagent preparation, supplies ordering, general laboratory maintenance and organization, and data collection and presentation to the Principal Investigator. Assignments are typically non-routine and variable in nature.

Minimum Qualifications

BA/BS degree in one of the biological science or chemistry discipline and relevant laboratory experience in biological science.

Basic computer skills including internet software, order processing systems, and Microsoft Office software. Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively present and exchange ideas, and to document data collected. Ability to comprehend instructions and to follow protocol. Ability to be organized and perform precise and accurate work when dealing with samples and chemicals. Ability to compute basic mathematical operations, i.e., rate, ratio, percent, molarity, and unit conversions.

Minimum Degree Required

Bachelors Degree

Work Hours

Typically Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm.

Preferred Qualifications

MS degree in biological or biomedical disciplines. Previous experiences of working with laboratory mice, PCR genotyping and molecular biology techniques are highly desirable.

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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