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University of Oklahoma
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Organization: Computer Science

Job Location: Oklahoma-Norman-Norman Campus


Work Schedule: M-F 8-5

Work Type: Onsite

Salary Range: Targeted salary $48,000 to $55,000 based on qualifications and experience

Benefits Provided: Yes

Required Attachments: Resume, Cover Letter, Other Document (See Job Requirements for details)

Job Description


We are seeking a talented and motivated individual to join our team as a Researcher. In this role, you will play a crucial part in conducting cutting-edge research in the field of systems immunology and computational genomics. Responsibilities include conducting cell cultures, assisting with in vitro and in vivo studies, analyzing experimental data using computational methods, and maintaining day-to-day laboratory operations.

You will work with and report to the Principal Investigator and will be expected to collaborate and mentor junior researchers in the lab. The ideal candidate will have a background in laboratory techniques and/or bioinformatics, and excellent communication skills. If you are passionate about advancing scientific knowledge and thrive in a collaborative environment, we encourage you to apply.

Essential Duties:

  • Performs research in areas related to project needs or in a designated field of science.
  • Plans, designs, and conducts scientific experiments.
  • Analyzes and interprets data.
  • Presents research results and prepares research for publication.
  • Assists with the preparation, identification, and cataloging of information and specimens.
  • Conducts literature searches as needed.
  • Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.
  • Assist with development and execution of in vitro/in vivo studies involving cell therapies.

  • Collect and analyze experimental data, maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes, and assist in the interpretation of experimental results using computational methods.

  • Train new laboratory personnel to ensure compliance with laboratory protocols and safety regulations.

  • Collaborate with the lab head and other researchers to coordinate and advance research projects. Assist in setting project goals, timelines, and priorities.

  • Contribute to the development, optimization, and implementation of laboratory protocols and procedures.

  • Assist in the preparation of scientific reports, manuscripts, and presentations. Communicate effectively with the lab team, sharing progress, results, and challenges.

Additional Required Attachments: Research Statement, Publications/Writing Samples, References.

Job Requirements


Required Education: Bachelor's degree in a related field, AND:

  • 24 months of related research experience

Equivalency/Substitution: Will accept 48 months of related experience in lieu of the Bachelor's degree for a total of 72 months of related experience.


  • Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Technical writing skills.
  • Knowledge of research methodologies and techniques.
  • Project management experience.
  • Knowledge of specialized terminology (e.g., scientific or technical)
  • Positive, pro-active and open-minded
  • Great collaborative skills and service minded
  • Attention to details

  • Excellent skills in documentation of laboratory work

  • Very Good written and oral communication skills in English


  • None

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to engage in repetitive motions.
  • Ability to work in varied settings and locations as determined by research goals.

Departmental Preferences:

  • Master of Science or higher in a related area
  • A minimum of 2 years hands-on experience with laboratory work including molecular biology

  • 1+ year of hands-on experience with bulk or single-cell RNA library preparation

  • Experience with Illumina sequencers such as the NextSeq500 and NovaSeq6000

  • Knowledge of Bioinformatics or Computational Biology

Supervision: None

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit

Why You Belong at the University of Oklahoma: The University of Oklahoma fosters an inclusive culture of respect and civility, belonging, and access, which are essential to our collective pursuit of excellence and our determination to change lives. The unique talents, perspectives, and experiences of our community enrich the learning, and working environment at OU, inspiring us to harness our innovation, creativity, and collaboration for the advancement of people everywhere.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.

Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?: Yes

Special Indications: None

Job Posting: Jun 11, 2024

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