Posting Number: 0001137 Title: Assistant Member Working Title: Faculty Positions in Genomics and Data Sciences ((Assistant or Associate Professor equivalent) Position Type: SCIENTIFIC Classification: Ongoing Status: Full-Time Department: Arthritis & Clinical Immunology - Gaffney Date Posted: 06-22-2018 Date Closed: Open Until Filled
Job Summary/Basic Function: The Division of Genomics and Data Sciences (GDS) at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF), seeks to add faculty whose research aligns with our mission to understand the genetic and genomic underpinnings of human disease. Ongoing research in the division includes investigations into the mechanisms by which coding and non-coding RNAs influence cellular gene expression and function; the genetic characterization of complex and monogenic human diseases; the impact of genetic variation on epigenome function and 3D chromatin topography; single cell transcriptional profiling of disease states; application of genome editing technologies to model functional genetic variants; and the application of statistical, bioinformatic, machine learning, and text-mining approaches to define disease-associated gene networks. The successful candidate will lead a program of independent translational research in areas that leverage OMRF strengths in autoimmune disease, cardiovascular biology, aging and metabolism, model systems biology and/or cancer biology.
OMRF is a highly collaborative, efficiently administered, independent, not-for-profit biomedical research institute adjacent to the campus of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) in Oklahoma City. OMRF investigators enjoy close scientific interactions with OUHSC faculty and have the opportunity to participate in OUHSC graduate programs. Life in Oklahoma City offers low cost of living, easy commutes, a vibrant downtown with high quality restaurants, professional and collegiate sports teams, and numerous arts and entertainment venues.
GDS investigators have access to several outstanding OMRF Core facilities including: • CAP-accredited Clinical Genomics Center • Quantitative Data Analysis Core • Immunophenotyping Core • Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Core • Imaging Core • CAP-accredited OMRF Biorepository • Sample Procurement and Processing Core • Animal facility
Selected candidates will receive a generous, multi-year startup package with significant, sustained salary and research support, as well as access to considerable departmental clinical and translational research infrastructure.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have an M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree in biological or biomedical science fields, and a minimum of 3 years of relevant post-terminal degree research experience or training. Senior candidates will also be considered. Successful candidates must demonstrate research productivity with a strong publication record, and the capacity to define and implement an independent research program via the submission of a research plan/career goal statement or with external, peer-reviewed ongoing funding. Selected candidates are expected to maintain a vigorous and independently funded research program.
Minimum Degree Required: Doctorate
Physical Demands Frequently sit, use manual dexterity, talk, hear, and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals and strong magnetic or electrical fields. Occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock and risk of radiation and cold (4o C) and/or extreme cold (-80o C) from freezers.
Special Instructions to Applicants: We invite qualified candidates to apply for established Assistant or Associate Member level positions (Assistant or Associate Professor equivalent) by submitting a completed application, including cover letter, resume/CV, future research plan (3 pages, NIH grant style), career goals, and three letters of recommendation with contact information to: GDSfaculty@omrf.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary, confidential inquiries may be referred to Dr. Patrick M. Gaffney, Head of the Division of Genomics and Data Sciences: Patrick-Gaffney@omrf.org.
Application Type Accepted: Faculty Profile
Required Applicant Documents: Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Optional Applicant Documents: • Cover Letter • Future Research Plan/Career Goals • Letter of Reference 1 • Letter of Reference 2 • Letter of Reference 3 • Other Document: Please list