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Faculty

Faculty (All Levels)

The newly established Department of Oncology Science, College of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center invites applications for ranks of Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor positions. The faculty members will also be affiliated with the NCI-designated OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center and will have access to exceptional resources and opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations. Individuals with specialty in areas of cancer metabolism, metabolic imaging, cancer signaling, epigenomics, tumor immunology, health disparities, health /lifestyle behaviors and interventions, cachexia, chemical biology, or bioinformatics are encouraged to apply. Selected candidate(s) will be provided competitive salaries and start-up support for a period of 5 years. Salary to be commensurate with experience. 

 

Eligibility: 

Individuals working in cancer metabolism, metabolic imaging, cancer signaling, epigenomics, tumor immunology, health disparities, cachexia, chemical biology, or bioinformatics areas of cancer research• Must hold a PhD or MD or MD/PhD degree in any area of biomedical sciences • Demonstrate strong publication record related to cancer in high impact journals• Candidates with funding from NCI, DoD, or ACS are highly encouraged to apply• Possess a strong scientific research program and able to manage independent research

Salary and Start-up Funding:

• The selection committee with recommend the salary for the individual based on the salary range set by the University’s standard.

• Start-up funds amount will be based on recommendation from the selection committee and their review of planned research and goals.

 

Application Requirements:

• Applicant’s Complete Curriculum Vitae

• Research plan to be undertaken in 3-5 years – (3 pages)

o Research Proposal should be independent of mentor’s research program for the Assistant Professor position

• Teaching statement (up to 2 pages) 

• A list of 3-5 professional references with email addresses and phone numbers

 

Selection Criteria:

• Applications received will be reviewed by a selection committee

• Selected candidates will be invited for an interview and will present their research work and future goals

 

Appointment begins as early as March 2023. Review of applications will begin in September 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

 

Complete application package will need to be submitted in PDF format by email to Ms. Rebecca New at Onc-Sci@ouhsc.edu.

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of health professionals and scholars.  We seek a community with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, and we provide equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, political beliefs, national origin, age (40 or older), sex (see: Sexual Misconduct, Discrimination policy) sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or veteran status.

Post Doctoral Researcher

Postdoctoral Research Associate 

The Kamiya Mehla lab at the newly established Department of Oncology Science and the NCI-designated OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center is recruiting an enthusiastic and motivated postdoctoral researcher to join on an NIH/NCI-funded study on cancer immunotherapy and immunometabolism. The postdoctoral researcher will be working in a multidisciplinary research group to study novel aspects of immunometabolism, tumor-immune cell interactions at the primary tumor and systemic sites in pancreatic cancer. Our state-of-the art research program utilizes molecular biology and immunology techniques along with multi-omics approaches, including sc-RNA-seq, bulk RNAseq, epigenomics, metabolomics, proteomics, CRISPR screens and genetically engineered mouse models and organoid models of pancreatic cancer.

The ideal candidate should possess a Ph.D or M.D./Ph.D in the field of Immunology/ Molecular Biology/ Cancer Biology/ Biochemistry or a related field with expertise in cell-based assays, and/or animal studies. For more detail, please refers to our recent articles (Oncogene. 2022, Trends Immunol. 2022, Gastroenterology 2021, JEM 2020). The Mehla lab is a friendly, welcoming, and inclusive place with great excitement for cancer research. Our future research objectives include, but are not limited to, cell-based therapeutics.

Interested candidates should submit their CV directly to Dr. Mehla at kamiya-mehla@ouhsc.edu

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of health professionals and scholars.  We seek a community with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, and we provide equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, political beliefs, national origin, age (40 or older), sex (see: Sexual Misconduct, Discrimination policy) sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or veteran status.

Clinical Lab Technologist

Clinical Laboratory Technologist - 

Job Number:

 221984 

Organization

: Stephenson Cancer Center

Job Location

: Oklahoma-Oklahoma City-Health Sciences Center

Schedule

: Full-time

Work Schedule: 8-5, Monday through Friday

Salary Range: Target salary range of $39,500 to $50,400, based on experience

Benefits Provided: Yes 

Required Attachments: Resume 

Job Description

The Department of Oncology Science is now hiring for a Clinical Laboratory Technologist. This position This position will support the Primary Investigator by assisting with the planning, designing, and implementing research experiments according to established protocols to assure high-quality scientific results in support of project goals.

Duties:

  • Performs highly complex chemical, biological, hematological, immunologic, microscopic, or bacteriological tests on patient samples.
  • Performs specialized analytic and diagnostic tests.
  • May make cultures of body fluids and tissue samples to determine the presence of bacteria, fungi, parasites, or other micro-organisms.
  • May analyze samples for chemical content or a chemical reaction and determine concentrations of compounds such as blood glucose and cholesterol levels.
  • May analyze samples for genetic features. May be responsible for typing and cross-matching blood samples for transfusions or solid organs.
  • Maintains records, reports results and performs quality control processes.
  • Performs highly complex chemical, biological, hematological, immunologic, microscopic, or bacteriological tests to obtain data relative to clinical issues and diagnostic treatments.
  • May perform experimental testing procedures for research purposes.
  • Evaluates test results, develops and modifies procedures, and establishes and monitors programs to ensure accuracy.
  • Maintains records and charts pertaining to tests performed.
  • Prepares reports as needed or required Maintains quality control procedures according to departmental procedures.
  • May evaluate and recommend improved processes and procedures to ensure continuous quality control and improvement.
  • Participates in internal and external proficiency testing.
  • Maintains stock of equipment and supplies.
  • Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.

Job Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical, Biological, Physical, Clinical Laboratory Science, or Medical Technology

Equivalency:  Will accept 48 months of related experience in lieu of the degree

Skills:

  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be highly organized and detail oriented; accurate and timely
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Must possess good decision making skills
  • Must comprehend and apply clinical laboratory procedures and theory
  • Must maintain confidentiality
  • Proficient computer skills to include input and retrieval of data

Working Conditions:

Physical: Stand for prolonged periods. Manual dexterity. Communicate effectively. Walk, sit, bend, and reach.

Environmental: Laboratory Environment. Exposure blood borne pathogens, human tissue, and bacteria.

Diversity Statement: The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. 

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

Research Tech

Research Technician - 

Job Number:

 221985 

Organization

: Stephenson Cancer Center

Job Location

: Oklahoma-Oklahoma City-Health Sciences Center

Schedule

: Full-time

Work Schedule: 8-5, Monday through Friday

Salary Range: Targeted salary range of $29,200 to $38,000, based on experience

Benefits Provided: Yes 

Required Attachments: Resume 

Job Description

The Department of Oncology Science is now hiring for a Research Technician. This position provides assistance to a research staff by conducting simple research experiments, collecting data and samples, keeping records, conducting literature searches, analyzing data, and preparing reports.

Duties:

  • Conducts simple research and laboratory analysis to include but not limited to measure and weigh compounds and solutions, isolate, identify and prepare specimens, and collect samples and other research data
  • Assist in simple clinical research projects collecting data from patients and/or participates in a study or project
  • Collects various forms of data pertaining to the research project or projects, which could include database information, patient consent forms, and/or hard files
  • Interprets and analyzes data and discusses with Principal Investigator
  • Prepares reports concerning the progress of the project
  • Keeps detailed logs of all research related activities
  • Conducts literature searches
  • Conducts data analyses, interprets results, summarizes findings, and presents to Principal Investigator
  • Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.

Job Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in a Biological Science, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, or other health related field

Equivalencies/Substitutions: Will accept 48 months experience in lieu of Bachelor's Degree

Skills:

  • Knowledge of laboratory safety procedures and regulations
  • Proficient with computers including data software and Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, and Word)
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Ability to be detail oriented
  • Ability to collect and analyze data

Working Conditions:

Physical: Standing for prolonged periods. Manual dexterity. Reaching, bending, stooping, and walking.

Environmental: Laboratory Environment. Exposure to chemicals, biohazardous materials, carcinogens, or other hazardous materials.

Diversity Statement: The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. 

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

Research Tech - Mehla Lab

Research Technician - 

Job Number:

 222183 

Organization

: Stephenson Cancer Center

Job Location

: Oklahoma-Oklahoma City-Health Sciences Center

Schedule

: Full-time

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Salary Range: Targeted annual salary range from $29,200 to $38,000, based on experience

Benefits Provided: Yes 

Required Attachments: Resume 

Job Description

The Department of Oncology Science is now hiring for a Research Technician. This position provides assistance to research staff by conducting simple research experiments, collecting data and samples, keeping records, conducting literature searches, analyzing data, and preparing reports.

Duties:

  • Conducts simple research and laboratory analysis to include but not limited to measure and weigh compounds and solutions, isolate, identify and prepare specimens, and collect samples and other research data.
  • Assist in simple clinical research projects collecting data from patients and/or participates in a study or project.
  • Collects various forms of data pertaining to the research project or projects, which could include database information patient consent forms, and/or hard files.
  • Interprets and analyzes data and discusses with principal investigator.
  • Prepares reports concerning the progress of the project.
  • Keeps detailed logs of all research related activities.
  • Conducts literature searches.
  • Conducts data analyses, interprets results, summarizes findings, and presents to Principal Investigator.
  • Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.

Job Requirements

Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree in a Biological Science, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, or other health related field.

Equivalency/Substitution: Will accept 48 months experience in lieu of BS Degree.

Skills:

  • Knowledge of laboratory safety procedures and regulations.
  • Proficient with computers including data software and Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, and Word)
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to be detail oriented.
  • Ability to collect and analyze data.

Working Conditions:

  • Physical: Standing for prolonged periods. Manual dexterity. Reaching, bending, stooping, and walking.
  • Environmental: Laboratory Environment. Exposure to chemicals, biohazardous materials, carcinogens, or other hazardous materials.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement  

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of 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.  

Diversity Statement  

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?- Yes

Special Indications: None 

Admin Manager

Administrative Manager - 

Job Number:

 221940 

Organization

: Stephenson Cancer Center

Job Location

: Oklahoma-Oklahoma City-Health Sciences Center

Schedule

: Full-time

Work Schedule: 8-5, Monday through Friday

Salary Range: Targeted salary range from $45,600 to $60,400 annually, based on experience, based on experience

Benefits Provided: Yes 

Required Attachments: Resume 

Job Description

The Department of Oncology Science has an exciting new job opportunity that could be right for you. The Administrative Manager is responsible overall operation, administration, and performance of a department on behalf of the Chair, or other designated executive, to include but not limited to full responsibility for accounting duties, financial analysis, payroll coordination, budget and report preparation, and policy development.

Duties:

  • Provides direct administrative management to department, and direct administrative assistance to department chair
  • Manages the day-to-day business operations of the department
  • Activities may include, but are not limited to, the following administrative and financial aspects: monthly projections of account budgets and spending trends; reallocation of budgets/funds; payroll tracking and changes; preparing departmental budget
  • Analyzes departmental financial procedures
  • Makes recommendations for change and develops strategy for change
  • Supervises office staff. Responsible for hiring, firing, training, conducting performance appraisals, disciplining, delegating tasks, overseeing work, and development
  • Anticipates staffing needs by analyzing workflow, strengths of employees, etc.
  • Prepares monthly reports for balanced accounts, verification reports, management reports, etc.
  • Routes to appropriate personnel. May assist with other reports for grants
  • Assists with developing departmental policy by analyzing current procedures, work issues, current events, etc.
  • Maintains policy and procedure manuals and documents process
  • Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position

Job Requirements

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or related field

Experience: 24 months experience as a manager in an Accounting, Finance, or Business Office

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

Skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Detail oriented for accuracy of data and information
  • Highly organized and ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Ability to communicate well and build rapport with students, faculty and staff Ability to produce reports
  • Ability to multitasks and meet deadlines in a timely manner

Working Conditions:

  • Physical: Sit for prolonged periods. Communicate effectively. Engage in repetitive motion. Use of computer, calculator, and telephone.
  • Environmental: Standard office environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement  

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of 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.  

Diversity Statement  

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?- Yes

Special Indications: None