Research Associate Scholar, Department of Pediatrics/Genetics

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Up to 38,000 USD/year plus benefits
January 28 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type


Department: Pediatrics/Genetics                 

Research Associate Scholar’s position is immediately available in Genetic Epidemiology for finding and characterizing susceptibility loci for diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases.  Major foci involve large-scale genome-wide association and high-throughput sequencing and follow-up functional studies using diabetic families and population based datasets. Qualifications include but not limited to  Masters or  PhD degree in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Computational Biology,  or related fields. Applicants with expertise in molecular biology, molecular genetics or cell functional studies with experience in cell culture and/or high throughput genome analysis and familiarity for the use of statistical genetics and computational software (e.g., R) will be particularly preferred. We are looking for highly motivated, ambitious individuals with intense interest in science and enthusiasm to understand the genetic complexities of metabolic diseases. Candidates must be self-driven, enthusiastic, fast learner, and well organized. Must be able to multi-task and solve problems creatively and with the ability to work independently as well as in a team. Candidates with fresh Ph.D. or within 1-4 years of post-doctoral experience and first-author publications in internationally recognized journals will be preferred.  

Position requires performing various duties including high-throughput sample preparation, SNP genotyping, microarrays, and genetic and genome-wide data analysis for genome-metabolome studies, and use of complex equipment and computer terminals. Starting salary will be commensurate with training and experience. The deadline for acceptance of applications is February 15, 2018.

Please send your CV and three references to:

Dharambir K. Sanghera, PhD, FAHA

Professor of Pediatrics Genetics

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

940 Stanton L. Young Blvd., Rm. 969 BMSB

Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Phone: 405-271-6026




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