University of Oklahoma

Job Description

Come join the staff at OU HSC and become a part of Oklahoma’s premier research university which leads the state in education and career opportunities. OU HSC is one of only four comprehensive academic health centers in the nation with seven professional colleges. We are currently building world-class institutes for the treatment of diabetes and cancer.


Responsible for the centralized operational oversight and management of the Office of the Vice President (OVPR) for Research core facilities that support laboratory-based research for OUHSC investigators.
Oversees multiple research core functions with a focus on enhancing the effective and efficient utilization of core resources for all investigators
Manages core resources, technical staff
Provides technical support to various research activities that utilize shared resources
Assists in the development and implementation of operational policies and procedures for core resources; establishes and maintains an inventory control system for supplies and equipment and ensures that work orders for core resource equipment maintenance are placed in a timely and efficient manner; assists research leadership in developing strategic and operating plans for the facility; manages technical staff
Works with the OVPR to maintain detailed records of core expenses and revenue; tracks core utilization and oversees the invoicing of investigators for core usage
Supports users of core resources with research design, methodology, and data interpretation; evaluates new scientific technologies and methodologies; works closely with the core director to optimize shared resource technologies and services in support of research
Serves a key role as the first point of contact for investigators interested in utilizing core resources; promotes collaborations among investigators interesting in similar scientific methodologies and technologies
Oversees planning and development of new projects, buildouts including program analysis and sources of potential sponsored funding; assists in planning and equipping of new shared resource facilities as well as associated project reporting
Plans, develops, and maintains training programs for share resource operation; trains investigators and laboratory staff in technical utilization of shared resources; plans and enforces a program of employee health and safety for laboratory environment
Performs related duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position
Job Requirements

Education: Master’s degree in a basic sciencerelated field (examples: biology, molecular biology, other biological sciences, chemistry, biochemistry, zoology, etc.)
Experience: 60 months experience working in a basicsciences research laboratory facility, 24 months of which are in a seniorlevel, supervisor, and/or leadership role in a basic sciences research laboratory facility; demonstrated experience with imaging, flow cytometry, and/or sequencing technologies.

Equivalent/Substitution: Bachelor’s degree plus eight years experience working in a basicsciences research laboratory facility, 24 months of which are in a seniorlevel, supervisor, and/or leadership role in a basic sciences research laboratory facility will qualify an applicant.


Proficiency in the use of a wide variety of lab techniques, research equipment and research related software
Proficiency with Information Systems used within the department
Ability to handle confidential materials
Communication, technical, and organizational skills
Ability to handle and interpret data.
Preferred: Leadership experience in a basic sciences research laboratory facility providing both operational management and development of the facility as well as contributing to and assisting with research and researchrelated activities.

Advertised Physical Requirements:

Environmental: Research Laboratory Facility
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
Job Posting : Mar 27, 2023


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