The Arthritis and Clinical Immunology Research Program at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) seeks to understand the roles of the immune system in health and disease, with a specific research emphasis on understanding the causative genetic and molecular events in systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjogren’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. We invite qualified candidates that share our interest and mission to understand autoimmunity to apply for established Assistant or Associate Member level positions (equivalent to Assistant or Associate Professor positions).
Arthritis and Clinical Immunology investigators have access to several outstanding OMRF Core facilities including Sample Procurement and Processing Core, Immunophenotyping Core, Clinical Core, Flow Cytometry Core, Next Generation DNA Sequencing Core, Quantitative Data Analysis Core, and state-of-the-art clinical facilities. Extensive autoimmune disease and control sample collections are available in the OMRF Biorepository and growing longitudinal patient cohorts in SLE, UCTD, ILE, Autoimmune Disease Pregnancy, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis are also available resources. ACI is currently supported by resources provided by a NIAMS Rheumatic Disease Research Cores Center, NIAID Autoimmunity Center of Excellence, NIAMS Center of Research Translation in Sjogren’s, NIAID Autoimmunity Prevention Center, and NIGMS support of a COBRE and CTR program. 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.