Sr / Research Technician - PDX-PCT Core

Job Location
825 Northeast 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation offers the following benefits to full-time employees:

Offered at no cost:


  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Annuity Program
  • Ten Paid Holidays Per Year
  • Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program*
  • Wellness Program*
  • Social and Philanthropic Events*

Offered on a cost sharing basis:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Onsite Fitness Center*
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Covered Parking*
  • Onsite Research Café*

Supplemental Insurance – offered at a group rate:

  • Optional Group Term Life Insurance
  • Optional Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Optional Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Optional Supplemental Retirement Annuity*


* May also be available to Part-Time and Temporary employees

Job Description

A full time position as Research Technician is available at the Patient-Derived Xenograft and Preclinical Therapeutics (PDX-PCT) Core Facility, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to: mouse colony management, maintaining cell lines and tumor tissues, generation of orthotopic and ectopic xenograft mouse models from cell lines or tumors derived directly from cancer patients. Technician will be also responsible for the evaluation of maximum-tolerated dose and the efficacy of drugs in vivo, tumor growth monitoring and imaging, tissue collection and data recording. In addition, the technician may be assigned to carry out small projects related to PDX-PCT Core Facility research interest.  

Work Hours:

Typically Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm.



Minimum Qualifications:

BA/BS degree in one of the biological sciences, physics, or chemistry and at least 4 years of related experience including experience with laboratory mice. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be organized, follow detailed experimental protocols, keep meticulous records, and meet all deadlines. Professionalism and acceptance of diverse personalities and cultures is required. Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, and Excel are required.  

Preferred Qualifications:

Master or Ph.D. degree is highly preferred. Previous experience with laboratory mice including knowledge of survival surgical procedures performed on mice and basic necropsy techniques is highly preferred.


Physical Demands:

Regularly required to stand, use manual dexterity, talk or hear; Frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms; occasionally sit; frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; vision abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 

Potential exposure to fumes, airborne particles, or rodent dander. May work with toxic, caustic chemicals, radioactive materials, liquid nitrogen, human tissue or blood. Potential risk of electrical shock. Occasional exposure to cold 4C, and/or extreme cold -80C from freezers. Noise level is usually moderate

About Our Organization

Founded in 1946, the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected nonprofit biomedical research institutes. Located in Oklahoma City, OMRF fosters a worldwide reputation for excellence by following an innovative cross-disciplinary approach to medical research.

 OMRF scientists are dedicated to understanding and developing more effective treatments for human disease, focusing on such critical research areas as heart disease, cancer, lupus and Alzheimer’s disease. With more than 700 U.S. and international patents, OMRF ranks among the nation’s leaders in patents per scientist.

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