Clinical Assistant/Associate Member/Assistant or Asssociate Member

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Jun 12, 2019
Jul 12, 2019
Judith A. James
Full Time

Clinical Assistant/Associate Member/Assistant or Asssociate Member MS Center of Excellence, Arthritis & Clinical Immunology

Posting Number: 000099
Position Type: Scientific
Department: Arthritis & Clinical Immunology - James

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The MS Center of Excellence in the Research Program of Arthritis and Clinical Immunology at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) seeks to understand roles of the immune system in health and disease. With a new expansion underway, we invite qualified candidates to apply for a clinician or clinical investigator position. We are currently recruiting at the Clinical Assistant/Associate Member or Assistant/Associate Member level (Assistant/Associate Professor equivalent), but talented candidates at all levels are encouraged to apply and will be considered.

Arthritis and Clinical Immunology investigators have access to a number of outstanding OMRF core facilities, including a Sample Procurement and Processing Core, Immunophenotyping Core, Clinical Core, Flow Cytometry Core and state-of-the-art clinical facilities. Extensive autoimmune disease and control sample collections are also available. Successful Assistant Member candidates will receive a generous, multi-year start-up package with significant salary and research support.

OMRF ( is an independent, not-for-profit biomedical research institute adjacent to the campus of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) in Oklahoma City. OMRF investigators enjoy close scientific interactions with OUHSC faculty and participate in OUHSC graduate programs. For more information about Arthritis and Clinical Immunology, please visit:

To apply, please attach a CV, a concise future research plan (Assistant/Associate Member), up to three recent publications (Assistant/Associate Member position only), and the contact information of three professional references. Preliminary, confidential inquiries may be addressed to Judith A. James, M.D., Ph.D. at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications:
Successful candidates must have terminal degree training in Neurology (MD, MD-PhD), be board-certified or board-eligible in Neurology, licensed to practice in the US (and ideally Oklahoma) have received additional training in caring for multiple sclerosis patients, as well as have a passion for caring for MS patients and participating as a critical part of a strong, multidisciplinary MS team. Successful clinician candidates will be expected to focus on clinical care while collaborating with other basic and clinical scientists who are interested in asking patient-oriented research questions in multiple sclerosis etiology and pathogenesis. Successful clinical investigator candidates will be expected to develop extramural funding for their multiple sclerosis-associated research program, as well as to collaborate with other basic and clinical scientists interested in asking patient-oriented research questions in multiple sclerosis etiology and pathogenesis.

Minimum Degree Required:

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Preferred Qualifications:
Licensed to practice medicine in the US and Oklahoma.

Physical Demands:

Frequently sit, use manual dexterity, talk, hear, and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals and strong magnetic or electrical fields. Occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock and risk of radiation and cold (4o C) and/or extreme cold (-80o C) from freezers.

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