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Research Assistant at University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Natural Products Discovery Group at the University of Oklahoma ( is dedicated to the identification of bioactive compounds from microorganisms, especially fungi. The group is seeking a research assistant for a full-time hourly position.

Tasks to be performed: handle and manipulate fungal cultures derived from soil samples, prepare samples for cryogenic storage, database entry and management, PCR and ITS based identification of isolates, preparation of media, perform sample extraction, preparation of fungal natural products for testing (additional tasks will be added as required).  

Required Education: B.S. or M.S. degree in Microbiology or related 

Required Skills: 

  • Attention to laboratory safety

  • Ability to work with a team

  • Mindful of details

  • Task oriented

  • Self-motivated

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Ability to clearly articulate problems and propose solutions

  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office suite of products

Advertised Physical Requirements:  Standard laboratory environment including frequent manual dexterity handling vials, pipets, and other labware.

Department Preferences:  

  • Prior experience with proper aseptic technique handling microorganisms is desirable

  • M.S. degree in microbiology or related field preferred.

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit


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