Job Openings

The BourneLab@OU currently has openings for (a) PostDoctoral Scientist, and for an hourly full time Research Assistant (technician – note – not GRA) to work in the research lab.  If you are interested in joining our team, please read the descriptions given below and follow the inquiry or application instructions.

Newly added:  the BourneLab@OU is seeking an individual with a computational background for 10-15 hours per week.  Projects include analysis of RNA seq data, rDock studies and more.  Contact Dr. Bourne for more details and to be considered for this opening.

The BourneLab@OU is fully staffed with Undergraduate Researchers and cannot take on any additional students for the Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 semesters.

The Bourne lab at the University of Oklahoma has immediate openings for a Research Assistant with skills in biochemistry and/or molecular biology. Experience with gene cloning, recombinant protein expression in E. coli, and protein purification is a significant advantage. Must be detail-oriented, able to multi-task, and communicate openly and confidently with all lab members.

Background: A bachelor’s degree in a scientific field with 2 years relevant lab experience or a Master’s degree in a scientific field is preferred. Previous wet lab experience required. Hourly rate of pay commensurate with education and experience.  (Note- this is not a GRA position)

Areas of Interest: The lab works on bacterial toxin-antitoxin (TA) systems and their physiological significance with a goal of identifying new antibacterial targets. Current projects include probing the structure and function of diverse TA sequences, and developing screening methodology for understanding the roles of TA systems within bacterial physiology. For more information see the lab website at http://bournelab.oucreate.com/.

How to Apply: Applications or inquiries should be sent to Dr. Christina Bourne by email at cbourne (at) ou (dot) edu. Applicants should send a single PDF document containing: (1) a CV, highlighting your contributions and interest in research activities, and (2) the contact details for two professional references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer, and applications from under-represented groups are encouraged.

Postdoctoral Position in Structure-Function Studies of Toxin-Antitoxin Systems at the University of Oklahoma, Norman OK
(as advertised with CCP4 and ASBMB)

The Bourne lab at the University of Oklahoma seeks to recruit postdoctoral scientist(s) with experience in Biochemistry and/or Macromolecular Crystallography and interests in bacterial physiology and/or microbial genetics. The lab works on bacterial toxin-antitoxin (TA) systems and their physiological significance with a goal of identifying new antibacterial targets. Current projects include probing the structure and function of diverse TA sequences, and developing screening methodology for understanding the roles of TA systems within bacterial physiology. For more information see the lab website at http://bournelab.oucreate.com/.

We are seeking highly motivated postdoctoral scientists that can learn quickly and are results-oriented to be part of our growing team. These individuals should be efficient at multi-tasking, able to manage details of their own work and of students in their training, able to communicate openly and confidently, to be persistent in their research, and to trouble-shoot problems as they arise. The successful candidates should have experience in protein cloning, expression, and purification; additional experience in protein crystallization and structure determination, biophysical biochemistry, and/or the analysis of protein interactions will be an asset. The successful applicants must have a strong work ethic and are expected to be productive members of the research team.

The initial appointment will be for one year subject to satisfactory performance and available funding. Applications or inquiries should be sent to Dr. Christina Bourne by email at cbourne (at) ou (dot) edu. Applicants should send a single PDF document containing: (1) a CV, highlighting your contributions to research activities, and (2) the contact details for three professional references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer, and applications from under-represented groups are encouraged.

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