The Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research Center (CEDAR) is a collaborative institution within the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. The Knight Cancer Institute, known as one of the pioneers in personalized cancer medicine, is an international leader in research and cancer treatment. At CEDAR our mission is to detect and stop lethal cancers at the earliest stage because early detection saves lives. This is an ambitious goal, one that requires novelty, creativity, and innovation. We are comprised of biologists, chemists, biomedical engineers, computationalists, and clinicians conducting groundbreaking translational cancer research to help people maintain a high quality of life and reduce cancer mortality, to create a global early detection community, and to have a positive impact on the Oregon economy.
Our Commitment to Diversity: CEDAR is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. We are dedicated to promoting inclusion and multiculturalism by having outstanding researchers of diverse backgrounds work together on multiple projects. We encourage high-risk, high-reward research projects because defeating cancer requires out-of-the-box thinking and new perspectives. Our research is milestone driven to ensure that each project is fulfilling its stated goals.
Every Knight Cancer employee is expected to embody our guiding principles:
The primary job function for this Research Engineer position is to conduct research in the area of custom optical setup and microscopy at CEDAR. This includes (a) taking a primary role in developing, maintenance and troubleshooting of custom optical setups and imaging software; (b) maintenance and troubleshooting in ongoing microscopy instrumentation / technical development projects; (c) support team members on specialized imaging and data processing needs. We anticipate the candidate to have a master’s or PhD (preferred) degree in physical sciences with prior experience in optics, optical instrumentation, and data management and processing. Upon arrival, the person will be further trained on confocal and/or superresolution imaging (if needed).
Apply online. Please be sure to upload a Cover Letter and Resume/CV.
Effective Oct. 18, 2021, all OHSU employees were required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they had an approved medical or religious exception. If you are hired by OHSU, you will need to be fully vaccinated (or obtain an approved exception) prior to starting work, and need to provide proof of vaccination (or approved exception) within 10 days of starting work.