Oregon Health & Science University

Assistant Staff Scientist

Job Locations US-OR-Beaverton
Requisition ID
2022-17302
Position Category
Research
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Research
Department
Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute
Salary Range
Minimum: $ 57,222 - $ 109,242/year
FTE
1.00
Schedule
Schedule Varies
Hours
Hours Vary
HR Mission
Research
Drug Testable
Yes

Department Overview

The Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute (VGTI) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) has assembled a multidisciplinary team of scientists to respond to serious viral disease threats, including AIDS, chronic viral infection-associated diseases, newly emerging viral diseases and infectious diseases of the elderly. Our programs are intended to span the continuum between basic and clinical science, in which discoveries are rapidly advanced from the level of molecular and cellular biology through animal models and ultimately into clinical testing. The development of this unique program in immunology and virology provides an important training opportunity for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at OHSU. This is why an important part of our mission is the training of young scientists in newer academic disciplines emerging at the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute.

Function/Duties of Position

This position will lead a growing program of malaria immunology and vaccine development that spans in vitro, mouse and non-human primate models at the Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute and Oregon National Primate Research Center. The successful candidate will have experience in planning, managing, and executing the research needs of complex, collaborative projects. In addition to this oversight of the project, additional duties include managing and/or performing the laboratory procedures associated with the study, as well as data entry, statistical analysis, and reporting of findings in both written and oral formats. The successful candidate will also assist in grant writing, grant management, and publication of results.

Required Qualifications

Education: 

Doctoral degree in relevant field and 3 years of relevant post-doctoral work experience

 

Experience: 

Experience designing and performing immunology-based experiments.

 

Job Related Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: 

  • Code of conduct
  • Respect in the workplace
  • Applicable policies, procedures and agreements related to position, department or OHSU as a whole
  • Willingness to work with pathogens potentially dangerous to humans
  • Willingness to work in Biosafety Level 2 and 3 facilities
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours
  • Ability and willingness to work independently
  • Ability to carry and lift 35 lbs.
  • Ability to stand for three continuous hours a day
  • Ability to work on computer for five continuous hours a day
  • Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

Experience: 

  • Experience with rodents and/or non-human primate samples.
  • Experience in Plasmodium research including mosquito stages.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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