The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is a pioneer in personalized cancer treatment and research, led by Dr. Brian Druker, whose development of Gleevec transformed Chronic Myeloid Leukemia from a fatal disease to a manageable one and proved that targeted therapies can work. The institute focuses on precision oncology, the early detection, prevention, and treatment of cancer, and creating a welcoming and supportive environment for its caregivers, researchers, and support personnel. Knight affiliates subscribe to three guiding principles: we are bold, we are supportive, and we work as a connected team in our fight to end cancer as we know it. We’d love for you to join us!
The Molecular Technologist performs high complexity genomic testing, including all phases of Next Generation Sequencing and data analysis. This position requires a strong background in molecular biology principles and processes, knowledge of laboratory and molecular biology-specific terminology, equipment, materials, techniques, and safety. Additional requirements include the ability to perform routine clinical throughput and troubleshoot procedures, and to follow written and oral instructions accurately. This position will enable the laboratory to provide high quality testing services that support the overall patient care mission of the Knight Cancer Institute and OHSU Hospitals and Clinics.
1. Every Knight Cancer employee is expected to embody our guiding principles:
2. Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) library preparation using amplicon and hybridization methods. NGS sequencing on Illumina platforms, primarily NextSeq and MiSeq instruments. Analysis of NGS sequencing data.
3. Submits laboratory data to the director and to the lab information system for use in preparation of patient reports. Maintains appropriate records. Performs additional assignments as deemed necessary by the director, supervisor, or laboratory section coordinator.
4. Participates in research and development of new laboratory methods.
Education & Experience:
Must possess energy and drive to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships
Please submit a resume and cover letter for your application to be considered.
Please note: As of Oct. 18, 2021, all OHSU employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated means you have received both doses of a two-dose, or one dose of a single-dose, FDA- or WHO-authorized COVID-19 vaccine and at least 14 days have passed since your final dose of COVID-19 vaccine. If you apply for and are offered a position, you must be fully vaccinated prior to starting work.
If the position you are offered does not require direct, in-person patient care contact, you may request an exception to the vaccine policy for medical or religious reasons. OHSU uses very narrow criteria under the law to allow an exception and very few requests are being approved.