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.
This position is to perform work as part of a team in support of ongoing viral pathogenesis, vaccine development and testing, using the humanized mouse model. This position receives close supervision, performs standardized, routine procedures, and collects, abstracts, enters, analyzes data, and prepares work reports. Some innovation and problem solving. Assists in the conduct of one or more phases of a research project.
Education: Bachelor in biological science
Experience: 2 years relevant experience; Knowledge of how to handle pathogens, rodent handling experience