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.
The Research Assistant 2 will join a highly productive and interactive research group focusing on clinically-relevant strategies for HIV cure at the Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute and Oregon National Primate Research Center of OHSU. This position will support ongoing pre-clinical studies exploring transplant immunology and HIV virology using the macaque model of human disease. The Research Assistant 2 will be responsible for a variety of laboratory procedures such as blood processing, ELISA, and flow cytometry, as well as data entry, statistical analysis of data, and reporting of research findings in written and oral formats.
The successful candidate will contribute to general lab support duties, including maintenance of laboratory supplies and equipment, autoclaving, and disposal of waste. This position requires the willingness to work in a Biosafety Level 2 and 3 facilities with pathogens that are potentially dangerous to humans. Candidates should have the ability to carry and lift 35lbs, and be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.
Bachelor's in relevant field; OR
Associate's AND 3 years of relevant experience; OR
4 years of relevant experience; OR
Equivalent combination of training and experience.
Generous Benefits Package Including:
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