The clinical embryologist will posses all-around clinical and research skills and knowledge required for the Center for Embryonic Cell & Gene Therapy (CECGT) and will be responsible for independently contributing to and participating in ongoing human and animal embryology related research projects. The employee possesses an exceptional command of knowledge in the field of clinical embryology, genetics, cell culture, molecular biology, and stays current in these ever-changing fields.
The employee will perform research which will involve using mouse, monkey and human gametes, embryos, pluripotent cells and various tissues. The responsibilities include overseeing: research planning and conduct all embryology experiments; establishing of novel IVF research techniques and maintain equipment such that the Center remains on the leading edge of embryology. Embryology experiments will require intermittent late night and early morning (12am-6am) coverage which is outside of typical work day. Flexibility and professionalism at these hours are paramount.
They will independently perform work of the highest difficulty with their extensive knowledge in the specialized field of clinical embryology and conduct all embryology related studies as directed by project leaders and CECGT Scientists/Faculty in mouse, primate and human gametes and embryos; assisting with publication of already gathered data, as well as incorporating new data into the development of future projects; and performing a variety of duties which require flexibility, judgment, and unique experience in fields of embryology.
This position is responsible for independently reviewing, assessing, and presenting new techniques in the field of embryology to research staff. Contribute to written reports, abstracts, project proposals and grants, and presentations including conference abstracts and presentations. Appointee will participate in the on-call schedule, which includes intermittent evening, weekend, and holiday coverage.
Overall the position promotes the mission of the Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy by exhibiting reliability, productivity, professionalism, accuracy, timeliness, problem-solving, strong ethical understanding of our complex scientific focus, as well as compassion and kindness when communicating.
This position is located at the OHSU South Waterfront campus in Portland, Oregon. As a full-time position, the work schedule is expected to be 40+ hours/week, with schedule flexibility ensuring availability according to lab operations and needs. Will be required to work late evenings or weekends to ensure embryology experiment needs are met and to cover outreach events on or off campus. Appointee will be in contact with animal and human tissues & fluids and will be responsible for fluid and tissue collection as related to study protocol. Training will be provided for proper handling, processes, and procedures.
Ability to stand and be ambulatory for more than 4 hours. Ability to sit at a microscope for 4+ hours with full mobility of two arms at the same time. Ability to conduct repetitive motions with hands, wrists, neck, and shoulders while working for long hours underneath a micromanipulation and microscope stations. Ability to work at a computer for extensive periods of time. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. Ability to perform repetitive manual manipulations (gripping, grasping, fingering, pinching, typing, using a mouse, etc.) Ability to communicate complex ideas to external and internal scientists.
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