Translational science research is the birthplace and proving ground for new detection methods and treatments for cancer. One way to do that is to use actual patients’ cells to create models that can be manipulated and tested. The purpose of this position is to assist the Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care to develop patient-derived models of pancreatic cancer and assess drug responses in those models. As a team member of the Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care, you will work in the lab to compare PDMCs to each other and to actual patient drug response data to identify in vitro drug-response metrics that best predict drug responses in patients, helping to inform clinical care, even for current OHSU patients as well as in the future.
You will grow primary cultures of tumor cells using advanced cell biology lab techniques, automated therapeutic screens, and histology techniques, as well as perform quantitative analysis of images, harvest and process mouse tissues, assist in survival mouse surgeries, and do data entry/collection and laboratory housekeeping. You will be responsible for conducting some phases of projects independently and may help to design experiments. Do you have strong organizational and communication skills and the ability to work under minimal supervision? Have you had experience with cell biology laboratory techniques? Are you thinking about a career in medicine? Then consider joining Oregon’s pancreas research headquarters on the South Waterfront to start building your future in the biomedical sciences.
This position will be classified as Research Assistant 2 or Senior Research Assistant depending on candidate's experience level.
Work is generally 40 hours per week during normal M-F working hours, however, some evening and weekend work will be necessary on occasion. Animal handling (mice) is required.
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