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 will support the Burwitz Lab at the Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of OHSU. The successful candidate will join a dynamic team of researchers and veterinarians, and will work directly with non-human primate tissues. The incumbent will be responsible for working with Dr. Burwitz to design and execute scientific experiments, transporting samples across the OHSU West Campus, maintaining organized lab reports and clean laboratory space, and training incoming technician at or below the same level. Additionally, this individual will perform the following duties: a) as a lab safety officer will directly communicate with the OHSU West Campus EHS and ensure a safe work environment, b) design workflows for the onboarding and training of new employees in the Burwitz Lab, c) continue to improve the technological centralization of data, protocols, and workflows within the Burwitz Lab, d) ensure the appropriate shipping of biohazardous materials from the Burwitz Lab to external collaborators, and e) perform ordering and stocking within the Burwitz Lab
Bachelors Degree (4 yr.) with major courses in field of research and at 1 to 3 years of relevant experience
Cell and/or bacterial culture
PCR and gel electrophoresis
Blood and tissue processing
Willingness to work with pathogens potentially dangerous to humans
Willingness to work in Biosafety Level 2 and 3 facilities
Willingness and ability to work flexible hours
Ability and willingness to work independently
Ability to carry and lift 35 lbs.
Ability to stand for three continuous hours a day
Ability to work on computer for five continuous hours a day
Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
Bachelors Degree (4 yr.) with major courses in microbiology, immunology, or virology
2 years experience in microbiology, immunology, or virology lab
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