Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research (CEDAR) center is a collaborative institution within the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. The Knight Cancer Institute, known as one of the pioneers in personalized cancer medicine, is an international leader in research and cancer treatment. At CEDAR our mission is to detect and stop lethal cancers at the earliest stage because early detection saves lives. This is an ambitious goal, one that requires novelty, creativity, and innovation. We are composed of biologists, chemists, biomedical engineers, computationalists, and clinicians conducting groundbreaking translational cancer research to help people maintain a high quality of life and reduce cancer mortality, to create a global early detection community, and to have a positive impact on the Oregon economy.
CEDAR is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. We at CEDAR are dedicated to promoting inclusion and multiculturalism to build a successful organization by having outstanding researchers of diverse backgrounds work together on multiple projects. We encourage high-risk, high-reward research projects because defeating cancer requires unproven, out-of-the-box thinking. Our research is milestone driven to ensure that each project is fulfilling its stated goals.
Every Knight Cancer employee is expected to embody our guiding principles:
We act BOLDLYBreakthroughs require pushing the boundaries of science, exploring new frontiers, and thinking differently
We SUPPORT each otherRespect leads to trust, which leads to excellence
We work as a CONNECTED teamWe must leverage our collective brain power to conquer cancer because no one individual can do it alone
The Lab Manager position requires a highly motivated and flexible person experienced in all aspects of the research laboratory. CEDAR laboratory coordinators are part of a team supporting the Center and are responsible for managing the practical aspects of research program(s). Responsibilities include compliance issues, equipment and supplies procurement and management, maintaining tissue culture space and equipment, testing and banking cell lines, training of research technicians and participating in the programs research. This position will also serve as a backup for the processing of human blood and tissue samples.
CEDAR laboratory research support:
Always exemplifies and promotes CEDAR culture
Must manage competing interests and conflict in a research laboratory of 100+ researchers
Participates in research execution of CEDAR program(s)
Work includes mammalian cell culture including culture initiation, propagation, cell line validation, testing for pathogens, and cryopreservation of cells, including primary human cells
Assist in the organization of program work space. Assists in maintaining laboratory and tissue culture space and equipment, monitors equipment utilization
Acts as a resource for laboratory equipment maintenance and use/training
Assists in ensuring project protocols and compliance. Aid in maintaining compliance with the Institutional Biosafety Committee and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and other regulatory review boards
Works as a backup for the CEDAR human blood and tissue processing laboratory
Provides stability and continuity of knowledge as people and projects change
Meets regularly with other lab managers to identify potential synergies and reduce inefficiencies across projects
Acts as a project backup must be able to fill in for multiple project needs. This will be especially important in the early stages of CEDAR
All CEDAR laboratory operations personnel are expected to fulfill multiple roles especially while CEDAR is growing
Laboratory Organization and Compliance:
Manage project samples including -80 and liquid nitrogen storage
Ensure project data is properly recorded and stored
Manage the organization of program work space
Works as an equipment and supplies procurement manager to for all CEDAR programs. Places requisitions in Oracle, receives, and troubleshoots issues. Assists in maintaining inventory of lab supplies
Along with other laboratory operations staff, implements and executes laboratory processes, databases, and information resources for workflow efficiencies in research. Continuously innovate new and optimize existing research support policies and structures
Manage project protocols and OHSU regulatory compliance. Ensure that staff is adequately trained to meet compliance for regulatory board reviews as required and for general laboratory safety
Document detailed standard operating procedures for laboratory operations
Assist in building and maintaining an informational and interactive laboratory operations space on CEDARs collaborative software environment
Acts as an emergency contact for lab and building issues
Bachelor's in any field AND 1 year of relevant experience
Equivalent combination of training and experience
Laboratory research experience including tissue culture
Ability to operate complex scientific equipment and develop and troubleshoot complex experimental protocols
Experience handling chemical and biologically hazardous materials
Knowledge of policy and regulations applicable to the laboratory, including but not limited to safety, animal use and radiation
Technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaborative ability, and independent thinker
Proven ability to work collaboratively with a high performing work group in problem solving
Demonstrated ability to build productive cross functional collaborations both internally and externally
Demonstrated ability to learn new and innovative processes quickly
Must possess energy and drive to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously: prioritize, schedule, manage and coordinate
Ability to analyze short and long term project needs
Must have excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills: both written and verbal
Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships
Proficient with computers specifically MS Office (which includes, Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint) and statistical analysis software
Expertise in early cancer detection, expertise in one of our focus areas: early detection technology, risk stratification, population health and prevention, prognosis assessment, early therapeutics
Documented productivity: Strong publication record at least 2 publications related to research work
More than 5 years experience working research laboratories
Experience ordering research supplies at OHSU
Experience maintaining equipment
Experience processing human blood samples
Familiarity with OHSU research resources
Apply online. Please be sure to upload a Cover Letter and Resume/CV.
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