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.
Function/Duties of Position
The Picker Lab is recruiting an Assistant Scientist to join a growing research group focused on immunology, virology and HIV cure research using the NHP model. Our lab, affiliated with both the OHSU Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute (VGTI) and the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC), is found on the tree-lined OHSU West Campus, in the Portland suburbs, conveniently located near US-26 and MAX light rail.
Current research projects include HIV persistence, HIV cure strategies, enhancing immune function (vaccines, immune, checkpoint blockade, engineered T cells, etc), preclinical drug development and the effect of aging on the immune system. This work is fundamentally collaborative and includes partnerships with world-class researchers both within OHSU and across the country.
Education: Doctoral degree in relevant field and 3+ years of relevant post-doctoral work experience
Experience: At least 3 years of research experience
Job Related Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must be comfortable using computers (Mac, PC), supervising others, doing research with animals and working with biohazardous samples.
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
Education: Experience in microbiology, immunology, tissue-processing, &/or flow cytometry background
Experience: Some management, manuscript preparation and grant writing experience.
Job Related Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Some experience with supervising and infectious disease research.
All are welcome
Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or firstname.lastname@example.org. As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
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