A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated candidate to join the Braun laboratory in the Division of Hematology/Oncology within the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, known as one of the pioneers in personalized cancer medicine, is an international leader in research and cancer treatment. Driven by its mission to end cancer as we know it, the institute is building upon its expertise in targeted treatments to advance the early detection of cancer when the disease is most treatable.
The primary goal of the Braun Laboratory is to understand how changes in the epigenome influence the development of blood cancers. We employ a variety of high sensitivity and single cell methods to understand how early oncogenic mutations alter the epigenetic landscape of developing blood cells driving progression to cancer. We conduct this work using cell lines, mouse models and primary patient samples, enabling us to develop a comprehensive mechanistic understanding of biologic mechanisms. Our group employs a full time bioinformaticist and lab members have the opportunity to develop their own computational skillset and apply these skills to their own datasets.
For this position, we are looking for an exceptional candidate who is interested in working on projects related to the molecular evolution of leukemias, the epigenetics of normal and malignant hematopoietic cells and/or therapeutic development. Duties will include advanced molecular biology and biochemistry techniques, mammalian tissue culture, small animal handling, data analysis, and other laboratory techniques. Applicants will need to possess strong organizational and communication skills as well as the ability to work independently. Some weekend work is required.
A doctoral degree is required and laboratory experience in molecular/cellular biology, biochemistry, cancer biology or a related field is preferred. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is capable and willing to make maximum use of excellent facilities and a productive environment.
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 team We must leverage our collective brain power to conquer cancer because no one individual can do it alone
Highly specialized lab based research
Manuscript and Grant preparation
Experience in molecular/cellular biology, biochemistry, cancer biology or a related field is preferred
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks at one time
Must have excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills: both written and verbal
Ability to work independently and as part of a team while being collaborative in resolving problems
Must be proficient with computers running Windows and applications e.g. MS Excel, Oracle, Access, Word and PowerPoint)
Must possess energy and drive to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships
Capable of analyzing data and writing up results into appropriate manuscript form
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