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 be responsible for performing work as part of a research team that investigates vaccines, drugs, and immune responses against numerous emerging human viruses.The successful candidate will be required to perform standardized experimental procedures involving in vitro and in vivo models and collect, curate and analyze biological data, and prepare experimental reports.Numerous opportunities exist including acquisition of a variety of laboratory skills, individual research project development, and exposure to novel scientific models.
Excellent record keeping, communication skills, organizational skills, and abilitiy to adhere to protocols required.
Please note this is a position at OHSU West Campus (Beaverton).
Bachelors Degree (4 yr.) with major courses in field of research/No Experience, OR AA (2 yr.) and 3 years of relevant experience.
Basic computer skills
Major college-level or graduate courses in biological science, microbiology, immunology, or animal science.
Cellular and molecular laboratory experience, small animal handling experience.
Willingness to work with live mice and viral pathogens potentially dangerous to humans
Willingness to work with human specimens
Willingness to work in Biosafety and Animal Biosafety Level 2 and 3 facilities
Willingness and ability to work flexible hours (some evenings, weekends and rotating weekends on-call required)
Ability and willingness to work independently
Ability to work as part of an interdependent research team
Physical demands & equipment usage:
Ability to carry and lift 35 lbs
Ability to stand for 3 continuous hours a day
Ability to work on computer for 5 continuous hours a day
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 email@example.com.
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