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.
A Research Assistant2 is available to conduct innovative research on the immunology and virology of HIV infection in the Louis Picker Laboratory, at the Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute(VGTI) using the non-human primate (NHP) model. This position will assist on projects focused on better understanding the pathogenesis of HIV/AIDS, developing HIV vaccines and novel HIV cure therapies.
Representative publications include:
CD8+ T cells fail to limit SIV reactivation following ART withdrawal until after viral amplification.
Bachelors Degree (4 yr) with major courses in field of research/No Experience; OR AA (2 yr) and 3 years of relevant experience.
Must be comfortable using computers (Mac, PC)
One year of experience
Some background in cell biology, microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, virology or related life science discipline
The ability to work well both in a team and independently;
A willingness and ability to work in a BioSafety Level-2+ environment following training with biohazards and pathogens including, but not limited to, simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV)
Laboratory experience, especially in sample processing
Working conditions: Willingness to work with animal samples which may contain pathogens dangerous to humans, able to work flexible hours. Will be assigned responsibility for ensuring important work is scheduled and completed according to schedule. Will be expected to attend necropsy events. Will be expected to perform a lab chore.
Physical demands & equipment usage: Ability to carry and lift 10 pounds; ability to stand for 3 continuous hours a day; ability to work on computer for 5 continuous hours a day.
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