An exciting opportunity has been created for an experienced researcher to join the Knight Center for Early Detection Research (CEDR) as a Project Scientist at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR. The individual will work alongside Dr. Sadik Esener, Director of CEDR and other CEDR Scientists to develop major scientific project initiatives in the laboratory and aid in overseeing the implementation and execution of identified projects. The CEDR research program is currently building expertise in technology development, prognosis assessment, population health and prevention and early therapeutics for early cancer detection and treatment. The Centers goals are to rapidly develop and translate novel assays/techniques/tests/treatments into the clinic via clinical trials and/or new companies.
The individual will be responsible for leading a collaborative research project targeted to assay or technology development that advances cancer early detection. This includes, but is not limited to, maintaining a high level of professional expertise in the field; supervising and providing guidance and mentorship to other scientists within the laboratory; designing and directing or executing experiments; and establishing laboratory procedures and systems that enforce and maintain a high level of organization in the lab. The individual will have demonstrated success in leading, managing and participating in large collaborative projects or programs and a distinguished record of scientific and technical accomplishments. S/he will have the ability to gain the confidence of other scientists, and staff, and the ability to develop strategic relationships and partnerships with key constituents.
We plan to fill several positions within these 2 categories of staff scientist:
Assistant Staff Scientists have at least 3 years of post-graduate research experience in the practice of science and team science. They are likely to have deep expertise in a singular area of focus but may also have worked as boundary spanners across multiple fields. Achieving this position requires that the researcher have demonstrated a satisfactory track record of scholarly activity including high-quality peer-reviewed publications, grant funding, patent awards or other translational research activities. Typically, this position will be filled by PhDs with significant postdoctoral research experience. A record of collaborative research or potential for collaborative research is a requirement for this position. Assistant Staff Scientists should have the potential to both lead and participate on team projects in CEDAR. This classification falls within the OHSU Staff scientist series under Assistant Staff Scientist. Individuals may be granted Principal Investigator Status upon Institutional approval. Must be actively engaged in the development and submission of grant/funding proposals, CEDAR projects, and technical reports, in conjunction with the Center or focus area.
Staff Scientists have deep expertise in the practice of science and team science. They may have deep expertise in a particular field or area or may work as boundary spanners across multiple fields. Achieving this position requires that the researcher have demonstrated a substantial level of scholarly activity including high-quality peer-reviewed publications, grant funding, patent awards or other translational research activities. A record of collaborative research is as strong a position requirement as individual contribution. Scientists should have the potential to both lead and participate on team projects in CEDAR.
This classification falls within the OHSU Staff scientist series under Scientist. Individuals may be granted Principal Investigator Status upon Institutional approval. Must be actively engaged in the development and submission of grant/funding proposals, CEDAR projects, and technical reports, in conjunction with the Center or focus area.
Doctorate degree in relevant field.
Assistant Staff Scientist: 3 years of relevant post-doctoral work experience.
Staff Scientist: 5 years of relevant post-doctoral work experience.
Proficient with computers specifically MS Office (which includes, Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint) and statistical analysis software.
Strong publication record.
Experience handling chemical and biologically hazardous materials.
Knowledge of policy and regulations applicable to the laboratory, including but not limited to safety, animal and radiation.
Technical proficiency, scientific creativity collaborative ability, and independent thinker.
Proven ability to work collaboratively with a high performing work group.
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks at one time.
Excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills: both written and verbal.
Demonstrated ability to learn new and innovative processed quickly.
Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to operate complex scientific equipment and develop and troubleshoot complex experimental protocols.
Demonstrated ability to build productive cross functional collaborations both internally and externally.
Ability to analyze short and long term project needs.
Ability to schedule, manage and coordinate multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
Ability to work within a biology research lab where work involves possible exposure to malodorous vapors, low does radiation, contamination by toxic chemicals and acids, presence of carcinogenic substances and human and animal tissues and fluids, including whole animals.
4 years of supervisory and project management experience.
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.
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