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Providence Research Fellow in Portland, Oregon


Research Fellow - OR PPMC CANCER RESEARCH ADMIN at Providence Portland Medical Center

At the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute at Providence, we strive to create a training environment that stimulates creativity and nurtures professionalism, and puts postdoctoral fellows on a path to their future. Fellowships are for one year and may be renewed annually based on demonstrated progress of the Fellows IDP and will not typically extend past 5 years. Fellows are expected to apply for external funding within 2 years of their assignment and are expected to submit at least one 1st author manuscript within the first 3 years of their assignment; then one per year thereafter.

A highly motivated and hardworking individual is sought to join the Adoptive Cell Therapy Lab as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute (EACRI). The major goal of this lab is to develop new and more effective T-cell transfer immunotherapies to treat patients with metastatic epithelial cancers. The EACRI contains a cleanroom facility that can generate cellular products for treating patients in early phase clinical trials. Thus, promising findings are directly translated into experimental therapies that can be used to treat patients with cancer here at Providence Cancer Institute. Responsibilities of the position include designing and executing experiments, data analysis, presentation of results, preparation of manuscripts, and training and education. The candidate must be able to work independently and collaboratively as part of a larger team. Outstanding organizational skills, great attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and high scientific integrity and rigor are essential. A strong working knowledge of molecular and cellular biology are major assets. Other major assets include experience with gene engineering techniques (viral and non-viral), next-generation sequencing platforms, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), ELISPOT assay, multicolor flow cytometry, and T-cell culture.

Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. In a discipline pertinent to biomedical research.

  • Experience in presenting original research in oral and written format is essential, as is proven success in writing and publishing original research.

  • Demonstrates a track record of progressive biomedical research that indicates a growing level of research independence .

Preferred qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Immunology, genomics or molecular biology

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Requsition ID: 109683
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Research
Job Function: Clinical Support
Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Career Track: Clinical Professional
Address: OR Portland 4805 NE Glisan St

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