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Providence Staff Scientist in Portland, Oregon


Scientist in Immuno-Oncology/Tumor Immunotherapy

An exceptional and highly motivated individual is sought to join the Immune Monitoring Laboratory as a Scientist (non-faculty position) at the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute (EACRI) within the Providence Cancer Institute. The laboratory’s long-term goal is to understand the mechanisms by which immunotherapy improves outcomes in patients with advanced malignancies and identify biomarkers of response to help identify those most likely to benefit from these agents. Primary responsibilities for this position include designing and conducting experiments associated with current clinical studies, analyzing data, and presenting results.

The Scientist will join the EACRI Immune Monitoring Laboratory (IML) to assist with assay development including high parameter (30+ color) flow cytometry, single-cell RNA-sequencing, and downstream data analysis. A PhD is required and experience in Immunology or a related field is preferred. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years post-doctoral experience, expertise in data science, a record of productive research including peer-reviewed publications, the ability to work independently as well as in collaborative research efforts, and outstanding organizational skills. Experience with immunological assays, multiparameter flow cytometry, bioinformatics, and RNA sequencing (bulk and single-cell) is preferred. Excellent verbal and written English communication skills are required.


The Scientist will QC flow cytometry data and facilitate/support flow cytometry data processing by the IML team. The Scientist will assist with designing and implementing automated analysis of spectral cytometry data. In collaboration with the EACRI Bioinformatics team, the Scientist will establish and evaluate pipelines for scRNA-seq analysis, conduct QC for scRNA-seq datasets, and keep up to date with recent developments in scRNA-seq-related technologies and analyses. The Scientist will conduct analysis of flow cytometry and scRNA-seq data for internal and external collaborators and presentations.

Interested applicants should send a: 1) cover letter summarizing your research interests; 2) CV; and 3) list of 3 references to:

Required qualification:

  • Master's Degree in In appropriate field Or

  • Ph.D. in appropriate field.

  • 2 years Biomedical research experience.

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The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

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About the Team

Providence has been serving the Pacific Northwest since 1856 when Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart and four other Sisters of Providence arrived in Vancouver, Washington Territory. As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence is located in areas ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland.

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Requsition ID: 146270
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Research
Job Function: Clinical Support
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Clinical Professional
Address: OR Portland 4805 NE Glisan St
Pay Range: $36.37 - $58.72
The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.
Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.