The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, known as one of the pioneers in personalized cancer medicine, is an international leader in research and cancer treatment. Driven by its mission to end cancer as we know it, the institute is building upon its expertise in targeted treatments to advance the early detection of cancer when the disease is most treatable.
Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research (CEDAR) center at the Knight Cancer Institute is composed of biologists, chemists, biomedical engineers, computationalists, and clinicians working on cutting-edge, transdisciplinary research centered on one ideaearly cancer detection. Our mission at CEDAR is to detect and stop lethal cancers at the earliest stage because early detection saves lives. This is an ambitious goal, one that requires novelty, creativity, and innovation. At CEDAR, we are changing how cancer research is done. We conduct groundbreaking translational cancer research to help people maintain a high quality of life and reduce cancer mortality, to create a global early detection community, and to have a positive impact on the Oregon economy.
CEDAR funds our own research projects, which expedites the process of discovery. We build a more cohesive, successful organization by having outstanding researchers of diverse backgrounds work together on multiple projects. We encourage high-risk, high-reward research projects because defeating cancer requires unproven, out-of-the-box thinking. Our research is milestone driven to ensure that each project is fulfilling its stated goals. We are currently seeking applicants to fill multiple postdoctoral positions. CEDAR offers a unique opportunity for outstanding, driven and creative postdoctoral fellows to perform cutting edge and high-risk research ranging from understanding basic cancer biology to developing novel technologies to aid detection.
Every Knight Cancer CEDAR employee is expected to embody our guiding principles:
We act BOLDLYBreakthroughs require pushing the boundaries of science, exploring new frontiers, and thinking differently
We SUPPORT each otherRespect leads to trust, which leads to excellence
We work as a CONNECTED team We must leverage our collective brain power to conquer cancer because no one individual can do it alone
Prepare manuscripts, and present research findings as abstracts or oral presentations (travel may be required)
Attend weekly group meetings and 1:1 meetings to: 1) present data and interpretation of results; 2) troubleshoot research results and 3) suggest next steps
Attend research related meetings including but not limited to Thursday PM SPORE seminars, Cancer Biology meetings, journal clubs
Perform experiments utilizing appropriate lab or computational techniques with proficiency, evaluate results, and determine the next steps to complete project and present data
Think independently and problem solve. Stay on top of the literature and build skills to maximize the projects potential
MD, MD/ PhD, or PhD
Minimum of 3 years as a graduate student, Specialty: Molecular Biology,Computational Biology, Engineering or Chemistry
Passion for science and inquiry
Ability to synthesize ones own results and others to formulate hypotheses
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks at one time
Must have excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills: both written and verbal
Ability to work independently and as part of a team while being collaborative in resolving problems
Must be proficient with computers running Windows and PC applications e.g. MS Excel, Oracle, Access, Word and PowerPoint)
Must have demonstrated excellent customer service skills both on the phone and in person
Must possess energy and drive to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships
Experience with assay or technology development for liquid biopsies is preferred
Experience with molecular biology techniques: sequencing, PCR, primer design, cell culture, transfections, transductions, Western blots, cloning
Experience with data analysis
Apply online. Please be sure to upload a Cover Letter and Resume/CV.
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