Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research (CEDAR) center is a collaborative institution within the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. The Knight Cancer Institute, known as one of the pioneers in personalized cancer medicine, is an international leader in research and cancer treatment. At CEDAR our mission 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. We are composed of biologists, chemists, biomedical engineers, computationalists, and clinicians conducting 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 is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. We at CEDAR are dedicated to promoting inclusion and multiculturalism to build a 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 hiring for 1-2 highly motivated fellows with expertise in Biochemisty to work in the following areas:
Functionalized polymers making new specially-functionalized polymers for ongoing and anticipated projects; including hydrogels, modified hydrogels, specially-functionalized hydrogels, 3D functionalized specialty polymers for cellular analysis (for example via expansion microscopy), basically chemical enablement of multi-dimensional approaches to analysis of biological samples at the interfaces of biological, chemical and engineering technologies
Organic synthesis of small molecules biological probes such as fluorescent dyes, affinity reagents, especially probes that are enabled with linkers and reactive chemical groups for bioconjugation, drug molecules or drug-like molecules, new linkers with designed properties such as solubility and desired conformational properties (rigidity or flexibility) and reversible crosslinkers cleaved by light, chemical or biochemical reagents
Chemical reaction of biomolecules e.g., bioconjugation of chemical and biochemical probes to biological molecules such as DNA, RNA and proteins; attachment of biological molecules to surfaces using functionalized linkers, attachment of biological molecules to polymers using functionalized linkers; Polymer-oligo DNA or RNA cross linking or manipulation
Nanoparticle synthesis and surface modification preparation of standard and new types of nanoparticles, surface functionalization of nanoparticles to provide desired properties of nanoparticles
The OHSU Fellowship for Diversity in Research seeks to address the need for increased representation of minoritized races/ethnicities in STEM at the postdoctoral level. Eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Visit www.ohsu.edu/ofdir for more information.
Every Knight Cancer 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.
Duties as assigned
MD, MD/ PhD, or PhD
Minimum of 3 years as a graduate student
Specialty: Chemistry or related field
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)
Experience with assay or technology development for liquid biopsies is preferred
Experience with data analysis
Apply online. Please be sure to upload a Cover Letter and Resume/CV.
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