Assistant Staff Scientist

Oregon Health & Science University

Job Description
The Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute (VGTI) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) has assembled a multidisciplinary team of scientists to respond to serious viral disease threats, including AIDS, chronic viral infection-associated diseases, newly emerging viral diseases and infectious diseases of the elderly. Our programs are intended to span the continuum between basic and clinical science, in which discoveries are rapidly advanced from the level of molecular and cellular biology through animal models and ultimately into clinical testing. The development of this unique program in immunology and virology provides an important training opportunity for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at OHSU. This is why an important part of our mission is the training of young scientists in newer academic disciplines emerging at the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute.This position will lead an established program of HIV cure via stem cell transplantation in a pre-clinical macaque model at the Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute and Oregon National Primate Research Center. The successful candidate will have experience in planning, managing, and executing the clinical and research needs of complex projects. In addition to this oversight of the project, additional duties include managing and/or performing the laboratory procedures associated with the study, as well as data entry, statistical analysis, and reporting of findings in both written and oral formats. The successful candidate will also assist in grant writing, grant management, and publication of results. Education:Doctoral degree in relevant field and 3 years of relevant post-doctoral work experienceJob Related Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Willingness to work with pathogens potentially dangerous to humansWillingness to work in Biosafety Level 2 and 3 facilitiesWillingness and ability to work flexible hoursAbility and willingness to work independentlyAbility to carry and lift 35 lbs.Ability to stand for three continuous hours a dayAbility to work on computer for five continuous hours a dayAble to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodationExperience with stem cell transplant or nonhuman primate studies.Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.