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 is to perform work as part of a team in support of ongoing viral pathogenesis and vaccine development and testing, using the nonhuman primate model. This position receives close supervision, performs standardized, routine procedures, and collects, enters, analyzes data, and prepares work reports in Microsoft Excel and Graphpad. Some innovation and problem solving. Assists in the conduct of one or more phases of a research project.
Experimental tasks associated with processing of human or animal samples, some inoculated with vaccine prototypes &/or pathogenic virus(es). Samples include blood, lung wash, and biopsy or necropsy materials. Processes include sample sub fractionation, and sample freezing and thawing.
Experimental tasks associated with flow cytometry, including antibody staining, simple cell culture, antibody tittering, and data acquisition.
Data analysis, careful recordkeeping, compilation, analysis and reporting of data.
Additional responsibilities contributing to lab operations, as assigned.
Bachelors Degree(4 yr) in biological sciences or AA (2 yr) and 3 years of relevant experience.
Basic computer skills
Major college-level courses in biological science
Immunology background and training; Flow cytometry analysis helpful
Basic laboratory skills, knowledge of how to handle pathogens
Willingness to work with pathogens potentially dangerous to humans
Willingness to work in Biosafety Level 2 and 3 facilities
Willingness and ability to work flexible hours
Ability and willingness to work independently
Physical demands & equipment usage:
Ability to carry and lift 15 lbs.
Ability to stand for three continuous hours a day
Ability to work on computer for five continuous hours a day
Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
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As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.The university is a conduit for learning for more than 2,800 students, providing training to interns, residents and fellows in postgraduate medical and research. It is the only place in Oregon that grants doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry and nursing. OHSU cares for more than 251,000 patients each year from around the region and takes a leadership role in contributing to solutions involving the health of the state and the nation, such as health care access and transparency, ethics and workforce shortage. Beyond providing critical health care services, quality education and cutting-edge research, OHSU also is a key economic and social force in the Northwest. With an annual operating budget of $2.06 billion and more than 14,000 employees, OHSU is Portland?s largest employer. Its size contributes to its ability to provide... many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in Oregon. For more information visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm