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Providence Health & Services Assistant Member Research in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Assistant Member Research - Medical Research (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR

We are seeking a Assistant Member Research - Medical Research that will perform an advanced level of biomedical research to promote advanced research into cancer and is of critical importance to the research program at the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute within the Providence Cancer Institute. The role is equivalent to that of an Assistant Professor at an academic institution or university. This individual exercises independent judgment with regard to the research conducted around a defined research area and takes full responsibility for the results and their acceptability by the scientific community. The Assistant Member is scientifically and administratively responsible for the activities conducted within their laboratory to include but not limited to; the design and analysis of research projects; collection and interpretation of data; grant and sponsored research preparation and submission; management of active grants and sponsored research; authoring scientific publications; management of laboratory staff including recruitment and performance management; and budget management.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Assume overall responsibility for a complex research area and for the development of new methodologies or processes to accomplish scientific objectives

  • Recruit and direct the work of scientific staff, providing guidance and consultation for problems encountered within the program

  • Mentor, teach and train post-doctoral fellows and graduate students

  • Publish results of research in peer-reviewed journals

  • Procure funding for research activities through the submission of grants/sponsored research, both public and private

  • Assist in the fundraising activities of the Providence Portland Medical Foundation

  • Promote the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute through representation at local, national and international meetings and conferences, including speaking engagements

  • Develop scientific collaborations with other researchers and institutions, both academic and private. Maintains academic appointments at other academic centers as appropriate


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Ph.D. -OR- M.D -OR- D.O. Biological sciences or related discipline with proficient knowledge of immunology -OR- equivalent education experience

  • Five (5) years of Biomedical research experience, including two plus (2) years of post-doctoral training

  • Expert experience using Microsoft Applications: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and EndNote

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As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

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Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

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Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Non-Clinical Director/Executive

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 296466