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Providence Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Medical Research (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR.

A highly motivated Post-Doctoral Fellow is sought to join the Cancer Immuno-Genomics Laboratory led by Dr. Brian Piening at the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute at the Providence Cancer Institute. Come work on cutting-edge ‘omics technologies and instrumentation (Akoya CODEX, NanoString Digital Spatial Profiling, Illumina NovaSeq 6000 etc.) on key cancer immunotherapy research projects linking AI/ML-based image analysis with high-dimensional molecular profiling. Help us develop unprecedented maps of the human tumor microenvironment to understand why therapies fail or succeed in different individuals. The Earle A. Chiles Research Institute offers a unique bench-to-bedside environment where the clinic and lab are deeply integrated. We are looking for forward-thinking candidates with a PhD in Genetics/Genomics, Molecular/Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics or a related degree. Successful candidates will have experience with next-generation sequencing technologies and/or fluorescence-based microscopy tissue imaging. While the role is largely laboratory-based, the ideal candidate will have some experience with computational approaches, and fluency in R/Python is a plus.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Develop and or implement changes for scientific plans and protocols to accomplish specific scientific objectives

  • Independently perform, document and report research results of complex biomedical experiments in support of research activities or specialized scientific laboratory

  • Independently develop methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for solving problems

  • Summarize and interpret data; write manuscripts and present findings in a form suitable for publication or other special reports; present research findings to local and national groups

  • Prepare and conduct in vivo and in vitro experiments as necessary

  • Stay current with the literature in ongoing and proposed research projects in the field of specialty

  • Remain cognizant of potentially hazardous chemical, biological, or radiological materials; uses personal protective equipment; and adheres to strict safety protocols


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Ph.D. in a discipline pertinent to biomedical research

  • Advanced training with in vivo procedures, including murine colony management, genotyping, intravenous injections and in vivo infection or tumor models

  • Experience in presenting original research in oral and written format is essential, as is proven success in writing and publishing original research

  • Experience with in vivo procedures, including murine colony management, genotyping, intravenous injections and in vivo infection or tumor models

  • Demonstrates a track record of progressive biomedical research that indicates a growing level of research independence

  • Expertise in flow cytometry, primary cell isolation and culture, and molecular biology

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Ph.D. in Immunology -OR- Experience in the field of immunology

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Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Research

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 271682