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Providence Scientist, Cancer Research in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Scientist Cancer Research - Medical Research (1.0 FTE, Day) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR.

The Innate Immunology Laboratory at the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute at Providence Cancer Institute is seeking highly motivated Scientist. Led by Terry R. Medler, Ph.D., the laboratory utilizes genetically engineered murine models of cancer that closely recapitulate human disease to understand dominant mechanisms by which the innate immune system fosters neoplasia and regulates the response to cancer therapeutics.

Our ultimate goal is to identify novel targets for therapeutic intervention, whether alone or in combination with standard-of-care chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or immunotherapy. We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a Ph.D. in Immunology, Cancer Biology, or a related field, and a track record of peer-reviewed publications. Experience in cell culture, flow cytometry/FACS, molecular biology, immunological techniques, and in vivo experimentation are major assets. You will also be responsible for performing biomedical experiments for projects of limited scope or portions of larger research projects in pursuit of overall research goal or objective of the research laboratory.

In addition you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Maintain and/or implement scientific plans and protocols to accomplish specific scientific objectives

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

  • Implement methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for solving problems

  • Develop new production methods, scientific techniques and assays

  • Summarize and interpret data; formal reporting of research results including presentations and/or publications

  • Pursue external grant support to conduct relevant research with demonstrable value to Providence Health System

  • Prepare and submit proposals for grant and contract funding

  • Cognizant of potentially hazardous chemical, biological, or radiological materials; use of personal protective equipment; and adherence to strict safety protocols

Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Ph.D. in appropriate field

  • Two (2) years of Biomedical research experience

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • Demonstrated publications in peer review journals

  • Able to maintain flexible hours

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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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About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

Requsition ID: P356377
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Research
Job Function: Clinical Support
Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Career Track: Clinical Professional
Address: OR Portland 4805 NE Glisan St

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