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.
Dr. Burwitzs lab focuses on Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection of non-human primates. This novel model is currently being refined for the testing of therapeutic and curative approaches towards HBV.
This post-doctoral scholar will assist Dr. Burwitz with project management, ranging from conception of appropriate experiments to management of large scale non-human primate studies. In addition, he/she will help Dr. Burwitz identify key advancements in the HBV field and will work independently to ensure additional funding to the group. He/she will also manage a small group of technicians and/or graduate students, which he/she will utilize to maximize scientific output from the group.
PhD or equivalent from an accredited college/university. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
0-3 years of relevant experience
Knowledge of the principles and techniques of the subject disciplines
Demonstrate research experience.
Demonstrate a capability of working within a project team to achieve results.
Excellent organizational skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Demonstrate a commitment to gaining practical experience working on a research project.
Ability to work in a team, and relate to staff from a variety of diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Background in Hepatitis B virology and/or immunology
1-3 years of experience
Hepatocyte culturing (primary and cell line)
Molecular biology(cloning of vectors)
Working conditions: Work on evenings and weekends may be required as needed. Work with non-human primate or human tissues/fluids may be required. Work with radiation may be required. 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 35 lbs; ability to stand for 3 continuous hours a day; ability to work on computer for 5 continuous hours a day.
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