Assistant Professor, focus in thoracic malignancies
Oregon Health and Science University
Location: Portland, Oregon
Internal Number: 15508
An exciting opportunity has been created for an experienced cancer researcher to join the Department of Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology (CDCB) and Knight Cancer Institute, and Division of Hematology & Oncology in the Department of Medicine as an Assistant Professor, at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR. The successful candidate will have a successful basic research program with a translational focus in thoracic malignancies and other solid tumors, and accomplishments commensurate with experience. Applications from creative, motivated and forward thinking individuals who work well in a collaborative fashion across disciplines, in the context of a highly dynamic environment, and with a passion for affecting changes to the outcome of cancer in humans are invited. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent basic and highly translational research program that will achieve national and international recognition, and will be closely aligned to clinical research efforts in a manner that is prospectively designed to improve the clinical outcome for people with or at risk for cancer. Creative leaders who are also team players are sought.
The successful candidate will join the CDCB Dept and Div of Hem/Onc, within the NCI designated Knight Cancer Institute (Knight) that have significantly expanded laroratory-based basic and translational research across several areas of cancer. We seek applicants seeking a rich environment characterized by a high level of prior accomplishments that have served to alter central aspects of cancer research, treatment and prevention, that is highly dynamic, and that provides access to a wide range of scientific resources. The laboratory will reside in close proximity to tother basic/translational scientists within the new Knight Cancer Research Building. This rich working environment will allow for access to a wide range of scientific equipment and collaborators. The candidate will be expected to seek both intramural and external funding. They will also take on occasional teaching assignments within the university, consistent with the education mission of the institution. The individual will have demonstrated success in leading and managing projects and a distinguished record of scientific and technical accomplishments. S/he will have the ability to gain the confidence of other scientists, and staff, and the ability to develop strategic relationships and partnerships with key constituents.
Function/Duties of Position
1 Always promotes the mission of the School of Medicine and Knight Cancer Institute through our Professional Standards of Customer Service, Reliability, Productivity, Professionalism, Accuracy, Timeliness, and Problem-Solving. 2 Scientific Project Oversight - Direct laboratory research projects. Including identification of scientific problem, design of approach to address it, and identification, acquisition and management of resources to perform investigations. Assign personnel, track their progress, and ensure maximum productivity. Foster and support teamwork. Provide training and guidance to postdoctoral fellows, clinical research fellows, graduate students and undergraduate students. 3 Laboratory Research Project Management: Independently develop and manage a research program, inclusive of research experiments, determining the most suitable methods to be used. Interpret and perform complex data analysis on experimental results and determine whether they are consistent with goals. Ensure that direct reports maintain accurate and detailed records of all experimental procedures, data collections and analysis performed. Maintain a high level of professional expertise through familiarity with current scientific literature. As needed, develop innovative techniques and experimental systems to meet research program goals. 4 Scientific Writing and Grant Management: Prepare research findings for presentation at scientific meetings and conference and manuscripts for publication. Prepare research proposals for grant applications that are aligned with the mission of the Knight. 5 Laboratory Organization and Compliance: Develop and implement procedures and systems to maximize the organization and efficiency within designated projects. Mentor and train lab members on lab practices and protocols. Ensure that staff is adequately trained to meet compliance for regulatory board reviews as required. Aid in the submission of specific protocols to the Institutional Review Board and other regulatory review boards, as appropriate. 6 Collaborative Interactions: Develop, foster and maintain relationships with partners in academia and in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industries. Oversee the advancement of specific sponsored research agreement (SRA) funded projects and ensure that external partners receive regular project updates. Participate in occasional teaching assignments.
Required: Doctorate degree in relevant field and 5 years of relevant work experience.
Eight or more years in a research position, including at least 4 years of postdoctoral project management experience
Excellence demonstrated in grant and manuscript writing and editing
Proficient with computers specifically MS Office (which includes, Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint) and statistical analysis software.
Strong publication record
Experience handling chemical and biologically hazardous materials.
Knowledge of policy and regulations applicable to the laboratory, including but not limited to safety, animal and radiation.
Technical proficiency, scientific creativity collaborative ability, and independent thinker
Proven ability to work collaboratively with a high performing work group
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks at one time
Must have excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills: both written and verbal.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team while being collaborative in resolving problems.
Demonstrated ability to learn new and innovative processed quickly
Must possess energy and drive to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships
Ability to operate complex scientific equipment and develop and troubleshoot complex experimental protocols
Demonstrated ability to build productive cross functional collaborations both internally and externally
Ability to analyze short and long term project needs.
Ability to schedule, manage and coordinate multiple projects and priorities simultaneously
Experience with in-vivo and in-vitro models of cancer, drug discovery, preclinical testing of novel therapeutics, cancer biomarkers, statistics, bioinformatics, and experience with clinical trial data evaluation preferred.
All are welcome
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