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Providence Health & Services Scientist - Cancer Research in Portland, Oregon


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

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The Developmental Therapeutics Laboratory at the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute (EACRI) at Providence Cancer Institute is recruiting a Scientist to manage and support the development of new immunotherapies for the treatment of patients with metastatic cancers. The main role of the Developmental Therapeutics Laboratory is to generate novel, safe and effective immunotherapies (including monoclonal antibodies and engineered T-cell products) for use in adoptive immunotherapy for patients with cancer who are enrolled in our clinical trials.

This position involves management of the lab as well as extensive lab protocol and process development. Other major responsibilities include leading research projects related to the development of novel immunotherapies, hands-on translational research, data analysis, and training and education. Experience in T-cell gene engineering is a major asset. Experience with common immunological and molecular biology techniques including flow cytometry, PCR, cloning, and immunohistochemical analysis are preferred.

In this position 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:

  • Master's Degree/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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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: Research

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 317891