Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research (CEDAR) center is a collaborative institution within the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. The Knight Cancer Institute, known as one of the pioneers in personalized cancer medicine, is an international leader in research and cancer treatment. At CEDAR our mission is to detect and stop lethal cancers at the earliest stage because early detection saves lives. This is an ambitious goal, one that requires novelty, creativity, and innovation. We are composed of biologists, chemists, biomedical engineers, computationalists, and clinicians conducting groundbreaking translational cancer research to help people maintain a high quality of life and reduce cancer mortality, to create a global early detection community, and to have a positive impact on the Oregon economy.
CEDAR is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. We at CEDAR are dedicated to promoting inclusion and multiculturalism to build a successful organization by having outstanding researchers of diverse backgrounds work together on multiple projects. We encourage high-risk, high-reward research projects because defeating cancer requires unproven, out-of-the-box thinking. Our research is milestone driven to ensure that each project is fulfilling its stated goals.
CEDAR is looking for candidates with a strong motivation to be part of our effort to detect cancer early and build a large inventory of samples that CEDAR researchers can use to innovate new technologies for early detection of cancer. This position will be part of the CEDAR processing staff that requires communication with clinical staff, couriering of clinical samples from across the OHSU campus, processing of multiple sample types, and proper storage of these samples. Detailed documentation skills and attention to detail to follow CEDAR processing protocols are key to ensuring that all samples are collected and stored in a consistent manner. Flexible hours are required as all samples most likely will be processed during a regular business day, but there may be multiple instances when sample are available later in the day and must be transported to the CEDAR processing lab. This position also requires participation in various activities such as laboratory research support and administrative support as time permits.
Every Knight CancerCEDAR employee is expected to embody our guiding principles:
We act BOLDLYBreakthroughs require pushing the boundaries of science, exploring new frontiers, and thinking differently
We SUPPORT each otherRespect leads to trust, which leads to excellence
We work as a CONNECTED team We must leverage our collective brain power to conquer cancer because no one individual can do it alone
Coordinates sample acquisition into CEDAR:
Communication with multiple entities across campus for sample delivery in a time dependent manner
Courier of samples from across OHSU and VA campuses to the CEDAR processing lab
Assists in processing or processes under minimal supervision (strictly according to CEDAR protocols) a variety of samples that may include samples such as blood, urine, stool, saliva
Assists in the organization and preparation of the processing lab
Assists the lab operations team in supporting CEDAR research including but not limited to activities such and cell line and plasmid banking
Must be able to perform these duties with minimal daily supervision and must be able to manage time effectively
Entering clinical data into database
Entering sample processing data into database
Entering sample storage information into database
Ensures clear communication channels between project teams
Distributing samples to researchers upon request
Documenting sample distribution according to regulatory approval by following sample distribution SOPs
Organizing Freezer and routine rotation of samples
Emergency Contact for freezer emergencies
Consumable Inventory and ordering
Ensuring accurate data logs
Participate in various administrative support roles as time permits. Activities include developing and documenting operating procedures, data extraction and analysis, etc
Bachelors Degree (4 yr) with major courses in field of research/No Experience OR - AA (2 yr) and 3 years of relevant experience
Ability to follow experimental protocols
Ability to learn new processes
Must possess energy and drive to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously: prioritize, schedule, manage and coordinate
Must have excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills: both written and verbal
Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships
Proficient with computers specifically MS Office (which includes, Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint) and statistical analysis software
Experience in processing human samples
More than 1 year experience working research laboratories
Familiarity with OHSU shared research resources
Experience handling chemical and biologically hazardous materials
Knowledge of policy and regulations applicable to the laboratory, including but not limited to safety, animal use and radiation
Apply online. Please be sure to upload a Cover Letter and Resume/CV.
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