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Assistant or Associate Professor - Prostate Faculty Researcher

Oregon Health & Science University
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DOE commensurate with experience, education, and equity
Closing date
Jul 24, 2022
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OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute in Portland, OR, focuses on precision oncology, the early detection, prevention, and treatment of cancer, and creating a welcoming and supportive environment for its caregivers, researchers, and support personnel. Selected candidates will be offered an extraordinary opportunity to integrate their research programs into a highly dynamic environment with unprecedented resources comprehensively being brought to bear to transform cancer diagnosis, intervention and treatment. Knight affiliates subscribe to three guiding principles: we are bold, we are supportive, and we work as a connected team in our fight to end cancer as we know it. We’d love for you to join us!


We seek an experienced cancer researcher to join the Department of Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology (CDCB) and the NCI-designated Knight Cancer Institute, as an Assistant or Associate Professor. The ideal candidate will have: A successful basic research program with a translational focus in prostate cancer and accomplishments commensurate with experience, as well as successful research programs in other solid tumors; A demonstrated capacity to collaborate with clinical investigators is expected; A focus on molecular targets associated with tumor and host genomic alterations is desirable.  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.


We seek applicants desiring 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 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. They 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.


The duties of this position include:

  1. 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, ensure maximum productivity, and foster supportive teamwork. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Laboratory Organization and Compliance - Develop and implement procedures and systems to maximize the organization and efficiency within designated projects. Aid in the submission of specific protocols to the Institutional Review Board and other regulatory review boards, as appropriate.
  5. Collaborative Interactions - Develop, foster and maintain relationships with investigators in the Knight’s Prostate Cancer Program, partners in academia and in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industries including relevant clinical researchers. 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.


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