Oregon Health & Science University Postdoctoral Researcher in Portland, Oregon

Work Unit Description

Are you a highly motivated, experiencedresearcher looking for non-traditional post-doc opportunities? Are youinterested in a career in scientific program administration but not sure how tomake the transition from the bench? Oregon Health & Science University’sKnight Cancer Institute has newly created unique Postdoctoral Fellowship positionsavailable in its Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research center (CEDAR),working alongside Drs. Bree Mitchell, Sadik Esener and other Knight CancerInstitute scientists to develop and execute major scientific projectinitiatives.The CEDAR organization is looking for candidateswith strong scientific background who want to transition to careers away fromthe bench. CEDAR is a highly collaborative matrixed organization and we needhelp establishing the organizational culture, ensuring collaborative projectsare running smoothly, helping to develop new training programs, and withrecruiting top talent. This is an opportunity to have an impact on a growingorganization with an exceptional mission - to end cancer as we know it - whilelearning skills that will translate to a variety of careers.Key Qualifications:

  • Willing to learn and ability to be flexiblein a highly dynamic environment
  • Comfortable with ambiguity
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meetdeadlines.
  • Advanced organizational skills that includesprioritization, multi-tasking and ability to flex workload to adapt to changingpriorities and organizational needs.
  • Must have excellent communication, analyticaland organizational skills: both writtenand verbal.
  • Ability to work independently and as part ofa team while being collaborative in resolving problems.
  • Must possess energy and drive to coordinatemultiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintaineffective working relationships with a wide range of staff and externalaudiences.

This is a 1 year position with thepossibility for an additional year renewal.The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, CEDAR, and theOHSU School of Medicine are highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, and highlytranslational environments, and these positions provide opportunities to workalongside a diverse team of highly respected scientists with diverse academicand industry backgrounds.


M-F, 8:30 - 5:00. Occasional nts, wknds. Salary DOE

Functions/Duties of Position

Always promotes the mission of the Knight CancerInstitute through our Professional Standards of Customer Service, Reliability,Productivity, Professionalism, Accuracy, Timeliness, and Problem-Solving. Program Development: Develop an attractive andequitable internship program for undergraduates and other volunteers to work withCEDAR researchers in coordination with appropriate CEDAR staff. Recruitment and Retention: Work with CEDARProgram Director of Administration and Program Manager of Collaborative Scienceto develop and implement training for CEDAR staff in equitable interviewing andrecruitment practices to ensure equitable and robust candidate recruitment atall levels. Scientific Program Management: Assists the Innovation andCommercialization Manager in developing and implementing programs to supportinnovation and commercialization training opportunities. Identify and develop scientific programmanagement programs that are aligned with organizational needs and prioritiesin accordance with the candidate’s interests and career goals. Other dutiesand special projects as assigned.

Job Requirements

MD, MD/ PhD, or PhD

  • Passionfor science and inquiry

  • Abilityto prioritize multiple tasks at one time

  • Musthave excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills: both written and verbal.

  • Abilityto work independently and as part of a team while being collaborative inresolving problems.

  • Must beproficient with computers running Windows and PC applications e.g. MS Excel,Oracle, Access, Word and PowerPoint).

  • Musthave demonstrated excellent customer service skills both on the phone and inperson.

  • Mustpossess energy and drive to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to use tact anddiplomacy to maintain effective working relationships

Additional Details

Preferred Experience:

  • Minimum of 1 year postdoc
  • Ability to synthesize scientific projects and communicate science to diverseaudiences.
  • Experience with cancer research
  • Experience with data analysis
  • Experience coordinating volunteers, interns, or trainees

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher

Department: Knight Cancer Institute, CEDAR

Location: RLSB 6N011

Drug Testable: No

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