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Oregon Health & Science University Research Associate in Portland, Oregon

Projects in the Beatty Lab utilize skills in the areas of chemistry, molecular imaging, cell biology, protein engineering, bioconjugation reactions (e.g., “click chemistry”), biochemistry, and molecular biology.

The Program in Chemical Biology at OHSU has an open position in the Beatty Lab. The researcher will conduct research at the interface of chemistry and cancer biology, working collaboratively to develop and optimize new technologies for imaging at high-resolution.

  • Development of new methods for imaging cellular proteins

  • Application of new technologies towards imaging cancer cell receptors

  • Data analysis, preparation of written reports, and publication of findings in peer-reviewed journals

  • Lab maintenance

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Master’s Degree with major courses in field of research and 3 years of experience; OR Bachelor’s Degree with major courses in field of research plus 5 years of experience

  • Relevant experience should include fluorescence microscopy and tissue culture

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and with diverse teams on collaborative projects

  • Passionate about research, self-sufficient, and goal-oriented

  • Enthusiasm for learning new techniques

  • Ph.D. in biochemistry, cell biology, or related field

  • 3 years of relevant experience

  • Expertise in chemical biology, biochemistry, cell/cancer biology

  • Extensive experience in fluorescence microscopy

  • Experience developing genetically-modified tissue culture cell lines

  • Proven ability to successfully publish research

To apply for this position, submit a cover letter, CV, and a copy of two representative publications. In the cover letter, please describe what type of project you would like to pursue in the Beatty Lab and why you are uniquely qualified for this position.

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

Recruitment ID: 2021-7704

External Company URL: dturner

Street: Marquam Hill

Post End Date: 4/12/2021

Job Type: Research

Posting Department: Chemical Physiology and Biochemistry

Posting Pay: $41,812 - $65,073, Commensurate with qualifications, experience and equity

Posting FTE: 1.00

Posting Schedule: Monday - Friday, some weeekends

Posting Hours: Variable, 8:00am - 5:00pm

HR Mission: School of Medicine

Drug Testable: No