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Oregon Health & Science University Senior Research Assistant in Portland, Oregon

An exciting opportunity in the field of immunology and cancer immunotherapy has been created in the laboratory of Dr. Megan Ruhland in the Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology Department at Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Ruhland’s research program is currently focused on understanding antigen presentation and dendritic cell subsets in the tumor-draining lymph node. The lab’s goals are to determine microenvironmental mediators and dendritic cell intrinsic determinants of effective antigen presentation and T cell priming in the context of health and disease. We seek to identify novel strategies to boost anti-tumor immunity by targeting innate immune responses.

This is primarily a research position, but some lab management responsibilities are also involved. A majority of the time will be devoted to a research project on the role of diverse dendritic cells subsets in priming T Cell responses. Will work closely with the Prinicipal Investigator in pursuing this project and setting up the laboratory. Responsibilities include:

  • Manage running of the lab, i.e. ordering supplies, maintaining equipment, etc.

  • Prepare regulatory compliance protocols and ensure they're adhered to

  • Carry out experiments, analyze them, prepare reports

  • Contribute to writing papers and grant applications

  • Bachelor's degree with major courses in field of research and 1 to 3 years of relevant experience

  • Experience with animal handling, animal breeding, mouse tumor models, cell culture, flow cytometry, PCR, Cloning and Gene expression analysis

  • Ability to work independently with the enthusiasm and ability to learn new skills as needed

  • Master's degree with major courses in field of research

  • 4 years of relevant experience

  • Experience with quantitative Real time PCR, ELISA, Confocal microscopy, dissection, and/or histology

Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter, resume or CV and the names and contact information of three references who can speak to your abilities.

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: 2021-8919

External Company URL: dturner

Street: Waterfront

Post End Date: 6/30/2021

Job Type: Research

Posting Department: SM.Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology

Posting Pay: $35,568 - 54,068

Posting FTE: 1.00

Posting Schedule: Monday - Friday, some weeekend

Posting Hours: Days, variable

HR Mission: School of Medicine

Drug Testable: No