- Bachelor's Degree
- Master's Degree
- Molecular Biology
- Organizational Skills
- Microsoft Outlook
- Tissue Culture
- Communication Skills
The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, known as one of the pioneers in personalized cancer medicine, is an international leader in research and cancer treatment. Driven by its mission to end cancer as we know it, the institute is building upon its expertise in targeted treatments to advance the early detection of cancer when the disease is most treatable.
Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research (CEDAR) center at the Knight Cancer Institute is composed of biologists, chemists, biomedical engineers, computationalists, and clinicians working on cutting-edge, transdisciplinary research centered on one idea—early cancer detection. CEDAR funds our own research projects, which expedites the process of discovery. We build a more cohesive, 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.
The RA will be part of a multidisciplinary team developing novel devices for early detection of cancer. The incumbent is expected to work under occasional supervision and guidance from Scientists, Specialists, and Distinguisted Scientists and will work with independence in the lab. Major responsibilities will include process design and biomedical chip fabrication, including characterization of the fabricated chips, and the maintanece of the cleanroom facility located at the Knight Cancer Research Building,. The ideal engineer / technician will have an understanding of micro/nano fabrication principles, materials science, mechanics and/or electronics.
Every Knight Cancer employee in CEDAR is expected to embody our guiding principles:
We act BOLDLY—Breakthroughs require pushing the boundaries of science, exploring new frontiers, and thinking differently
We SUPPORT each other—Respect 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
Function/Duties of Position:
Engaging with researchers to help optimal use of the NanoFab, back-end processing tools and other 3D manufacturing equipments (e.g., Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling machine, 3D printer)
Maintaining NanoFab operation, including regular system maintanence, regular NanoFab maintanence, maintaining comsumables supply, keep environment safe and clean
Supporting in biomedical chip experiments, assisting in experimental design, data collection, and organizing samples, datasets and studies
Depending on experience and as is needed, the candidate may also contribute to method development and more advanced chip design including those related to new technology development
Under the guidance of NanoFab Lead Staffs, enable optimal use of various equipment in NanoFab facility located within the Knight Cancer Research Building. This position will: 1) be responsible for maintaining the shared equipment to a working standard, 2) facilitate and enable customized protocol development for individual researchers, and will 3) oversee the booking system and aid with billing for equipment usage. This aspect of the position is expected to expand over time as new equipments are being installed.
Under the guidance of project leaders, operate a variety of CEDAR-made biomedical chips and systems.
Manufacturing customized mechanical or lab-on-a-chip parts for projects related to early cancer research. This may involve the use of CAD and/or CAM software, machining techniques, material extrusion and back-end processes such as CNC milling machine, 3D printer.
Master’s degree with major courses in relevant field and 3 years of relevant experience.-OR- Bachelors degree with major courses in field of research (or RN or allied health professional) and 5 years of relevant experience
>3 years, micro/nano fabrication, system integration
Broad experience on microfabrication techniques
Experience with electronic testing
Intermediate skills with CAD / CAM softwares
An understanding of, and ideally previous experience with cancer biology
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks at one time
Excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills: both written and verbal
Ability to learn new methods quickly, to work independently and as part of a team while being collaborative in resolving problems
Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Access, Word, and PowerPoint)
Demonstrated ability to learn new and innovative processes quickly
Demonstrated knowledge of basic computer programing languages to enable programming for robotic equipment
>5 years, micro/nano fabrication, system integration, or closely related discipline
An understanding of, and ideally previous experience with cancer biology.
Experience with or willingness to learn tissue culture, molecular biology technics (cloning, qPCR…), and basic biochemistry (western blot, protein pull-downs…)
Experience working with human blood samples
Apply online. Please be sure to upload a Cover Letter and Resume/CV.
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