The Louis Picker Laboratory, in the Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute,is recruiting aResearch Assistant2to join a research group studyingHIV infection, the development ofHIV vaccines and novel HIV cure strategies. This position reports directly to Dr. Yoshinori Fukazawa and will assist the work on projects using the non-human primate (NHP) model.
A Research Assistant2 is available to conduct innovative research on the immunology and virology of HIV infection in the Louis Picker Laboratory, at the Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute(VGTI) using the non-human primate (NHP) model. This position reports directly to Dr. Yoshinori Fukazawa and will assist on projects focused on better understanding the pathogenesis of HIV/AIDS, developing HIV vaccines and novel HIV cure therapies.
The ideal candidate will have:
some background in cell biology, microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, virology or related life science discipline;
the ability to work well both in a team and independently;
a willingness and ability to work in a BioSafety Level-2+ environment following training with biohazards and pathogens including, but not limited, to simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV)
Representative publications include:
Early antiretroviral therapy limits SIV reservoir establishment to delay or prevent post-treatment viral rebound Nat Med. 2018 Sep;24(9):1430-1440. doi: 10.1038/s41591-018-0130-7
Under the general supervision of Dr. Fukazawa, the technical staff of this group carries out the daily needs of ongoing experiments, including:
Experimental tasks associated with processing of rhesus macaque samples for immunological and virological assays. These include cell isolation from blood and other tissues, cell culture, in vitro virus infection, etc. Experimental tasks associated with flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry, including: antibody staining, flow cytometry and data acquisition. Data analysis, careful record-keeping, compilation, analysis and reporting of data. Additional responsibilities contributing to the maintenance of lab operations, as assigned.
Bachelors degree with major coursework in biology.
Must be comfortable using computers (Mac, PC)
One year of experience.
Laboratory experience, especially in sample processing.
Note that this position is at OHSU's West Campus (Beaverton).
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and be able to provide at least three references upon request to be considered for this position.
Willingness to work with pathogens potentially dangerous to humans
Willingness to work in Biosafety Level 2 and 3 facilities
Willingness and ability to work flexible hours
Physical demands & equipment usage:
Ability and willingness to work independently
Ability to carry and lift 35 lbs.
Ability to stand for three continuous hours a day
Ability to work on computer for five continuous hours a day
Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
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