OHSU Dermatology is located in the Center for Health & Healing on the South Waterfront in Portland, Oregon. The Department of Dermatology is dedicated to providing our patients the best and most innovative dermatologic care for the broad range of skin, hair, nail, and mucous membrane disorders.
The OHSU Dermatology Research Division merges basic, clinical and translational research in epithelial cell cancers and dermatologic diseases. Our basic and clinician-scientists are committed to innovative research on cancer and inflammation of skin with an impact on understanding causes and improving future treatment of muco-cutaneous diseases and providing more effective patient care.
The person who fills this position will work with Rajan Kulkarni, M.D., Ph.D., to investigate methods for early detection of melanoma and other cancers and their recurrence with the goal of enabling translational studies. Research projects include studies of methods for identifying melanoma signatures in the blood and collaboration with other groups performing similar projects. The ability to independently design and implement experiments, to take primary responsibility for a mouse colony, and to contribute to the management of laboratory operations will be expected of this person.
The Senior Research Assistant will design and implement projects, carrying out advanced protocols, including cell culture, basic molecular biology (DNA, RNA and protein extraction from blood, tissue and saliva, sequencing, design and validation of sequencing and qPCR primers, simple cloning), protein analysis by Western blot, and flow cytometry; will analyze sequencing data; and will contribute to manuscripts, grant applications, and protocols. The Senior Research Assistant will manage the Kulkarni Labs mouse colony and design syngeneic mouse models of cutaneous melanoma experiments.
Bachelors Degree (4 yr) with major courses in Biology and Chemistry
13 years of relevant experience including experimental mouse/rodent handling experience
Competent math skills
Experience with MS Excel
Masters degree in relevant field
Knowledge of next generation sequencing data analysis
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