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Postdoctoral Position Available 


A position is available for a highly motivated individual with cellular and molecular immunology experience to work on the development of cytomegalovirus-based vaccines. This job will be part of a multi-team effort to generate recombinant, attenuated cytomegalovirus vectors for SIV/HIV vaccine trials in animals and humans. This individual must be a team player and have demonstrated ability to perform within time constraints and reach defined milestones.

Experience in the following techniques is desirable: Molecular cloning, cell culture including DNA transfections and retroviral transductions, DNA and protein analyses, bacterial artificial chromosome-based cloning technology and general virological techniques.

Individuals should have an MD or PhD and a thorough knowledge of molecular biology, cell culture and virology. Dependent upon experience, salary will range between $38,495 - $54,180.

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Job Posting ID: IRC45645
Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute
Grants & Contracts Coordinator

  1. FTE; Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm; Salary range $21.85-29.27 per hour DOE

Please note that this position is located in Beaverton, OR.

Duties of Position
The Grants/Contracts Coordinator applies for and monitors grant funds for OHSU programs and projects and/or enters and administers contracts with other governmental agencies or the public for the provision of services. The major purposes of this position are to independently and under the guidance of the Manager of Grants & Contracts, the Director and Administrative Director of the Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute: 1) oversee electronic and paper submissions of VGTI grants and contracts to NIH and other agencies and industry sponsors; 2) create budgets on these projects; 3) submit electronic progress reports to NIH Commons or appropriate funding agencies; and 4) coordinate and oversee compliance activities.

Key Responsibilties

  1. Prepare and oversee electronic and paper submissions of grants and contracts to government and industry sponsors, with particular emphasis on NIH contracts and industry-sponsored funding opportunities. Review both scientific and administrative portions of proposals for accuracy, completeness and adherence to application guidelines. Independently prepare pre-award grant budgets of varying scope, size and complexity, ensuring reasonableness and allowability of items. Monitor progress report deadlines and coordinate timely preparation and submission. Independently prioritize multiple tasks and projects with varying deadlines.
  2. Provide administrative support as front desk backup coverage as needed. Duties included signing in visitors, scheduling room reservations, timekeeping, etc.
  3. Track and manage compliance with OHSU and federal policies.


  1. Two years of grant/contract coordination experience with responsibility for obtaining and monitoring the use of grant funds and/or negotiating and administering public or private service contracts, AND A bachelor's degree in Business Administration with major courses in Accounting, Finance, or a related field; OR Three additional years of the above experience may substitute for the degree requirement.
  2. Proven proficiency in submission and maintenance of research grants and contracts in academic setting; proven proficiency in creating budgets for research grants and contracts.
  3. Proficiency with multiple software applications (e.g., Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat).
  4. The ability to work independently and communicate effectively with scientists and lay personnel at granting institutions is essential.
  5. Extensive experience with NIH SF424 forms is required.
  6. Must maintain confidentiality of budget and research.


  1. A highly qualified candidate would have 5+ years of experience with NIH contracts and grants and 2+ years of experience with industry-sponsored grant and contract opportunities.
  2. Additional experience in creating complex budgets upwards of $40M, both in laboratory and animal research, is preferred.
  3. Prefer experience with InfoEd, Oracle and Discoverer applications.
  4. Additionally, experience with multiple grant submission web sites and forms [e.g., Department of Defense, Gates Foundation, amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research), American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Cancer Research Institute, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Burroughs Wellcome Fund] is highly beneficial.
  5. Certified Research Administrator or similar certification in research administration preferred.

Additional Details
OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities can request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148.

How to Apply

Apply here online. Be sure to upload a resume, cover letter, and at least three references.