Open Recruitment Positions and Fellowships

Research Project Coordinator (Project Manager)

The Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care (BCCPC) seeks a project coordinator to manage several important team research projects, under the supervision of our Scientific Program Manager.  The Center, in collaboration with the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and departments of Surgery, GI and Radiology, has recently joined a national consortium focused on the early detection of pancreatic cancer in patients who have high risk for developing it in their future.  Our NCI-funded project takes three distinct approaches that must be integrated and cohesive, and includes a large number of involved parties.  This position will coordinate this project (and others) with active management of expectations, timelines, and deliverables through facilitation and coordination of steps.  You will also assist with outreach initiatives associated with various grants, including participating in professional conferences and community events, and evaluating current and developing new recruitment plans to focus on increasing numbers of research subjects from diverse and rural communities, via community education, increased access and data collection. 

This person will provide a high level of customer service both internally (OHSU researchers, health providers and staff) and externally (collaborators, both academic and industry, and other community members) including prompt and professional communication, along with familiarity with available information technology, flexible coverage of internal service needs and the continuous application of process improvement. Prior experience in oncology and/or translational research and with collaborative projects is preferred.

If you have strong organizational and communication skills, the ability to work with a large team under minimal supervision, and experience with multi-part/multi-phase projects, consider joining Oregon’s pancreas research headquarters on the South Waterfront to build your future in biomedical research project management.

Computational Biologist 1

The Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care (BCCPC) seeks a computational biologist who will develop and apply data-analytical and theoretical methods, mathematical modeling and computational simulation techniques to analyze data relevant to pancreatic disease, especially advanced treatment and early detection of pancreatic cancer.

The BCCPC is comprised of a collaborative group of senior scientists in the OHSU School of Medicine. This position will work closely with all BCCPC Program Leaders and staff on computational aspects of all research efforts within the Center.  They will draw upon skills in development of algorithms, mathematical modeling, and statistical evaluation to make inferences from complicated datasets, and implement scalable high-performance workflows. They will provide assistance with software development using best practices and collaborate to build, publish, and reuse open source code.  They will contribute to best practices, data analysis and interpretation, and provide documentation and user support. They will assist with mentorship of trainees and staff in this area of the science.

The ability to meet deadlines, research goals, and milestones are essential. This position will be working on a variety of projects, including corporate partnerships and NIH-funded collaborative grants, through all phases from initiation to closing, collaborating with wet lab scientists, clinicians, computer scientists and software engineers.  The work includes applied algorithmic work, data science & data visualization, statistical learning & classical ML, but also cloud computing and high-performance computing on computer clusters. This person will be actively engaged and accountable for the development of technical deliverables.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is willing to take initiative and implement systems to identify tasks and track progress.  Experience with computational structural biology, metabolic networks, and sequencing and image analysis is desirable.  An exceptional command of computational biology is required, and excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.