The primary responsibility of this position will be to operate flow cytometers, collecting sample data in support of ongoing Picker Lab pathogenesis, therapy and vaccine studies. This supervised responsibility includes working with other cytometer operators in a team, maintaining the equipment, preparing calibration samples, preparing compensation samples, and QC-evaluating data. A possible secondary responsibility will be cross-training on sample collection procedures, which would involve handling pathogen-containing samples, and working at a biosafety containment hood. This full-time shift will typically begin at 3:00PM, but the person hired may be assigned to a different shift, as needed.
Daily operation of flow cytometers, including sample collection, cleaning, calibration, compensation sample preparation, and trouble-shooting.
Some cross-training in fresh processing of study samples (blood, lung wash, solid tissues from pathogen-containing monkeys); also freezing and thawing of quantified samples.
Bachelors degree or allied health professional or equivalent prior experience. Four years relevant work experience may substitute for Bachelor's degree.
Basic computer skills.
Science or medical-related college degree.
Experience preferred, but not required.
Laboratory experience, especially in blood processing;
Must be comfortable using computers.
*Please note that this position is at OHSU's West Campus (Beaverton).
Submit a resume, cover letter, and at least three references to be considered for this position.
Working conditions: 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; Ability and willingness to work independently.
Physicaldemands & equipment usage: Ability to carry and lift 35 lbs; ability to stand for 3 continuous hours a day; ability to work on computer for 5 continuous hours a day.
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