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, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, 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 research assistant will carry 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. The research assistant will also help with analysis of sequencing data. Responsibilities include:
Supports basic day-to-day functions of the lab, including assisting with ordering supplies
Carries out cell culture experiments with cell lines and primary human skin cells. Analyzes results using techniques listed in position summary
Helps to isolate DNA, RNA and cells from blood and biological fluid samples
Performs sequence analysis on blood and tissue-derived DNA from clinical study participants
Assists with other data analysis
Attends all laboratory research and division/department meetings
Bachelor's degree (4 yr) with major courses in biology and chemistry OR Associate's degree (2 yr) and 3 years of relevant experience
Copmetent math skills
Proficient with MS Excel
Master's degree in relevant field
At least 1 year of work experience in biomedical research lab
Knowledge of next generation sequencing data analysis
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