Location: Portland, Oregon
The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is a pioneer in personalized cancer treatment and research, led by Dr. Brian Druker, whose development of Gleevec transformed Chronic Myeloid Leukemia from a fatal disease to a manageable one and proved that targeted therapies can work. The institute focuses on precision oncology, the early detection, prevention, and treatment of cancer, and creating a welcoming and supportive environment for its caregivers, researchers, and support personnel. Knight affiliates subscribe to three guiding principles: we are bold, we are supportive, and we work as a connected team in our fight to end cancer as we know it. We?d love for you to join us!
Every Knight Cancer employee is expected to embody our guiding principles:
- We act BOLDLY--Breakthroughs require pushing the boundaries of science, exploring new frontiers, and thinking differently
- We SUPPORT each other--Respect leads to trust, which leads to excellence
- We work as a CONNECTED team -- We must leverage our collective brain power to conquer cancer because no one individual can do it alone
Function/Duties of Position
The position is for a post-doctoral researcher to work on a NIH funded R21 study under the direction of Principal Investigator, Dr. Kerri Winters-Stone. Dr. Winters-Stone's laboratory is focused on improving the health and well-being of cancer survivors, with a particular emphasis on exercise rehabilitation. The lab uses both observational and interventional approaches to identify cancer treatment related toxicities, with a focus on musculoskeletal health, that drives development and testing of prescriptive exercise programs to improve long term outcomes, such as fall avoidance and survival. We are a busy, high-energy, fast-paced team that is doing research to improve people's lives and change healthcare, thus, we seek a candidate with similar passions, drive, and work ethic.
Functions/Duties of the position: This postdoctoral researcher will assist the PI with a new NIH grant to build capacity that will fill critical research and practice gaps in cancer, exercise and aging. They will specifically help oversee and manage the R21 study activities that will culminate in publication of new exercise guidelines for older cancer survivors. They will help assist with and run a patient advisory group, under the direction of the Knight Community Outreach and Engagement program; will help run a Delphi study under Dr. Winters-Stone and advisement of the expert working group; conduct a systematic review of literature to inform the guideline development process, and, along with PI Winters-Stone and the investigative team, co-facilitate an expert working group. The postdoctoral researcher will first author the systematic review and will be a co-author on the consensus guidelines. They might also assist with other projects that focus on cancer and aging. We are looking for an individual with substantial clinical research experience, academic training in health sciences including, but not limited to the following areas: exercise oncology, cancer survivorship, gerontology, and/or rehabilitation science, and demonstrated ability to produce scientific papers and presentations. This is an excellent opportunity to gain research experience and build a CV for a competitive academic position. The PI will provide mentorship in development of independent grant submissions.
- PhD in health sciences or related field
- 1 to 3 years of relevant clinical research experience
- Prior experience in human research studies (including recruitment), data management and analysis, and writing IRB applications, and using MS Word, Excel, SPSS, Endnote
- Ability to work with PI and lab manager and other project directors to independently carry out research and related work
- Ability to communicate clearly, demonstrate a high level of professionalism and interact well with collaborators, participants, medical staff
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English language
- 3+ years research experience + project management experience. Demonstrated academic writing and presentation experience
- Experience overseeing clinical research (e.g,. exercise or nutrition) and/or working with clinical populations, older adults and/or cancer survivors, writing grant progress reports and grant proposals is highly desired.
- Skills related to meeting organization, literature reviews, manuscript preparation
Apply online. Please include a cover letter and names and contact information for 3 professional references.
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