Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research (CEDAR) center is a collaborative institution within the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. The Knight Cancer Institute, known as one of the pioneers in personalized cancer medicine, is an international leader in research and cancer treatment. At CEDAR our mission is to detect and stop lethal cancers at the earliest stage because early detection saves lives. This is an ambitious goal, one that requires diversity of perspectives, novelty, creativity, and innovation. We are composed of biologists, chemists, biomedical engineers, computationalists, and clinicians conducting groundbreaking translational cancer research. Our aims are to help people maintain a high quality of life and reduce cancer mortality, to create a global early detection community, and to have a positive impact on the Oregon economy.
Every Knight Cancer employee is expected to embody our guiding principles:
We act BOLDLYBreakthroughs require pushing the boundaries of science, exploring new frontiers, and thinking differently
We SUPPORT each otherRespect leads to trust, which leads to excellence
We work as a CONNECTED teamWe must leverage our collective brain power to conquer cancer because no one individual can do it alone
Our Commitment to Diversity: CEDAR is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. We are dedicated to promoting inclusion and multiculturalism by having outstanding researchers of diverse backgrounds work together on multiple projects. We encourage high-risk, high-reward research projects because defeating cancer requires out-of-the-box thinking and new perspectives. Our research is milestone driven to ensure that each project is fulfilling its stated goals.
Distinguished Scientistshave a distinguished record of scientific and technical accomplishments in the form of outstanding track records of publications and grant funding or patents and industry experience. They are international leaders in their basic science, engineering, or computational field, with exceptional leadership experience and demonstrated success in leading, managing and participating in large collaborative projects or programs. They are leaders in developing strategic relationships and partnerships with key constituents.
As a Distinguished scientists in CEDAR you will focus on the mentorship of CEDAR researchers and project teams. You will leverage your deep scientific knowledge, expertise, and experience, as well as your success in forming teams, to support CEDARs team-based research. You will cultivate collaboration and serve as a guide for CEDAR teams as they work together to solve cancers toughest problems. You will collaborate with other leaders in CEDAR to inform and guide CEDARs scientific directions and focus areas.
Provide scientific, career, and team science-based mentorship and guidance to CEDAR researchers at all levels including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, RAs, scientists, and faculty
Collaborate to identify critical, mission-focused scientific problems, design of overall approaches to address it, and identification, acquisition and management of resources to perform investigations
Serve as a standing member of the CEDAR Review Committee, which scores and decides on funding for internal research proposals
Develop, foster and maintain relationships with partners in academia and/or in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries
Contribute to and build CEDARs culture of team science, including demonstrating CEDARs guiding principles
Doctoral degree in a relevant field and >10 years of relevant post-doctoral work experience (e.g., basic sciences, engineering, computation)
Outstanding track record of mentorship
Exceptional ability to build productive cross functional collaborations both internally and externally
Excellent communication, analytical, and organizational skills
Outstanding record of publications, and/or patents, and/or partnerships, and/or translational outputs
Exceptional technical proficiency, scientific creativity, innovation and collaborative ability
Five or more years in a research position, including at least 4 years of supervisory and project management experience
12 years or more of relevant work experience
Expertise in early cancer detection Expertise in one of CEDARs focus areas: early detection technology, risk stratification, population health and prevention, prognosis assessment, early therapeutics
Diversity Statement. The statement should describe your commitment and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion you have made in your career and/or will make toward greater diversity and antiracism through your work at CEDAR. For more information see here. Length of the statement is 2 paragraphs and up to 1 page.
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