The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, known as one of the pioneers in personalized cancer medicine, is an international leader in research and cancer treatment. Driven by its mission to end cancer as we know it, the institute is building upon its expertise in precision oncology to advance and develop innovative treatments to end cancer as we know it. Moreover, the institute focuses on patients as people who require individualized approaches to optimize treatment-related toxicity, quality of life, and dignity. The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute's Phase 1 Clinical Research Program is dedicated to identifying, validating, and expanding the number of pharmaceutical interventions for patients with cancer.
Function/Duties of Position
An exciting opportunity has been created for an experienced researcher to join the Medical Oncology Research Team as a Staff Scientist focusing on the intersection of Medical Oncology, Drug Discovery and Development. The individual will work alongside Phase I clinical research medical oncology faculty and staff as well as the Center for Experimental Therapeutics, KCI, to develop translational scientific project initiatives, write and edit grant and clinical trial/protocol applications, manuscripts and other written material to communicate effectively about the ongoing research to professional and lay audiences. The candidate will work closely with PIs, the lab and clinical leadership team to support excellence in scientific communication and to help provide training to lab members and trainees on written scientific communication.
The successful candidate will work with the PIs, research staff and/or grant managers on diverse writing projects. In bringing these projects to fruition, responsibilities of the successful candidate will include reading background information, federal, industry, and foundation sponsor guidelines, request for proposal (RFP) language and internal or external policies/procedures for a specific writing assignment. In this capacity the writer will need to meet with faculty and research staff, conduct follow-up conversations, and be self-motivated to do any other necessary information gathering to develop a final product.
Scientist must have deep expertise in the practice of science and team science. This individual will be expected to participate in group meetings and pro-actively work with members of the clinical research team and lab team to maintain an understanding of our science. Scientist will play a key role in effectively communicating the work of the programs and serve as a link between dedicated researchers and donors/granting agencies. The successful candidate should be able to take complex information and communicate it clearly, concisely, and accurately to explain key concepts to sponsors and the public, thereby helping the program to articulate the challenges in basic, translational and clinical research that the work addresses. In collaboration with the PIs, and the Content and Creative Services team within the OHSU, the science writer/editor will also work to promote broader awareness of the Phase I program and Center's mission via updates and messaging to internal and external audiences using established communication channels such as OHSU news formats or social media channels.
Achieving this position requires that the candidate has demonstrated a substantial level of scholarly activity, including peer-reviewed publications, grant funding, patent awards, and/or other translational research activities. A strong record of collaborative research is a position requirement as well as individual contribution. Scientists should have the potential to both lead and participate on team projects in the field of drug development.
This classification falls within the OHSU Scientist series under Staff Scientist. This position will be actively engaged in the development of grant/funding proposals, clinical trial protocols, and technical reports, in conjunction with the Phase I Clinical Research Program and CET.
Education and experience:
Doctoral degree in relevant field and 5 years of relevant post-doctoral work experience. Prior grant writing experience.
Experience writing or editing manuscripts and NIH-style grant applications.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Proficient with computers specifically MS Office (which includes, Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint) and statistical analysis software.
Technical proficiency, scientific creativity collaborative ability, and independent thinker
Proven ability to work collaboratively with a high performing work group
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks at one time
Must have excellent communication, analytical, and organizational skills: both written and verbal.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team while being collaborative in resolving problems.
Demonstrated ability to learn new and innovative processes quickly.
Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships.
Demonstrated ability to build productive cross functional collaborations both internally and externally.
Ability to analyze short- and long-term project needs.
Ability to schedule, manage, and coordinate multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
Two or more years in a research position, including at least one year of supervisory and/or project management experience.
Expertise in clinical trial research
Background in cancer biology
Prior experience in drug development research
Prior translational research experience
Knowledge of clinical research regulatory processes
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