Research Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Portland, OR
  • Dec 31, 2023

Website PDX Pharmaceuticals

The candidate will be part of a pre-clinical research program to develop nanoparticle-based targeted- and immuno- therapeutics for treating cancers. (see our technology and product pipeline). The project is currently supported by funding from the National Institute of Health’s National Cancer Institute (NCI).

The candidate will work on joint research projects between PDX Pharmaceuticals and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)’s department of Biomedical Engineering. He/she will assist the team with day-to-day research and administrative operation, including nanoparticle synthesis, optimization, and characterization; batch experiments, molecular assays, cell culture, animal (mouse) handling/experiments, and literature review. The candidate will also be involved in coordinating GMP-compliant manufacturing of our lead drug candidate, IND-enabling studies, and interaction with the FDA. Although direct relevant research experience is a big plus, it is not a requirement. Candidates are however expected to learn fast, be detail-oriented, responsible, and hard-working (okay with working occasional long hours to meet deadline).

This position is appropriate for new/recent graduates who look to learn, obtain more experience for a couple of years in biomedical research in a start-up/academic environment prior to graduate schools or other research jobs. Growth within the company is also promoted, if desired. Most RAs also get co-authorship on resulted publications.

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