Providence Health & Services Bio Development Research Scientist in Portland, Oregon


An exceptional and highly motivated individual is sought to join the Laboratory of Tumor Microenvironment as a Junior Scientist (non-faculty position) at the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute (EACRI) at the Providence Cancer Center. The laboratory’s long-term goal is to evaluate factors within the tumor microenvironment that limit the efficacy of both conventional cytotoxic therapy as well as immunotherapy with a focus on translation to the clinic for the treatment of patients with cancer. Current projects include investigating how cancer associated fibroblasts limit immune mediated clearance of the tumor follow radiation, and the mechanism by which TGFb signaling limits the efficacy of chemotherapy and radiation.

Primary responsibilities for this position include designing and conducting experiments associated with pre-clinical models and current clinical studies, analyzing and presenting results, and the ability to maintain a significant presence in the laboratory including supervising technical staff.

Providence is calling a Bio Development Research Scientist to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR.

In this position, you will:

  • Be responsible for performing biomedical experiments for projects of limited scope or portions of larger research projects in pursuit of overall research goal or objective of the research laboratory.

  • Perform all duties in a manner which promotes team concept and reflects the Sisters of Providence mission and philosophy.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Ph.D. in pathology with emphasis in developmental biology

  • 5years training in developmental biology and TGFb signaling pathways

  • Expertise in immunohistology; pericyte biology, lymphangiogenesis andendothelial-to-mesenchymal transition

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

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"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

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Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 76,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 475 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Research

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 143917