Oregon Health & Science University

Research Assistant 2

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Salary Range
Commensurate with experience, education and internal equity.
There will be requirements for weekend or after-hours work as individual projects and experiments necessitate
40 hrs per week typical working hours.
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The laboratory of Dr. Sarah Andres at the Pape Family Pediatric Research Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR is seeking a research assistant to help in our exciting work delineating mechanisms for human milk in promoting intestinal barrier function and maturation. We are looking for dynamic, organized, self-starters with a bachelor’s degree to help us make new discoveries. Experience in a lab setting with molecular and/or cell biology, mouse models, and/or conducting experiments are desired. An interest in biomedical research, post-graduate training, and acquiring research-related skills is desired. You can help us identify biological components of human milk that reduce inflammation in necrotizing enterocolitis. You will get training and experience with genetic mouse models, human patient samples, including novel 3D patient-derived enteroids, and cutting-edge molecular biology, extracellular vesicles, -omics approaches, and imaging techniques to answer critical questions. Our translational research bridges the divide between basic mechanistic research and patient care. In addition to basic research skills training, our team prioritizes training in career development. Come learn and discover with us!

Function/Duties of Position

The Research Assistant will preform routine laboratory procedures and maintain standard laboratory documents.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with major courses in field of research/No Experience OR an Associates degree and 3 years of relevant experience OR 4 years relevant experience OR Equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Working as part of a team
  • Working independently
  • Working in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
  • Dynamic
  • Organized
  • Self-starter
  • Willing to learn new skills
  • Flexible
  • Time management
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Curious
  • Undaunted

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Basic laboratory experience
  • Molecular biology
  • Cell culture
  • Flow cytometry
  • Bioinformatic experience
  • Extracellular vesicle biology
  • Mouse colony maintenance
  • Microscopy
  • Immunostaining 

Additional Details

Upload cover letter and resume.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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