Oregon Health & Science University

Research Associate

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Casey Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology
Salary Range
$41,812-$88,334/year, depending on experience
Monday through Friday
Hours to be determined by manager
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The duties of this position will be to conduct molecular biological, biochemical and cellular biological studies into the regulation of aqueous humor outflow in normal and glaucomatous eyes in fulfilment of aim detailed in our several NEI glaucoma grants. This involves cell and extracellular matrix interactions, modulation of the aqueous humor outflow resistance and stem cell studies to restore outflow regulation in glaucomatous eyes. The appointee will help design and conduct studies focused directly on addressing the specific questions posed in these grants. In addition, the appointee will keep detailed records of all experiental protocols and data generated; assist in preparation of manuscripts and presentations and miscellaneous laboratory tasks.

Function/Duties of Position

Conduct molecular and cellular biological and biochemical investigations into the regulatory aspects of glaucoma as relates to aqueous humor outflow and intraocular pressure. Studies will be directed at addressing the specific aims of our several current NIH/NEI research grants. This will include assisting with experimental design and conducting studies to address the specific questions posed in these grants. The appointee will also assist in preparation of manuscripts and presentations; maintenance of detailed and complete protocol and data records and miscellaneous laboratory tasks. Compliance expectation:  Performs requirements for Staff Members as outlined in Compliance Roles and Responsibilities in OHSU Hospitals and Clinics.  Carry out job responsibilities in an ethical, effective, and professional manner.  Report potential compliance problems using the reporting processes as outlines in the Code of Conduct.  Model ethical and appropriate behavior, professional standards, compliance, and personal integrity.  Understand and comply with the Code of Conduct, OHSU and departmental policies and procedures, applicable rules, regulations, etc.  Documents in medical record all patient care services delivered in support of third party bills.  Processes billings for hospital and clinic charges in accordance with HCFA, Medicaid, Champus and all commercial and managed care carriers.  Assures departmental compliance with all applicable third-party payer regulations and contracts.  Adheres to all Casey Eye Institute Service Excellence standards and expectations and attends all related mandatory training programs.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree with major courses in relevant field and 3 years of relevant experience. OR

Bachelors degree with major courses in field of research (or RN or allied health professional) and 5 years of relevant experience.

Knowledge of molecular biology, biocemistry, cell biology, cell culture, confocal microscopy and stem cell culture. Familiarity with MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills. Strong organizational skills. Ability to problem-solve. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.  Good time management skills and attention to detail. Ability to meet deadlines willingness to serve as a positive and professional role model.  Must have demonstrated record of reliable attendance, punctuality and proven successful performance in past and present.

Preferred Qualifications

PhD in relevant field

5+ years of relevant experience

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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