Oregon Health & Science University

Research Associate

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Knight Cardiovascular Institute
Salary Range
$46,508 - $69,820; commensurate qualifications, experience, and internal equity
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Carbone Lab is searching for a Research Associate that will contribute to an exciting and dynamic research program with a focus on genomics and epigenetics and a service core that supports Epigenetics research at and outside of OHSU. This position is ideal for an individual with expertise in genomics and epigenetics bench techniques and some experience in lab management.

Function/Duties of Position

The Research Associate will work side-by-side with the Principal Investigator/core Director (Dr. Lucia Carbone) and Staff Scientist/Associate Director (Dr. Mariam Okhovat) to meet the wet lab needs of the research lab and core clients. They will establish a robust link of communication with the data analysts in the lab and ensure timely progress of research projects. The main responsibilities will be, among others, help generate high-quality data (e.g. ChIP-seq, Hi-C, Whole genome bisulfite sequencing, RNA-seq), developing new protocols, and participation in paper and grant writing. Other responsibilities include:


  • The day-to-day supervision of junior Research Assistants in the laboratory
  • Staying up to date on genomic and epigenetic technologies and direct the implementation of new protocols and procedures, as needed
  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the wet-lab, as well as managing the overall project progress in the service core
  • Placing and organizing orders, supervising the wet lab core personnel, troubleshooting issues as they occur, communicating with potential clients to assess project feasibility and sample requirements, establish and optimize new protocols if needed, and carry out experiments for complex and sensitive projects/samples

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology or a related field and 5 years experience in molecular biology and wet lab experience; OR Master's degree in relevant field and 3 years experience in molecular biology and wet lab experience
  • Previous experience with next generation sequencing applications
  • Proficient in basic and advanced molecular biology techniques (e.g. PCR, cloning, ChIP, etc.), cell culture, and handling chromatin
  • Proficient in Microsoft office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree or PhD
  • Pervious lab management exprerience
  • Strong record of research presentation
  • Experience with advanced high-throughput assays (i.e. RRBS, ChIP-seq and HiC)

Additional Details

Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter and resume or CV.

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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