Oregon Health & Science University

Research Field Technician 2

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Salary Range
$17.32 - $25.98
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Function/Duties of Position

This position is for a technical research assistant in the Oregon Center for Aging & Technology (ORCATECH) at OHSU as part of a team of researchers and technical staff who work together to create tools and systems for assessing changes in memory and motor function in the elderly, using unobtrusive in-home sensor systems. This person will maintain the equipment for the ORCATECH studies including: setup and configuration of systems for studies; maintaining and troubleshooting issues in existing in-home systems in ORCATECH participant homes, assisting with tests of new equipment. This person may also help to explain and consent elders into research projects.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's in relevant field OR Associate's in relevant field AND 1 year of relevant experience OR 2 years of relevant experience OR equivalent combination of training and experience 
  • Strong computer skills (including Microsoft OS and productivity software)
  • Critical thinking skills and the ability to learn and integrate new information quickly
  • Ability to speak and communicate clearly
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism
  • Ability to interact patiently and respectfully with elderly volunteers
  • High level of responsibility and ability to work independently
  • Ability to prioritize work demands and manage time appropriately
  • Organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Ability to travel in vehicle to participant homes within the Portland Metro area
  • Ability to carry and lift up to 40 pounds

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with elder populations
  • Technology support experience
  • Research experience; familiarity with research methods
  • Some programming skills (can be from a class or personal life)

Additional Details

The office is located on the OHSU main campus, although some work can be done remotely.  You must have the ability to travel to participant homes within the Portland metro area.  Please upload a resume and cover letter with your application.

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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