Oregon Health & Science University

Research Associate

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
SM. Behavioral Neuroscience
Salary Range
$46,633 - $69,929 (Commensurate with qualifications)
Monday - Friday, some weekends may be necessary
Variable, 8am - 5pm
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Function/Duties of Position

Responsible for independent implementation of experiments involving rodent models of psychiatric disorders that include surgical, viral, and behavioral manipulations. Duties include: 


  • Manage all aspects of an electrophysiology behavioral neuroscience laboratory including supervising all orders, preparation of regulatory protocol and research reports, training and supervising of students
  • Independent implementation of experiments involving rodent models of psychiatric disorders that include surgical, viral, and behavioral manipulations
  • Independent responsibility for research studies such as choice of antibody for a given paradigm
  • Monitor expenditure related to federal grant research supply budget

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant field and 5 years of relevant experience; OR Master's Degree in relevant field and 3 years of relevant experience

  • Experience in performing rodent neuroscience behavior, surgical and histology methodologies with a clear demonstration that experiments can be carried out independently

  • Experience with data collection, analysis and data illustration

  • Demonstrated ability to supervise students and Research Assistants in a laboratory setting

  • Experience with preparing and implanting animal research related regulatory protocols

  • Knowledge of complex laboratory methods such as operation of skinner boxes and surgical methods

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain supply levels for a multiple procedures in a relatively large laboratory

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience ordering laboratory supplies

  • Familiarly with OHSU regulatory and fiscal systems

  • Experience in dealing with different vendors, suppliers, customers in different contexts

Additional Details

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


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