Oregon Health & Science University

Research Associate

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Department of Pediatrics
Salary Range
Commensurate with experience, education and internal equity.
May work nights and weekends.
Full-time; 40 hrs per week
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Function/Duties of Position

We are a new lab at OHSU in the Department of Pediatrics. We use 2 model systems, zebrafish and planarians, to study adult stem cell biology, brain cancer stem cells, and neural regeneration. All of these topics are unified by the field of developmental biology and we use common molecular biology techniques and genetics to study these processes.


We are looking for a Research Associate who has experience with using model organisms to study molecular biological questions (preferably with zebrafish experience). In addition to the technical aspects of the job and a keen eye for details, this position will be integral to establishing the lab culture and work ethic going forward. Although daunting, the position allows for large amounts of flexibility in terms of time and project management, as well as building a lab from the ground up.


Please apply if any of this appeals to you and check out our previous research:  https://lab.research.sickkids.ca/pearson/

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree with major courses in field of research and 3 years of relevant experience with molecular biology using model organisms OR Bachelor's degree with major courses in field of research and 5 years of relevant experience with molecular biology using model organisms.
  • Experience using model organisms to study cell and developmental biology. 
  • Experience with common molecule staining and cloning techniques is essential.
  • MS Excel, MS Word, and common software.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree cell biology, molecular biology, or genetics.
  • Zebrafish and related husbandry.
  • Ability to use R to manipulate next generation genomic data.
  • Familiarity with Linux.

Additional Details

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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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