The Kelleher lab is part of the Division of Reproductive & Developmental Sciences at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC). The ONPRC is located 12 miles west of the OHSU main campus, and sits on 162 acres of land featuring forested areas, research and administration buildings, indoor and outdoor animal housing, a pond, and 2-mile perimeter walking path. Our mission is to improve human health and the quality of life through the support of nonhuman primate research programs that advance our knowledge of the causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of debilitating diseases.
The Senior Research Assistant will support the ongoing studies in pregnant and neonatal nonhuman primates (NHPs) and other animal models, including models of intra-uterine infection, preterm labor and perinatal brain injury. This position requires a hardworking, dedicated individual who can work independently and be responsible for the management of NHP experiments, laboratory inventory and supervision of other lab members and trainees/students. Knowledge of reproductive science, neuroscience and/or microbiological techniques is highly desirable.
The duties of this position will include, coordination and scheduling of NHP studies, working directly with pregnant and neonatal NHPs, laboratory-based experiments and other duties as required. NHP work will involve sedation and monitoring, observations, sample collection, behavioral testing and tissue collection at necropsies. In addition, this role includes research support and management of the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery as it relates to current and new animal experiments/models. A dedication to high-levels of animal care and welfare is required.
Laboratory work will include experimental setup and analysis of biological samples by microbiological culture techniques, bacterial inoculation, dilution, standardization, PCR and identification of bacterial growth in culture, in addition to molecular and immunohistochemical analyses and routine laboratory duties such as ordering, solution preparation, data entry/reporting, statistical analysis and troubleshooting/problem-solving in order to complete experimental aims.
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