Oregon Health & Science University

Supervisor, Clinical Medicine Unit

Job Locations US-OR-Beaverton
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Unclassified Administrative
Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC)
Salary Range
$57,969 - $72,401, Commensurate with qualifications, experience and internal equity
TBD; includes weekends on-call rotation and may be called upon to assist during emergencies
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Oregon National Primate Research Center (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.

Function/Duties of Position

The primary responsibilities of this position is to manage and coordinate the manual and technical tasks directly related to the clinical care of non-human primates, and to provide direct oversight as well as individual and group clinical and technical training for Certified Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Research Health Technicians within the Clinical Medicine Unit. This position will directly carry out clinical care on a routine basis within BSL 2, BSL2+, and BSL3. This position directly reports to the departmental Manager, but additionally works closely with departmental veterinarians and the Unit Head to determine unit and individual priorities and requirements. This position requires high level English communication and writing skills, as well as the ability to conduct business in a professional manner. This position requires communication with research staff and leadership staff at all levels. The position requires solid knowledge of the laws and regulations that apply to USDA regulated laboratory animals, and the ability to understand, carry out, train for, and assist with the review and revision of a large number of SOPs, formal guidelines and policies. The supervisor position requires the ability to understand and ensure the accurate conduct of tasks performed by CMU staff for NHP research protocols. Performance of clinical veterinary support and/or animal care activities and communication responsibilities may be required on weekends, and/or during non-regular working hours.

Required Qualifications

  • AAS from an accredited AVMA Veterinary Technician Program

  • 5 years of experience in a research or veterinary environment

  • Minimum 2 years of supervisory or lead experience

  • Solid knowledge of the laws and regulations that apply to USDA regulated laboratory animals

  • Must be able to perform clinical work safely in a BSL 2+ and BSL3 environment

  • Ability to understand, carry out, train for, and assist with the review and revision of a large number of SOPs, formal guidelines and policies

  • Ability to effectively work both independently and in a team environment

  • Effective organizational abilities, oral communication skills, and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to operate and communicate effectively while meeting multiple deadlines and completing projects simultaneously

  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple tasks

  • Ability to be a "self starter" who identifies, resolves and reports on issues in a timely and effective manner

  • Ability to write and effectively present materials, including presentations and status-reporting

  • Ability to lead effective meetings that are tailored to the participants

  • Ability to create simple to complex project plans, timelines and work breakdown structures using various computer software formats

  • State certification through the veterinary medical examining board as a veterinary technician

  • Valid Driver's License and the ability to drive ONPRC vehicles on and off campus

  • Certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science at the LATG level or the ability to obtain this certification within 24 months

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs and stand for long periods

  • Good eyesight and normal color vision are required

  • Work may involve exposure to zoonotic agents through injury, by direct contact with animals or their tissues and body fluids, or by contact with equipment contaminated by animals or their tissues and body fluids

  • Work may involve exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals and hazardous biological substances

  • Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS/BA Degree in related field

  • Experience with non-human primates

  • Certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science at the CMAR level

Additional Details

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

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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