Oregon Health & Science University

Research Assistant 2

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Oregon Hearing Research Center/Otolaryngology
Salary Range
$35,897 - $42,000 DOE
Monday - Friday
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

A position is available in the Trussell Laboratory in the Oregon Hearing Research Center.  The appointee will assist in immunohistological and electrophysiological experiments on the central auditory system of mice. Tasks will include, but are not limited to, basic mouse care, solution preparation, perfusion/fixation, tissue sectioning, immunohistological staining, confocal imaging and digital cell reconstruction.  Additional opportunities available in electrophysiology, including electrode preparation, patch-clamp and analysis. Appointee should be available for trainings in essential skills, as needed.

Function/Duties of Position

  • Preparing experimental solutions
  • All steps of immunohistological studies
  • Assisting in patch-clamp studies
  • Contributing to basic lab management and animal care
  • Training/study in essential methodologies

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a biomedical engineering or neuroscience related field OR Associate's AND 3 years of relevant experience OR 4 years of relevant experience OR Equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Must be comfortable using computers and working with animals.
  • Must have good oral and written English communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a biomedical engineering or neuroscience related field. 
  • At least one-year total of experience in a laboratory setting.
  • Experience with immunolabeling, microscopy, NIH ImageJ, some experience in electrophysiology. 

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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