The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH) is aligned with the American Public Health Association in declaring racism a public health crisis, and our School is committed to becoming an antiracist SPH. We are working to center social justice in our internal and external work as a school and are committed to addressing structural and institutional racism, and to holding ourselves accountable to this work.
This Research Assistant will conduct research in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Tratnyek, in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Some of the Assistant’s work will be co-supervised by Prof. Rick Johnson, also of the SPH.
The position will involve a variety of laboratory-based activities related to studies of contaminant fate and remediation in environmental media (especially, groundwater). The activities will include preparation and operation of reactors (batch or columns containing aquifer sediment), sampling of the column pore water and analysis by gas or liquid chromatography, and data analysis including kinetic modeling. Specialized activities may include LabView programming for automation of instrument operation, geochemical modeling of reactor solution chemistry, etc. Additional responsibilities will include maintenance and operation of anaerobic glove boxes, updating laboratory supplies and their inventories, using and developing standard operating procedures, and maintaining laboratory safety protocols. These responsibilities are not all-inclusive and additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.
Work schedule will be set by the supervising faculty. Hours outside the standard work week may be necessary occasionally depending on the needs of the research.