Oregon Health & Science University

Student Worker

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Part-Time
Job Type
CEDAR - Knight Cancer Institute
Salary Range
$14.75 - $15.00 per hour
Flex position. Scheduled as needed.
Flex position. Scheduled as needed.
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research Center (CEDAR) is a collaborative multi-disciplinary research center dedicated to developing and translating new ways to find and cure cancer.  Faculty carry out research projects in areas such as liquid biopsies for early warning or detection or cancer, development of new technology for identification or treatment of tumors, and understanding patient risk stratification and prognosis.


Every Knight Cancer employee is expected to embody our guiding principles:

  • We act BOLDLY—Breakthroughs require pushing the boundaries of science, exploring new frontiers, and thinking differently
  • We SUPPORT each other—Respect leads to trust, which leads to excellence
  • We work as a CONNECTED team — We must leverage our collective brain power to conquer cancer because no one individual can do it alone

Function/Duties of Position

  • Under direct supervision, primarily performs basic research or lab activities similar to a Research Assistant 1 or Lab Aide*
  • This position will support all CEDAR research by maintaining CEDAR laboratories, supplies, and assisting in research activities.  Responsibilites include:
    • Collect laboratory dishes and operate diswasher and autoclave as necessary

    • Assist CEDAR Lab Operations team with the following:

      • Facility or equipment maintenance
      • Supply inventory and management
      • Cleaning shared lab spaces
  • Other tasks as deemed appropriate

Required Qualifications

  • Hight School or Undergraduate Program, minimum 6 credit hours

Additional Details

Apply online. Please be sure to upload a Cover Letter and Resume/CV.


Effective Oct. 18, 2021, all OHSU employees were required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they had an approved medical or religious exception. If you are hired by OHSU after Oct. 18, you will need to be fully vaccinated (or obtain an approved exception) prior to starting work, and need to provide proof of vaccination (or approved exception) within 10 days of starting work.


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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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