Oregon Health & Science University

Research Assistant 2

Job Locations US-OR-Beaverton
Requisition ID
2022-20397
Position Category
Research
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Research
Department
Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute
Salary Range
$35,897 - $54,088 Commensurate with qualifications, experience and internal equity
FTE
1.00
Schedule
Schedule Varies
Hours
Hours Vary
HR Mission
Research
Drug Testable
Yes

Department Overview

The Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute (VGTI) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) has assembled a multidisciplinary team of scientists to respond to serious viral disease threats, including AIDS, chronic viral infection-associated diseases, newly emerging viral diseases and infectious diseases of the elderly. Our programs are intended to span the continuum between basic and clinical science, in which discoveries are rapidly advanced from the level of molecular and cellular biology through animal models and ultimately into clinical testing. The development of this unique program in immunology and virology provides an important training opportunity for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at OHSU. This is why an important part of our mission is the training of young scientists in newer academic disciplines emerging at the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute.

Function/Duties of Position

This position is to perform work as part of a team in support of ongoing viral pathogenesis, vaccine development and testing, using the humanized mouse model.  This position receives close supervision, performs standardized, routine procedures, and collects, abstracts, enters, analyzes data, and prepares work reports.  Some innovation and problem solving.  Assists in the conduct of one or more phases of a research project.  

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors in any field OR
  • Associates AND 2 years relevant experience OR 
  • 3 years relevant experience OR 
  • Equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Laboratory experience and/or animal handling experience.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Willingness to work with pathogens potentially dangerous to humans
  • Willingness to work in Biosafety Level 2 and 3 facilities
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours
  • Ability and willingness to work independently
  • Ability to carry and lift 35 lbs.
  • Ability to stand for three continuous hours a day
  • Ability to work on computer for five continuous hours a day
  • Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

Education: Bachelor in biological science 

 

Experience: 2 years relevant experience; Knowledge of how to handle pathogens, rodent handling experience

 

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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