Oregon Health & Science University

Research Assistant 2

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
SM. Molecular & Medical Genetics
Salary Range
$35,896 - $44,992 Commensurate with qualifications, experience and internal equity
Monday - Friday, some weekends
Variable, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Molecular & Medical Genetics (MMG) department encompasses numerous research faculty, clinicians, fellows, and students with diverse research interests surrounding molecular and medical genetics approaches to understanding the basis and treatment of human disease. The research includes cancer genetics, molecular genetics, gene therapy technologies, molecular diagnostics, developmental genetics, medical genetics cytogenetics, quantitative trait genetics, biochemical genetics, cell biology and biochemistry.

Function/Duties of Position

The Molecular & Medical Genetics department is in search of a Research Assistant level 2. The successful candidate in this position will gain excellent training for career development, experience in conducting research at a high level, and develop scientific thinking skills. This group studies the influence of the oncogene MYC in cancer, focusing on lymphoma and pancreatic cancers. This position requires experience that includes molecular and cellular biology techniques, organizational and data processing skills, as well as a high motivation level. Experience with mouse models is a plus. This role will involve facilitating on-going research projects and some independent research.

This position will primarily be on campus, conducting computer and wet lab bench work. Work will include extended periods of time at a desk, and standing at a lab bench with repetitive hand and arm movement (pipetting).

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's in relevant field; OR
  • Associate's AND 3 years of relevant experience; OR
  • 4 years of relevant experience; OR
  • Equivalent combination of training and experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with molecular and cell biology techniques (QPCR, Western blotting, Immunofluorescence, cell culture)
  • Knowledge of tissue culture, molecular techniques, record keeping, analysis and summaries of research conducted.

Additional Details

OHSU offers a generous benefits package that includes:

  • Vacation - up to 208 hours per year pending length of service for full-time employees
  • Sick Leave - 64 hours per year for full-time employees
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Comprehensive medical, dental & vision care plans. Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents
  • $25K of term life insurance provided at no cost to the employee
  • Retirement: Choose between pension plan or employee matching voluntary savings plan
  • Substantial Tri-met and C-Tran discounts
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • OHSU is a non-profit organization, so we qualify for the Public Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Innovative Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Discounts


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.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed