Oregon Health & Science University

Community Research Associate

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Salary Range
Commensurate with experience, education and internal equity. Minimum salary: $ 47,903
Depending on state of pandemic, may include hybrid work with some days in-person and some days at home. Currently staff are in the office 66% of the time, but this may increase depending on state of pandemic. Will require some travel around Oregon given the various locations of the projects.
Typical Monday thru Friday.
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Function/Duties of Position

The Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership (OPIP) supports a meaningful, long-term collaboration of stakeholders invested in child health care quality, with the common purpose of improving the health of the children and youth of Oregon. OPIP staff and projects are focusing on building health and improving outcomes for children and youth by: 1) Collaborating in quality measurement and improvement activities; 2) Supporting evidence-guided quality activities; 3) Incorporating the patient and family voice into quality efforts; and 4) Informing policies that support optimal health and development. (www.oregon-pip.org)


OPIP is a soft funded program that receives funding through grants and contracts that support projects and consultation that aim to improve the health of children in Oregon. OPIP is currently leading a number of projects that support implementation of novel and transformative quality efforts focused on addressing: children’s social determinants of health, care for children with physical and behavioral health needs, and building health and resilience in young children with developmental, behavioral and social delays.


This position is responsible for providing research associate-level support to the projects implementing quality improvement efforts using a population-based approach and engaging various sectors including, but not limited to Coordinated Care Organizations, primary care providers, community-based providers, and early learning providers. This work is also informed by parent advisors and parent advocacy groups. The position will have a strong emphasis on data used to guide and inform improvement work, evaluate research project impact, and illuminate the impact of the work qualitatively and quantitatively.    

Required Qualifications

  • Master's in relevant field AND 2 years of relevant experience OR Bachelor's in relevant field AND 4 years of relevant experience.
  • Passion and commitment to improving the health of children in Oregon.
  • Quick ability to assimilate fast paced information.
  • Flexibility in work tasks that arise each week.
  • Ability to write and communicate effectively.
  • Excellent management, interpersonal and administrative skills for assisting in the day-to-day operation of complex and multiple projects. 
  • Excellent organization and prioritization skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with primary care practices on collecting data within their clinical settings.
  • Experience with office report tools that assess a practices system and processes (e.g. Patient Centered Primary Care Home Standards).
  • Experience with health care claims data specific to early childhood services.
  • Experience with health care claims data specific to early childhood services.
  • Knowledge and experience with Smartsheets or other project management software.

Additional Details

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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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