Oregon Health & Science University

Assistant Staff Scientist

Job Locations US-OR-Beaverton
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC)
Salary Range
$58,939 - $112,519
Monday - Friday, but early morning, evening, and occasional weekend and overnight work is required by scope of the position
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) is located 12 miles west of the OHSU main campus, and sits on 162 acres of land featuring forested areas, research and administration buildings, indoor and outdoor animal housing, a pond, and 2-mile perimeter walking path. Our mission is to improve human health and the quality of life through the support of nonhuman primate research programs that advance our knowledge of the causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of debilitating diseases.

Function/Duties of Position

The Assistant Staff Scientist will work on ongoing studies in non-hormonal contraception development and female fertility.

Qualified candidates will hold a PhD in biology, physiology or equivalent, have a minimum of 3 years relevant post-doctoral work experience and possess a comprehensive understanding of molecular biology, immunology or microbiology. A strong background in reproduction or female reproductive tract, next generational sequencing methods is highly desirable. Competency in cell culture, flow cytometry or molecular biology techniques is essential. Applicants will be expected to develop skills related to RNA sequencing, high throughput screening and primate reproductive tract studies, working directly with NHPs for sedation and clinical monitoring, behavioral observations, biological and post-mortem sample collection. Applicants should be able to work in a team dynamic, carry out research unsupervised, keep up-to-date on relevant literature in the field, provide meaningful data reports for presentation at scientific meetings, prepare manuscripts, and assist with grant writing and laboratory management.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in relevant field and 3+ years of relevant post-doctoral work experience

  • At least three years of training and experience in the field of reproductive science or molecular biology

  • Experience working with mammalian models to investigate biological processes

  • Excellent manual and intellectual skills to accurately perform research techniques, including cell or tissue culture, molecular biology and microbiological techniques, and immunocytochemistry/immunofluorescence

  • Working knowledge of computer software for word processing, data storage and analyses, graphics and presentations

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, including the ability to interact effectively with investigators, clinicians and veterinary/husbandry staff

  • Perform work in both the laboratory setting with potential risk of exposure to hazardous chemicals and dry ice and in areas where there is potential risk of exposure to zoonotic agents through injury, by direct contact with animals or their tissues and body fluids, or by contact with equipment contaminated by animals or their tissues and body fluids

  • Ability to lift or move equipment and devices up to 50 lbs

  • Ability to physically perform tasks involving handling, moving, or restraint of animals, collection of samples, administration of treatments, and other procedures (this may involve moving on wet and/or slick surfaces, through narrow corridors, between rows of cages)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in reproductive immunology, placental or perinatal physiology

  • Laboratory experience using, cell cultures/cell lines, domesticated animal species, nonhuman primates or human subjects

  • Background in reproductive physiology

  • Experience presenting work at national/international meetings, submitting manuscripts for publication

  • Experience with next generation sequencing techniques such as RNA-seq or Single-cell RNA seq,  using flow cytometry, animal models or primates, laboratory animal surgery

Additional Details

Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter, CV/resume and references.

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.


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