Oregon Health & Science University

Senior Research Associate

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Casey Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology
Salary Range
$57,969-$72,401/year, commensurate with education and experience.
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

This position is needed to perform Research and Lab manager responsibilities including maintaining IACUC and IBC protocols, maintaining BioRaft Chemical logs and training, maintaining retinal equipment such as the OCT, Micron IV, ERG, and OKT, ordering supplies, managing Research Assistants, volunteers, and multiple Ophthalmic Genetics research projects.

Function/Duties of Position

Managing Ophthalmic Genetic research projects and research assistants. This includes understanding the project goals, experiments that need to be completed and managing the research assistants to collect the required data.

Administration. This includes: ensuring Ophthalmic Genetics IACUC and IBC protocols are approved and current, updating the BioRaft chemical logs, ordering supplies, understanding lab finances, organizing the lab calendars, organizing lab meetings, etc.

Maintenance of equipment. This includes maintaining the following equipment, understanding how to use the equipment and being able to train new members of the lab how to use the equipment: OKT, OCT, Micron IV, and ERG system.

Data collection and data presentation. This is project dependent.

Required Qualifications

PhD in relevant field AND 1 year of relevant experience

OR Master's Degree in relevant field AND 5 years of relevant experience

OR Bachelor's Degree in relevant field AND 9 years of relevant experience

Efficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Photoshop. Communicates effectively in both written and oral formats.

Innovation and problem solving required.  Ability to mentor students, postdocs and research assistants. Demonstrated evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills.  Ability to manage competing priorities.  Ability to meet deadlines and urgent system needs.  Ability to work independently; willingness to serve as a positive and professional role model.  Must have demonstrated record of reliable attendance, punctuality and proven successful performance in past and present.

Preferred Qualifications

Coursework in statistics.

Experience handling small animals. Experience with Prism, ImageJ, and Illustrator.

Lab management 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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