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
Salary Range
$58,939 - $112,519
TBD; may be called upon to assist during afterhours, weekend and holiday emergencies related to IDR projects.
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

This position is part of the management team, requiring knowledge of international, federal, state and local rules, regulations, and guidelines. A doctorate degree or doctorate of veterinary medicine degree and the ability to understand a wide variety of research protocols in sufficient detail to provide oversight/training of staff is required. This position will conduct surgeries/procedures and write detailed descriptions/records in support of the project to the principal investigator. The incumbent has a diverse range of responsibilities, which includes the following: Support the Head of the IDR with developing and coordinating nonhuman primate (NHP) infectious disease study plans; formulating budgets for NHP studies; and preparing and maintaining Institutional Animal Care and Use and Institutional Biosafety protocols for NHP studies.  Additionally, the staff scientist will prepare Animal Resources and Research Support (ARRS) Animal Planning and Animal Assignment forms; coordinate/support NHP research protocols hosted by the Infectious Disease Resource (IDR); supervise technical staff; provide training for IDR technical staff; and provide technical expertise for surgical procedures and necropsies as appropriate for the individuals’ training.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in relevant field and 3 years of relevant postdoctoral work experience
  • Minimum of 2 years conducting or supporting NHP infectious disease protocols involving Risk groups 2 and 2/3 agents

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree related to infectious disease or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/MD) from an AVMA-accredited college/university
  • Technical/surgical proficiency with nonhuman primates
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience supervising NHP technicians
  • Ability to conduct and train on laparoscopic and other minimally and noninvasive procedures in NHPs

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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