Oregon Health & Science University

Director, Integrated Pathology Core

Job Locations US-OR-Beaverton
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC)
Salary Range
$80,371 - $144,668
Standard work schedule, Monday - Friday
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 ONPRC Integrated Pathology Core (IPC) provides high-quality, state-of-the-art conventional and advanced histology, microscopy, and image analysis services and expertise to investigators and pathologists at the institutional, regional, and national level in support of research using NHP models in studies relevant to human health and disease. The IPC provides an integrated and comprehensive environment and infrastructure, working with investigators to meet their research pathology needs at all stages from project design through support of manuscript preparation. The IPC serves diverse research programs in neuroscience, reproductive and developmental biology, cardiometabolic health, and immunology and infectious disease in NHP models, as well as the histology needs for diagnostic support of the ONPRC NHP colony. The IPC Director will: i) work in cooperation with IPC Associate Director Dr. Sathya Srinivasan to coordinate overall IPC services, including integration of analysis and tracking software platforms that comprise the interface between the histology and imaging components of the IPC; ii) implement and maintain centralized software system (iLabs) for service requests consistent with arrangement used by OHSU shared resources; iii) provide critical expertise in histotechnology approaches, including advanced immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, digital pathology, and image analysis, and be highly proficient and able to interact and converse with internal and external investigators and veterinary pathologists about the histopathology of NHP models of disease; iv) implement and develop new assays and approaches to provide continued state-of-the-art resources to investigators; v) hire, train, and supervise research assistant/associate, and certified histologist-level employees, including up to 5 or more direct reports; vi) ensure efficient and cost-effective delivery of services; and vii) have superior oral and written communication skills; and vii) have primary responsibility for summarizing IPC operations for annual RPPRs required by NIH and the IPC component of the P51 base grant renewal.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD degree in relevant biomedical field
  • 5+ years of relevant postdoctoral work experience
  • Prior experience in digital pathology and image analysis
  • Prior experience with designing and completing research projects
  • Prior experience and/or knowledge of microscopy platforms such as confocal, fluorescence, laser-capture and stereology, as well as IHC and in situ hybridization (ISH) techniques
  • Excellent organizational and scientific communication skills (written and oral)
  • Laboratory, computer, and database experience
  • Experience in oversight of technical staff
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • 9+ years of relevant postdoctoral work experience
  • Significant expertise in advanced IHC/ISH procedures such as DNA/RNAscope, multiplex ISH/immunofluorescence staining, spatial transcriptomics, and digital analysis tools such as HALO, Cell Profiler, etc.
  • Experience with image analysis and quantification
  • Extensive experience in NHP research

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.

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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