Oregon Health & Science University

Research Assistant 2

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences
Salary Range
$35,896.64 - $54,088.32 Commensurate with qualifications, experience and internal equity
Monday - Friday with occasional weekends
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., with flexibility; may require some evenings
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

At OHSU's Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, we perform research aimed at promoting health and reducing disease and disability among workers across the nation, particularly in Oregon. This position will provide services as assigned by the supervisor in furtherance of the OHSU’s missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach, and public service.

Function/Duties of Position

The Allen laboratory is studying the mechanisms that generate and entrain circadian rhythms in the suprachiasmatic nucleus. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to assist with several projects using mouse models and immunohistochemical and live cell imaging techniques. The research assistant 2 will be responsible for experiments in the laboratory, including generating and maintaining brain slice cultures, mouse handling and colony management, live cell imaging, immunohistochemical staining, and data analysis. This position also participates in general lab maintenance.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field OR
  • Associate degree plus 3 years of relevant experience OR
  • 4 years of relevant lab experience OR
  • equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Basic laboratory skills: pipetting, calculations, sample processing, assays, cell/tissue culture, animal studies, library research, data collection, recording transcription
  • Must be proficient with computers running Apple and Windows/PC applications (e.g., MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a small group setting.
  • Highly motivated and responsible.
  • Ability to interact in a positive and productive manner with a diverse lab community.
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Willingness to work with small lab animal specimens.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Additional Details

Ability to carry and lift 35 lbs.; ability to stand for 3 continuous hours a day; ability to work on a computer for 5 continuous hours a day; ability to read fine print; ability to perform essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.

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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