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.
The Research Assistant will support ongoing research at ONPRC on contraception and the role of steroid hormones in regulating reproductive tract. Duties include tissue handling, histology, immunocytochemistry, image analysis, molecular biological and biochemical techniques. Supervised in vivo nonhuman primate animal and laboratory rodents studies. Work will involve immunodeficient mice, nonhuman primates and guinea pigs. Laboratory duties include ordering and stocking of supplies, data reporting and maintenance of data archives. This position will also contribute to and participate in research activities that include: daily checks of animal health and physical condition, monitoring daily hormone values, conducting experiments according to standard laboratory protocols and procedures, overseeing the administration of medications and treatments, coordinating animal experiments with ONPRC veterinary staff, assisting with animal/surgical procedures. Work involves processing of biological samples potentially infected with a variety of pathogenic agents, including human and simian viruses.
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