Oregon Health & Science University

Research Associate or Senior Research Associate

Job Locations US-OR-Beaverton
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC)
Salary Range
Research Associate Range: $47,902 - $71,915; Senior Research Associate Range: $58,989 - $112,519
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 will support a multi-team effort to utilize cutting edge molecular biology and sequencing-based methods to study the immune response to a range of human pathogens, including single-cell RNA-seq. This is primarily a wet-lab position; however, there is the opportunity for interested individuals to participate in data analysis. The individual should have experience in chemistry and/or cell biology and immunology techniques including basic molecular biology and cell culture. The individual will only require occasional supervision and will work independently to support the larger team effort. The person will work with senior staff, and may be responsible for training junior staff.

Required Qualifications

Research Associate: Master's Degree in relevant field AND 3 years of relevant experience OR Bachelor's Degree in relevant field AND 5 years of relevant experience


Senior Research Associate: 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


  • Experience with cell culture
  • Experiment with molecular biology techniques, including gel electrophoresis, and cloning
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills (written and oral)
  • Laboratory, computer, and database experience
  • Demonstrate significant research experience
  • Demonstrate a capability of working within a project team to achieve results
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team, and relate to staff from a variety of diverse backgrounds and experience
  • Ability to always demonstrate the highest level of performance and behavior standards
  • Ability to be honest and straightforward, dealing with issues fairly and consistently
  • Must possess energy and drive to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in relevant field and more than 4 years of relevant work experience
  • Extensive experience in imaging and cell culture 
  • Experience with cell line generation
  • Immunological techniques such as FACS and immunofluorescence

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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