The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC or “Primate Center”) conducts world-class basic and translational biomedical research in its five scientific divisions: Cardiometabolic Health, Genetics, Reproductive & Developmental Sciences, Neuroscience, and Pathobiology & Immunology. All scientific divisions work closely with the Division of Animal Resources & Research Support (ARRS), which oversees the care and well-being of all nonhuman primates and other laboratory animals maintained at ONPRC. The ONPRC sponsors a number of shared facilities that provide core services focused on nonhuman primate research to the ONPRC and its collaborating scientists. The Primate Center is home to over 5,000 non-human primates and is one of seven non-human primate research facilities in the U.S., and is one of the largest and most prestigious centers.
The director of the ONPRC oversees research and operations for the center, which is located at OHSU’s West Campus. The West Campus also houses the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute and a state-of-the-art OHSU Data Center, managed by OHSU’s Information Technology Group. The director leads all strategic, functional, administrative, and fiscal aspects of the center, in coordination with the associate directors and division chiefs and under the direction of the Executive Vice President and Chief Research Officer.
The principal role of the director is to lead and manage the ONPRC and set the overarching strategy. This individual is also expected to:
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