Oregon Health & Science University

Clinical Research Assistant 1

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Psychiatry - Clinical Psychology
Salary Range
$16.45 - $19.73 /hr Commensurate with qualifications, experience and internal equity
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Prenatal Environment And Child Health (PEACH) study at OHSU is conducting studies on pregnant women and their children in the areas of diet, nutrition, behavior, learning and cognitive functioning under the direction of Principal Investigators, Elinor Sullivan Ph.D. and Joel Nigg, Ph.D. The majority of duties will include recruitment of participants, scheduling visits and collecting biological samples, running data collection visits with participants including behavioral assessment with children. Other duties include preparing and processing materials needed for each research visit, filing, copying, data processing and other general duties in support of the goals of the study. The candidate will also attend weekly laboratory staff meetings with the PIs and senior staff members. Essential qualifications include multi-tasking, dependability, attention to detail, and ability to work at a fast paced, timely manner. Skilled at oral, email, and written communication.  Previous experience working with mothers and infants in a research setting is desired.  Prior experience in EEG/ERP data collection is preferred. Intermediate computer experience with Word and Excel, is preferred.  Interest in mental health or healthcare is desired. A regular work schedule will be assigned and must be maintained. The candidate will be required to perform weekend and evening work as needed to complete the goals of the study.

Function/Duties of Position

  • Assist with recruitment and scheduling; conducting phone screens.
  • Assist at data collection visits with participants including behavioral assessment and EEG recordings with children.
  • Assist with biological sample collection.
  • Preparing and processing materials needed for each research visit.
  • Perform additional duties as requested by principle investigators or supervisors.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's in any field OR
  • Associate's AND 1 years of relevant experience OR
  • 2 years of relevant experience OR
  • Equivalent combination of training and experience.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or major studies in Psychology or Biology or a related field.
  • Previous experience working with women and children in a research setting is desired.  
  • Previous experience with EEG is preferred.

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.


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