Oregon Health & Science University

Research Assistant 2

Job Locations US-OR-Beaverton
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC)
Salary Range
$19.04 - $28.57
Routinely Mon-Fri to start. May shift to a 4 day,10 hr shift schedule after training period. May require working evenings, weekends, holidays and extended hours as required by the scope of the position.
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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

The Research Assistant will support the ongoing and newly funded research projects in the Infectious Disease laboratory in the Division of Pathobiology at the Oregon National Primate Research Center of OHSU. The incumbent will perform a variety of hands-on procedures with non-human primates and will assist and perform laboratory procedures. Additional duties include sample collection, data entry and reporting of observations to supervisors. Assistant will contribute to general lab support duties, including cleaning, stocking and maintenance of laboratory supplies and equipment.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's in relevant field OR Associate's AND 3 years of relevant experience OR 4 years of relevant experience OR Equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively, including use and meaning of scientific terminology, in both written and oral formats
  • 6 months relevant work experience in Microsoft Excel, Word
  • Demonstrated independence and competence to perform data management and analysis of research findings, including use of spreadsheets, graphics and statistical programs
  • Ability to interact in a positive and productive manner, and to work efficiently and skillfully with a variety of diverse staff
  • Ability to prioritize work demands, and coordinate research protocols with other staff
  • Organizational skills and careful attention to details to satisfactorily perform job duties requiring procedural steps to be consistent and completed fully and timely
  • Detailed record keeping, cataloging of samples, data entry and statistical analysis, laboratory maintenance, autoclaving and use of sterile techniques
  • Work performed in a laboratory setting and animal facilities, with the potential risk of exposure to biohazards, chemicals, and dry ice
  • Work in areas where there is risk of exposure to zoonotic agents through injury, by direct contact with animals or their tissues and body fluids, or by contact with equipment contaminated by animals or their tissues and body fluids
  • Work where there is risk of exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals and sanitizing chemicals
  • Able to lift/move equipment weighing up to 50 lbs
  • Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Zoology, Animal sciences, Immunology, Pathology or similar
  • Demonstrated experience supporting in vivo research with laboratory animals, especially nonhuman primates; molecular/cellular biology, animal physiology or endocrinology, and one-year laboratory work experience performing technical procedures covered by the USDA and/or OLAW
  • Experience maintaining inventories of laboratory supplies and equipment; experience working with non-human primates, conducting sedation, phlebotomy, aseptic technique, injections, sample collections (BAL, feces, urine) and/or necropsies

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.


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