Oregon Health & Science University

Senior Research Associate

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Knight Cardiovascular Institute
Salary Range
$57,969.34 - $79,616.42 Commensurate with qualifications, experience and internal equity
Monday - Friday
8 am - 5 pm
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable
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Department Overview

This position is for a Senior Research Associate in the Knight Cardiovascular Institute, supporting research focused on vascular cell biology and physiology.  Applicant must have extensive previous research laboratory experience that includes studies involving rodent models. Applicant will provide essential cell culture support services including isolation and culture of the following cardiac cells: endothelial cells, pericytes, cardiomyocytes, fibroblasts, and vascular smooth muscle cells.  Isolation and preparation of brain pericytes is also required. These cells will be subjected to experiments where calcium mobilization will be measured using FLIPR. Other technical expertise required will include western blotting, ELISA, 2-photon imaging, immunohistochemistry, and quantitative PCR. The applicant must have experience with rodent Langendorf heart preparations as well as experience in the isolation and physiological evaluation of rodent blood vessels. Applicant must be willing to learn new imaging techniques such as computed optical tomography and laser Doppler scanning. This position necessitates an ability to be highly organized, adaptable, and detail oriented. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and familiarity with other scientific software is necessary.  They will provide input in project design and planning and will be essential in the authorship processes for publication submissions. They will play pivotal role in data acquisition and analysis. They will also play an essential role in teaching and training and will present at conferences.

Function/Duties of Position

  • Cell culture experiments
  • Langendorf Heart experiments
  • Isolated vessel experiments
  • ELISA, Western Blot, PCR, Immunohistochemistry
  • Analysis of experimental data for publication and grant submission

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree in relevant field OR
  • Master's degree in relevant field and 5 years of relevant work experience, OR
  • Bachelor’s degree and 9 years of relevant work experience.

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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