Oregon Health & Science University

Core Scientist

Job Locations US-OR-Beaverton
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC)
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 is at the associate professor or assistant professor approaching promotion level. The successful candidate will have an established independent research program in the general area of metabolic disease, with substantial expertise in advanced imaging, most essentially PET, preferably with auxiliary expertise in other modalities such as SPECT-CT, ultrasound, etc. Expertise in MRI would not be necessary. The duties of the successful applicant will be to:

  1. Maintain an independent, principally NIH-funded research program in their area of expertise, of which 50% (after an appropriate initial phase for investigators not previously engaged in nonhuman primate research) should involve nonhuman primate models.
  2. Play an active role in the Division of Cardiometabolic Health through the development of appropriate scientific interactions with Division members and their collaborators, as well as with the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute.
  3. Provide senior scientific oversight for the ONPRC Primate Multimodality Imaging Center (PMIC). This facility houses state-of-the-art GE PET-CT, SPECT-CT, biplane angiography, and iDXA platforms, as well as GE, Siemens, and Phillips ultrasound systems. The operations of the PMIC are complemented by the ONPRC MRI Core, which houses a Siemens Prisma 3-T magnet, and the OHSU Center for Radiochemistry Research and its research cyclotron and PET-MR capabilities.
  4. Serve as a resource for other ONPRC/VGTI/OHSU investigators engaged in advanced imaging studies as an advisor, collaborator, or in a more formal role such as co-PI (MPI) or co-investigator on research grants as appropriate.

Required Qualifications

  • MD and/or PhD degree in biomedical field with demonstrated expertise in advanced imaging, specifically PET, and an independently funded research program
  • Candidates with nonhuman primate research experience are preferred, but those with clinical or rodent research backgrounds will be considered, with the understanding that they would transition to primarily nonhuman primate work in a reasonable time frame
  • Candidates with a focus on metabolism will be a priority, but qualified candidates with research interests in other areas such as neuroscience, reproduction, or infectious disease could be considered

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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