Oregon Health & Science University

Research Assistant II

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Part-Time
Job Type
OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH) is aligned with the American Public Health Association in declaring racism a public health crisis, and our School is committed to becoming an antiracist SPH. We are working to center social justice in our internal and external work as a school and are committed to addressing structural and institutional racism, and to holding ourselves accountable to this work.

Function/Duties of Position

This position supports development of a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Assessment and Reporting Tracker (START) being developed for a grant from the National Institutes of Health (https://sites.google.com/view/startstem).  The online, informatics-based tool delivers tailored content and returns immediate e-feedback to users based on their results. Under general supervision, this position will help to develop user-facing content and materials for research participants, educators, and program stakeholders. Content may include public-faciing education or research materials for demographic data practices, STEM beliefs, or other related STEM or health content, developed in collaboration with the research team.


This position will assist with study-related preparation and implementation, such as participant consent, data collection, data management, human subjects protections around qualitative and quantitative data, statistical analyses, and assist in scientific writing for publication or presentation. This position involves research; therefore, experience with human subjects research is highly encouraged. This position bridges skillsets of human subjects research and public education.


Responsibilities include:

  • In collaboration with research team, support content development of public-facing materials, including scientific manuscript writing for publication of findings in peer-reviewed literature and scientific presentations.
  • Support website development of public-facing educational and training materials.
  • Prepare materials for presentation with research team in line with Institutional Review Board protocols.
  • Under PI supervision, support participant consent, data collection, and data management.
  • Under PI supervision support quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.

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
  • Strong written, verbal comminication and proficeincy in MS Office Suite; strong record keeping and organization skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree (4 yr)  with major courses in field of research/No Experience. OR

  • AA (2 yr)  and 3 years of relevant experience.

  • Undergraduate research experience.

  • Human subjects research experience.

  • Experience working with diverse populations.

  • Working knowledge of IRB guidelines or ethical principles.

  • Statistical knowledge and experience using SPSS.

  • Qualitative data analysis experience.

  • Science communication experience.

  • Working knowledge of IRB guidelines or ethical principles.  Statistical knowledge and experience using SPSS
  • Qualitative data analysis experience
  • Science communication experience
  • HIPAA, CITI training (responsible conduct of research, responsible conduct of research for human subjects).

Additional Details

Monday-Friday; primarily between 9:00 AM - 5:00PM though may be variable to support job activities.  Telecommuting options available.  Minimal travel may be required to support science educaton activities, which may require flights, overnight accommodations, and/or weekend hours.

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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