Oregon Health & Science University

Senior Research Assistant

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
Salary Range
$43,388.80 - $65,062.40 per year (Commensurate with qualifications, experience and internal equity)
Monday - Friday, days; some flexibility required
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) at Oregon Health & Science University provides expert care for patients with lung diseases and critically ill patients in our Intensive Care Units. We are committed to innovative research and exceptional education.


Read more about PCCM on our website.

Read more about the Asthma Research Lab on our website.

Function/Duties of Position

The Senior Research Assistant (SRA) at Oregon Health & Science University is responsible for designing and performing experimental protocols that generate publication quality data.  


Duties Include:

  • Conducting and analyzing scientific research and preparation of written reports.
  • Maintenance of lab equipment and facilities, training of staff and interns regarding protocols and procedures.
  • Training new staff and interns on protocols and procedures.

This position offers future opportunities for scientific collaboration, primary research, and manuscript authorship.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (4 yr) with major courses in field of research AND 1 year of relevant experience.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks at one time in a fast-moving environment.
  • Excellent communication skills are essential, as are analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team while being collaborative in resolving problems.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience and skills related to immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy, and a background in animal research work and/or immunology are preferred.
  • Expertise with PCR and animal handling are also desired.
  • Highly motivated individuals with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • An interest working in a collaborative team environment, and who utilize innovative problem-solving to achieve scientific objectives are encouraged to apply.

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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