Oregon Health & Science University

Research Assistant 2

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
School of Dentistry, Research- Dr. Momeni's Lab
Salary Range
$39,333 - $59,010 Annually, Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The School of Dentistry shares the mission of the Oregon Health & Science University to provide educational programs, basic and clinical research, and high quality care and community programs. We strive to foster an environment of mutual respect where the free exchange of ideas can flourish. The dental school prepares graduates in general dentistry and the dental specialties to deliver compassionate and ethical oro-facial health care.


Read more about the School of Dentistry: OHSU School of Dentistry 

Function/Duties of Position

The Department of Oral Rehabilitation & Biosciences is seeking a Research Assistant 2 with Bachelor's Degree (4 yr) with major courses in field of research OR Associate's (2 yr) and 3 years of relevant experience to begin immediately. The candidate will perform research in-line with the goals of the principal investigator, Stephanie Momeni, Ph.D, MBA, PMP. The research group is dynamic, vibrant, funded by the NIH/NIDCR, and leverages microbiology and bioinformatics to discover how the bacteria living in the human oral cavity impact health and disease. The position will provide the opportunity to conduct and present research, publish papers, build a scientific network, and collaborate with other research groups.


The successful candidate will have experience in microbiology, molecular biology and/or bioinformatics. It is expected that the appointed candidate will (1) work independently, (2) play an active role seeking career and research advice, (3) perform the research required by the supervisor to a high standard, in accordance with institutional and federal regulations and ethical standards, and (4) work in a collegial and cooperative manner with the supervisor and other co-workers. Career development training opportunities and an interest in future graduate studies and continuing education are highly encouraged by the PI and are plentiful at OHSU.

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
  • Experience in microbiology, molecular biology and/or bioinformatics research
  • This is primarily a research position, but some lab management responsibilities are also involved
  • Enthusiasm and ability to learn new skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Well organized and ability to multi-task to deliver on multiple targets simultaneously
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Work well independently and as a member of a highly collaborative team
  • Able to conduct research in a multidisciplinary, fast-paced research environment, occasionally with tight deadlines
  • Able to work independently and exhibit self-motivation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with oral bacterial and/or streptococcal genetics
  • Experience with animal models

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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