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.
The Research Associate will play a leading role in several ongoing research projects that primarily involve evaluation of retinal structure and function in nonhuman primate models of aging and eye disease and in response to experimental treatments. This position requires a hardworking, dedicated individual who can work independently.
Primary roles of the incumbent will be to manage ongoing studies of cell and gene therapies for retinal disease in nonhuman primates, conduct many aspects of the studies, and prepare reports and publications. Duties will include retinal imaging, image analysis, behavioral and electrophysiological assessments of retinal function and vision, histological analysis including sectioning and immunohistochemistry, detailed analysis and organization of data, and ensuring proper animal care. Other duties will include blood sampling, anesthesia administration and monitoring, administration of medications, surgical support and other laboratory duties.
Candidates who have experience with vision research are especially encouraged to apply. The following skills would be highly valued: retinal imaging including color fundus photography and ocular coherence tomography; electrophysiological evaluation of retinal function; experience with cell culture, especially embryonic and iPSCs and their differentiation.
Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter, CV/resume and references.
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