The Research Assistant will support ongoing research at ONPRC on contraception and the role of steroid hormones in regulating reproductive tract. Duties include tissue handling, histology, immunocytochemistry, image analysis, molecular biological and biochemical techniques. Supervised in vivo nonhuman primate animal and laboratory rodents studies. Work will involve immunodeficient mice, nonhuman primates and guinea pigs. Laboratory duties include ordering and stocking of supplies, data reporting and maintenance of data archives. This position will also contribute to and participate in research activities that include: daily checks of animal health and physical condition, monitoring daily hormone values, conducting experiments according to standard laboratory protocols and procedures, overseeing the administration of medications and treatments, coordinating animal experiments with ONPRC veterinary staff, assisting with animal/surgical procedures. Work involves processing of biological samples potentially infected with a variety of pathogenic agents, including human and simian viruses.
Summary of responsibilities:
The Research Nurse is responsible for the clinical research activities for cancer clinical research studies conducted at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. The Research Nurse works collaboratively with other staff and provides services, as assigned by the supervisor, in furtherance of the university’s mission and goals. The primary objectives of this position are to educate, recruit, screen, monitor and document the subjects’ responses to treatment. The Research Nurse provides monitoring and clinical expertise to ensure protocol adherence and accurate data collection. In addition to direct research responsibilities, the individual in this position is responsible for mentoring OHSU or affiliate site staff members, and identifying opportunities for and implementing process improvement.
Position will be hired at the Senior Research RN or Senior Research Associate-RN levels, taking into consideration years of experience and internal equity (see Qualifications section for more information).
Qualities of a successful candidate: This position requires a highly experienced nurse capable of working both independently and collaboratively with all levels of providers and non-medical research staff, adroitly balancing patient safety and research data advancement in the most ethical manner.
- Treatment of neonatal and adult mice and rats with alcohol. Brain area and blood harvesting. Blood alcohol determinations. Genotyping. Tissue culture.
- Immunohistochemistry, RNAscope, and Golgi-Cox analyses: Perfusion, brain slicing for immunohistochemical (IHC) or Golgi-Cox analysis, optimization of the use of antibodies for IHC analysis. Fluorescence and confocal microscope imaging. Morphometric analysis of Golgi-Cox stained neurons using the software Neurolucida. Isolation of RNA from rodent tissue using traditional as well as novel approaches to isolate nuclear or translating RNA and analysis of gene expression from these samples using qRTPCR and RNA-sequencing.
- Data collection and data entry for biomedical experiments. Physical and electronic records will be kept for each study in an orderly and timely manner. That is, all records must accurately, legibly and completely record experimental data and results of procedures used, to allow for replication by others. Experimental data entry is not considered complete until double-checked. All results are to be provided to the lab manager/PI in a timely manner.
- Preparation and planning for biochemistry and molecular biology experiments in a timely manner. This will include: obtaining subjects, obtaining supplies, reserving space and equipment, assuring the proper environment for subjects, creation of data collection sheets, aiding with the development of the experimental protocol, obtaining final approval of the experimental protocol before moving forward, and other duties as assigned/necessary to ensure successful study completion. Preparation may include discussion with Drs. Guizzetti and Zhang and Mr. Hashimoto, additional Guizzetti Lab staff, animal facility staff, and/or other laboratories. Thus, a high level of communication skill is implicitly required.
- Writing manuscripts and assistance in grant planning and preparation.
- Lab maintenance: Maintain work area and common research areas. Make buffers, solutions, reagents required for daily operations. Maintain supplies.
- Logistical Support: Support of PI and co-workers in maintenance of computers, travel reimbursements, and miscellaneous clerical duties.
Summary of responsibilities:
The Research Nurse is responsible for the clinical research activities for cancer clinical research studies conducted at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. The Research Nurse works collaboratively with other staff and provides services, as assigned by the supervisor, in furtherance of the university’s mission and goals. The primary objectives of this position are to educate, recruit, screen, monitor and document the subjects’ responses to treatment. The Research Nurse provides monitoring and clinical expertise to ensure protocol adherence and accurate data collection. In addition to direct research responsibilities, the individual is this position is responsible for mentoring OHSU or affiliate site staff members, and identifying opportunities for and implementing process improvement.
Qualities of a successful candidate:
This position requires a highly experienced nurse, capable of working both independently and collaboratively with all levels of providers and non-medical research staff, adroitly balancing patient safety and research data advancement in the most ethical manner.
- Scheduling; meeting and event coordination; registration and travel arrangements for conferences and events; assist in hiring processes and on-boarding of new program participants; triaging calls, emails and other correspondence
- Assist in the implementation of diversity and inclusion initiatives for the campus community; assist in the organization and implementation of outreach/recruitment events to underrepresented and underserved communities in Portland (scheduling, creating materials, marketing); content creation and consistent delivery of communications via email newsletters, websites, and social media accounts.
- Collecting data and survey responses
- Preparing manuscripts using citation software; assisting with grant preparation (document tracking, submission, limited budget assistance, editing); finalizing presentations.
- Processing required documentation, payments, and reimbursements; tracking expenditures
- Maintaining records; keeping materials, books, and papers organized
A Research Assistant 2 (RA2) position is available for adeno-associated virus (AAV) and gene therapy research in the Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics. The RA2 will participate in the AAV vector and gene therapy projects conducted by the laboratory. Responsibilities include:
- Performs various molecular biology assays, including construction and preparation of plasmid DNA, production and purification of AAV vectors for animal studies, and extraction of DNA / RNA from animal tissues
- Assists in the daily operation of the lab including hazardous waste disposal, sterilization of equipment, cleaning glassware, general servicing, ordering of equipment and lab supplies, and preparation of media and buffers
- Collects, records, organizes and verifies the accuracy of data; conducts leterature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study; documents and interprets results of experiments and reports to Principal Investigator
- Presents experimental results at lab meetings and participates in departmental and group seminars
The Certified Nursing Assistant assists care providers in the care of patients at a medical facility by performing simple procedures and treatments and maintaining a safe, clean, efficiently stocked environment. Work is performed in various locations throughout a medical facility such as examination rooms, emergency rooms, patient rooms and wards, and treatment rooms.
1. Patient Care. Assists in admission process by recording patient's name, address, phone number, age, and other personal information; takes and records vital signs such as blood pressure, pulse rate, respiration rate, and temperature; makes appointment for patient or refers patient to medical staff for immediate examination or treatment; records a list of patient's personal property and secures property if appropriate; transports patient to examination or treatment room with use of wheelchair or gurney or assists patient to walk; assists patient in undressing; assists physician or nurse with treatment or examination by passing instruments, applying or removing bandages and dressings, holding patient in proper position for x-rays or electrocardiograph, or collecting specimens; provides basic care such as feeding, grooming, bathing, and ambulating patients who are confined to bed; checks food trays for proper diet; records food and liquid intake and output; gives enemas; administers non-injectable medication under close supervision of physician or nurse; observes and reports changes in patient's conditions; assists physician and nurse in emergency procedures such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
2. Facility Maintenance. Unlocks doors at start of day; removes used and un-sterile supplies and instruments from examination or treatment rooms; stocks rooms with sterile supplies and instruments; washes and sterilizes instruments or sends to central supply for sterilization; cleans patient rooms, wards, examination rooms, and laboratories by mopping floors, scrubbing counters, sinks, and examination tables with disinfectant; changes linen and makes beds; troubleshoots equipment for malfunctions; makes minor repairs or refers to repairperson; takes inventory of supplies, equipment, and instruments; orders supplies or requisitions them through unit superior; prepares for emergency or special treatments by assembling surgical trays, draping rooms for isolation procedures or setting up room with equipment such as oxygen tanks or cardiac defibrillator.
3. Miscellaneous. Answers phones and responds to non-medical questions; files and retrieves patient's records; runs errands such as delivering specimens to labs, picking up x-rays or lab reports, or picking up medication at pharmacy; transports equipment such as oxygen tanks to other locations within facility; assists in postmortem care by bathing and dressing deceased patients and occasionally transports body to morgue; engraves unit identification on instruments; assists security personnel in restraining combative patients; trains new aides.
Layton Center clinical trials team Clinical Research Regulatory Coordinators (TI Senior Clinical Research Assistants) are highly organized and are responsible for duties related to supporting human subject research trials, including various regulatory needs. Regulatory Coordinators must effectively and professionally communicate (verbally including by phone and video call as well as in writing) within the Layton Center clinical trials team, with other departments at OHSU including the IRB, and with study sponsors and contract research organizations (CROs).
- Continuing Reviews – Preparation and IRB submission of annual continuing reviews in collaboration with the Layton Center clinical trials team
- Modifications – Preparation and IRB submission of updates to protocols, consent forms, etc. in collaboration with study sponsors and CROs
- Reportable New Information (RNI) Reports – Preparation and IRB submission of RNI reports
- Staff Changes – IRB submission of staff changes
- Site Feasibility Questionnaires & Communication - Management of sponsor inquiries for potential trials including completion of site feasibility questionnaires
- Study start-up activities, including initial submissions to OHSU IRB and industry sponsor IRBs; administration management in the OHSU clinical trials management system (eCRIS).
- Assisting with study close-out activities
- Routine correspondence with the OHSU IRB and industry sponsor IRBs related to required submissions, protocol modifications, and continuing reviews.
- Regulatory document and binder maintenance in compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) standards.
- Preparation and maintenance of personnel sheets, delegation logs, and FDA Form 1572
- Assistance with preparation for and coordination of monitoring visits.
- Ensuring compliance with all protocol and regulatory requirements.
- Attending, actively participating in, and providing updates at recurring Layton Center clinical trials team meetings.
- Assisting leadership with ensuring consistent project management, complex logistics, quality assurance, and participant safety.
Clinical Research Assistant, Student Worker, and Volunteer Training and Supervision
- Assistance with onboarding and training of clinical research assistants (CRAs), student workers, other staff, and volunteers – specifically related to duties involving regulatory work.
Maintenance of Research, Ethics, Compliance, and Safety Training
- Ensuring that required Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program trainings are complete, up to date, and renewed in a timely manner.
Perform ophthalmic testing as appropriate per patient, including distance and near vision, corneal curvature, color vision, lensometry, interpupillary distance, applanation, laser interferometry, refractometry, retinoscopy, fogging, cross cylinder refinement, measurement of accommodation, Worth 4 dot test, stereopsis tests, near point of convergence, ductions, versions and vergences. Assist in performance in laser surgery. Perform testing and evaluations of patients.
Screen patients for ophthalmic exams, including chief complaint, history, allergies, medications, supplements. Perform protocol refractions and ophthalmic evaluations for various clinical studies.
Assist doctors during examination as needed; prepare for and assist minor surgeries; apply eye dressings, protective shields and safety glasses; as directed by physician, dispense medication prescriptions as needed by physician.
erform indentation applanation and noncontact tonometry, obtain comprehensive ocular motility movements.
Set up ophthalmic exam rooms, perform minor repairs on and maintain ophthalmic instruments.
Participate in continuing education courses and activities, maintain JCAHPO certification. Have knowledge of and be able to practice JCAHO clinical guidelines. Demonstrate competence in all required skills during yearly skills evaluation. On an as needed basis, be able to perform duties as assigned by supervisor.
The appointee shall provide services as assigned by the supervisor in furtherance of the university’s missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service.
It is anticipated the position will be made up of the following components: Clinical, Teaching, Research/Academic and In-Patient Service at our community cancer clinics.
- Serves as secretary (may be confidential) to a manager, team or committee; word processes a variety of correspondence, reports, memos, or other information from dictation, rough draft or general instructions; composes and word processes correspondence, reports, memos and other documents; transcribes medical correspondence and reports; coordinates the editing, proofing, printing and distribution of grant applications, grant progress reports, newsletters, brochures, syllabi and manuals;
- May have authority to sign documents and/or correspondence on behalf of supervisor; takes minutes at meetings; answers phones, greets visitors, screens calls; makes referrals as appropriate; answers questions requiring research or technical knowledge; receives and reviews incoming mail and requests for information; determines mail needing further research; responds to items not requiring supervisory review or resolution; initiates follow-up letters or memos; organizes and maintains filing systems;
- Maintains supervisor's calendar and schedules appointments and conferences; makes travel arrangements, arranges schedules of visits, makes reservations, notifies organizations to be visited; completes travel vouchers, expense claims, and reports; maintains attendance (TAC) and payroll forms and records for work unit;
- keeps logs and statistics related to program or operation; performs budget related activities, analyzes data, creates and maintains routine spreadsheets, and data bases, participates in preparing budget projections, monitors expenditures and compiles and generates status reports and reports deviations to supervisor; utilizes OHSU software to complete computerized purchasing; edits, proofreads and updates the OHSU web pages; creates forms, flyers, posters using desk top publishing software; develops and revises office procedures; coordinates work on assigned projects; serves as network support for OHSU computer and telephone system (purchase software/hardware, coordinate moves and installations, coordinate repairs, liaison to help desk personnel, schedule training); may use any of OHSU variety of software utilizing IBM and Macintosh, DOS or Windows environments.
The duties of these faculty clinician positions are in support of the missions, goals and objectives of OHSU and the School of Medicine and may include:
- Participate in the education of medical students and house staff in accordance with assignments to the department by the Curriculum Committee and Chair
- Care of patients with hematologic and oncologic disease
- Establish and maintain a program of scholarly activity directed toward improved understanding of the causes,
- Participate in administrative committees and councils of OHSU as approved by the Chair and Division Head
- Engage in public service through consultative activities with non-university groups with knowledge and consent of the Chair and Division Head
It is anticipated a clinical faculty position will be made up of the following components: Clinical, Teaching Research/Academic, and Service. Academic rank will be based on qualifications.
This position transports patients, material supplies, equipment, and miscellaneous items needed to support the medical, nursing, student, and administrative staff in the execution of their health care, education, and research missions maintaining a high customer service satisfaction. This individual may also participate on TQM teams and in employee development programs.
The appointee shall provide services as assigned by the supervisor in furtherance of the university’s missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service.
This position reports to (supervisor): Dr. James Katancik, Chair of Regenerative & Reconstructive Sciences.
The duties of this position include:
This position is under the supervision of the Chair of the Department of Regenerative & Reconstructive Sciences. The duties of this position are in support of the missions, goals and objects of OHSU and the School of Dentistry.
The position will provide direct patient care to pediatric patients with medical complexities and/or special needs in a hospital setting including diagnostic preventive and therapeutic oral health care, admitting to day surgery, work-up management, performance and post-operative management of surgical and therapeutic procedures. Provide dental evaluation, treatment and clearance to hospital patients seeking transplant and other medical care at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Provide emergency dental evaluation and care for patients admitted through the Emergency Department or by other Hospital Services. The candidate will work with the pediatric dental residents in the OR and clinic and will provide instruction to the residents and will participation in the didactic education of pediatric dental resident.
The position may also provide instruction to predoctoral students and participate on administrative committees and councils and other professionally related public service activities on behalf of the department.
The Dental Assistant, under the supervision of a licensed dentist, provides chair side assistance to dentists, dental or graduate students, interns, and residents, dental hygienists, or dental technicians. Some employees in this class perform clinical support duties such as patient appointment status updates and maintaining patient records.
- Dental Assisting. Under the supervision of a dentist, provides chair side dental support to dentists, dental students, or dental hygienists. Prepares work station, instruments, and materials, and escorts patient to the work station. Provides 4 and 6-handed dental assistance support for OHSU dental practices. Retracts a patient's cheek, tongue, or other parts of tissues during a dental operation. Assists with the placement or removal of a rubber dam and accessories used for its placement and retention as directed by the dentist. Uses vacuum devices, compressed air, mouthwashes, and water to remove debris accumulated during operative processes. Prepares amalgams and adhesives. Reviews pre and post-operative instructions with patients. Sterilizes and wraps instruments and cleans work station between patients. Maintains operatory equipment. Exposes radiographs for dental diagnostic purposes. Instructs individuals in oral hygiene techniques and preventative procedures, which may include desensitizing agents. Ensures work areas are stocked and ready for patient care.
- Educational Support. Provides support to dental students in techniques of four handed dentistry and use of chair side dental assistant. Reinforces aseptic techniques, posture, chair positions, instrument exchange, use of dental materials and efficient operatory set up. Explains and demonstrate equipment care. Evaluates dental students for infection control compliance. Match students with clinic partners which might include patient assignments.
- Clinical Support and Administrative Functions. Clerical duties needed to ensure clinic function. Limited EHR entries. Patient appointment status updates. Supply order coordination.
The School of Dentistry (SOD) shares the multifaceted public mission of the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) to achieve excellence in education, research, clinical practice and community service. OHSU SOD strives to provide the highest quality oral health care services while leading the region in oral health care education, research and technology development. The Central Sterile department fulfills this mission by ensuring the availability of safely processed instruments, equipment, and product for use in our clinical care and educational settings.
The SOD Sterile Processing Technician 1 (SPT1) is part of a 21-member team that ensures a full cycle sterilization and distribution function in a fast-paced environment requiring a high degree of detail and accuracy, a certain degree of autonomy and time management skills. The SOD SPT1 performs the processing, preparation, sterilization, monitoring and distribution of instruments, supplies and equipment that require decontamination, assembly prep, packaging, and sterilization.
The SOD SPT1 must be flexible and will be deployed to different work stations throughout each day. This position includes solitary staffing work locations which requires the SOD SPT1 to be able to complete work with considerable independence and authority on a daily basis. The SOD SPT1 is responsible for knowing SOD dispensary and central sterilization policies and must be able to consistently and clearly communicate these policies to students, faculty, and staff. The SOD SPT1 will be required to practice good judgement to implement the appropriate policy or give information specific to each situation they encounter. This position provides significant time within a customer facing role and must be able to provide courteous and consistent communications and act as a resource for sterilization and distribution best practices. The SOD SPT1 will perform assignments and skills training to support upward progression within the unit but will not be required to maintain national certification nor be expected to complete advanced Central Sterile functions without supervision of a SOD SPT2 (including areas of sterilizer monitoring and load release, biological quarantines, equipment testing, recall protocols, and advanced processing functions).
The Predoctoral Program Director Endodontology is a full-time faculty member in the Department of Endodontology with all rights and responsibilities of School of Dentistry faculty. This faculty appointee provides services in furtherance of the university’s missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach, and public service. Specifically, the primary focus of the Predoctoral Program Director is to provide academic leadership, management, and oversight for the Predoctoral endodontic academic curriculum in collaboration with the Office of Academic Systems. The Program Director works collaboratively with the Division Head, the Predoctoral Clinical Site Director, and the Offices of Academic and Clinical Systems to provide endodontic academic and clinical experiences for Predoctoral Dental Students as they gain competence appropriate for a beginning dental practitioner. The Program Director is responsible for the design and implementation of the academic endodontic curriculum under the direction of the Office of Academic Systems. The Program Director engages in program and process improvement and ensures compliance to the policies and procedures of the School of Dentistry (SOD), Commission of Dental Accreditation (CODA), and the Northwest Commission of Colleges and University (NWCCU).
The faculty member is eligible to practice endodontic privately in the OHSU SOD Faculty Practice.
This position reports to (supervisor): Division Head, Endodontology; Karan J. Replogle, Acting Chair Endodontology
- Definition, documentation, and reporting of Clinical Skills Assessment (CSAs) in collaboration with the Predoctoral Clinical Site Director
- Collobaration with Predoc Clinical Site Director and Division Head regarding case completion guidelines, policies and procedures
- Recruitment, retention, calibration and oversight of faculty providing content and serving as Course Directors in the Predoctoral Curriculum
- Design and implementation of the academic endodontic curriculum under the direction of the Office of Academic Systems
- Serve on SOD Committees as assigned, especially the Curriculum Committee
- Lead in outcome assessment and outcome assessment tools such as EPAs
- Collaborate with Predoc Clinical Site Director on the distribution and coordination of cases for DS3 and DS4
- Contribute to curriculum mapping of endodontic experiences for DS2 or DS1
- Build relationships within the Predoctoral Program Directors and others build a culture of success, belonging and synergy that furthers the mission of the SOD
- Establish rapport with public and private clients to grow the referral base for the Program and enhance the resources available
- Recommend, establish, and ensure compliance with administrative controls and process improvements that increase efficiency, performance, and outcomes
- Develop and monitor key performance metrics for the academic program
- Prepare reporting for the OHSU, CODA and NWCCU program review
- Ensures compliance with policies and procedures of the SOD, CODA and NWCCU
- Participate in research and oversee and mentor research of Predoctoral dental students with an interest in endodontics or endodontic patient care delivery
- Introduce new and innovative academic technologies, teaching techniques and modalities
Hiring Bonus and Relocation Package Available
The OHSU Clinical registered nurse (RN) provides compassionate, evidence-based, and efficient care to individuals, families, communities and patient populations. The Clinical RN's care delivery is consistent with the Oregon Nurse Practice Act, the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice, and the ANA Code of Ethics. The Clinical RN demonstrates the professional role obligations of scientist, leader, and knowledge transferor [Onsomble Model of the Professional Role™]. Professional accountability enriches the Clinical RN's engagement as a leader in promoting an inter-professional culture of collaborative decision-making, innovation, life-long learning, and teamwork. The Clinical RN exemplifies the principles of a Culture of Safety by committing to a Just Culture, a Reporting Culture, a Learning Culture, and an Engaged Informed Culture.
This position will involve analysis and interpretation of single cell multi-omic data sets generated in the Braun lab using single cell combinatorial indexing workflows applied to blood cells from human and mouse models. The fellow will work closely with the wet lab researchers to interpret data as well as design novel analysis approaches and algorithms to establish the relationship between chromatin accessibility, DNA methylation and 3D genome organization in cancerous blood cells. We are particularly interested in candidates who are experienced in genomics, epigenetics, chromatin organization and single cell biology. Strong candidates will have experience with genomic analysis tools as well as R and Python programing languages. Applicants will need to possess strong organizational and communication skills as well as the ability to work independently. Some weekend work is required.
Duties will include:
- Every Knight Cancer employee is expected to embody our guiding principles:
- We act BOLDLY—Breakthroughs require pushing the boundaries of science, exploring new frontiers, and thinking differently
- We SUPPORT each other—Respect leads to trust, which leads to excellence
- We work as a CONNECTED team — We must leverage our collective brain power to conquer cancer because no one individual can do it alone
- Prepare manuscripts, and present research findings as abstracts or oral presentations. Travel may be required.
- Attend weekly group meetings and 1:1 meeting to: 1) Present data and interpretation of results; 2) Troubleshoot research results; 3) Suggest next steps.
- Attend research-related meetings. These could include but are not limited to: team meeting, seminars, and journal clubs.
- Perform experiments utilizing appropriate lab or computational techniques with proficiency, evaluate results, and determine the next steps to complete project and present data. Think independently and solve problems. Stay on top of scientific literature and build skills to maximize project potential.
- Duties as assigned.