Research Assistant 2 or Senior Research Assistant

Oregon Health & Science UniversityOregon Health & Science University

Beaverton, OR, US
Job Description

Department Overview

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.

Function/Duties of Position

This position will support a multi-team effort to utilize cutting edge molecular biology and sequencing-based methods to study the immune response to a range of human pathogens, including single-cell RNA-seq. This is primarily a wet-lab position; however, there is the opportunity for interested individuals to participate in data analysis. The individual should have previous experience working at the bench, ideally including eukaryotic cell culture and molecular biology. Experience with next generation sequencing library generation, ATAC-seq, or similar methods is beneficial. The person will work with senior staff, and may be responsible for other administrative duties related to the operation of a lab, such as ordering.

Required Qualifications

Research Assistant 2: 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


Senior Research Assistant: Bachelor's in relevant field AND 1 years of relevant experience OR Equivalent combination of training and experience

  • Experience with basic techniques in a biology laboratory
  • Excellent organizational, intrapersonal, and communication skills (written and oral)
  • Laboratory, computer, and database experience
  • Demonstrate a capability of working within a project team to achieve results
  • Ability to work in a team, and relate to staff from a variety of diverse backgrounds and experience
  • Ability to always demonstrate the highest level of performance and behavior standards
  • Ability to be honest and straightforward, dealing with issues fairly and consistently
  • Must possess energy and drive to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships
  • Must be proficient with computers running Apple and Windows/PC applications (e.g. MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive experience molecular biology and cell culture
  • Experience with eukaryotic cell culture
  • Experiment with molecular biology techniques, including gel electrophoresis, and cloning
  • Experience with cell line generation
  • Immunological techniques such as FACS and immunofluorescence

Additional Details

Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter, CV/resume and references.

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 As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
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