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Oregon Health & Science University Research Assistant 2 in Beaverton, Oregon

The Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute (VGTI) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) has assembled a multidisciplinary team of scientists to respond to serious viral disease threats, including AIDS, chronic viral infection-associated diseases, newly emerging viral diseases and infectious diseases of the elderly. Our programs are intended to span the continuum between basic and clinical science, in which discoveries are rapidly advanced from the level of molecular and cellular biology through animal models and ultimately into clinical testing. The development of this unique program in immunology and virology provides an important training opportunity for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at OHSU. This is why an important part of our mission is the training of young scientists in newer academic disciplines emerging at the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute.

This position receives general supervision. Performs standardized, routine procedures and/or tests, and/or collects, abstracts, enters and/or analyzes data, prepares regulatory documents, and work reports. Innovation and problem solving expected. Some design of experiments or research studies and procedures to achieve project objectives. May have responsibility for one or more phases of a research project.

Please note that this position is at OHSU’s West Campus (Beaverton). Submit a resume, cover letter, and at least three references to be considered for this position.

Please note: It is our intent to move forward in filling this position; however, there will be a delay in finalizing the offer. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

  • Bachelor’s Degree (4 yr.) with major courses in field of research/No Experience or AA (2 yr.) and 3 years of relevant experience

  • Must be comfortable using computers (Mac, PC)

  • Willingness to work with animal samples which may contain pathogens dangerous to humans

  • Willingness to work in Biosafety Level 2 and 3 facilities

  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours

  • Will be assigned responsibility for ensuring important work is scheduled and completed according to schedule

  • Will be expected to attend necropsy events

  • Will be expected to perform a lab chore

  • Ability and willingness to work independently

  • Ability to carry and lift 10 lbs.

  • Ability to stand for three continuous hours a day

  • Ability to work on computer for five continuous hours a day

  • Ability to work flexible hours

  • Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

  • One year of experience

  • Laboratory experience, especially in sample processing

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

Recruitment ID: 2020-4117

External Company URL: dturner

Job Type: Research

Posting Pay: $35,568-$63,981

Posting FTE: 1.00

Posting Schedule: Schedule Varies

Posting Hours: Hours vary