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Legacy Health Research Student - Internship in Portland, Oregon

Innovative research paves the way for improved patient outcomes. You can be a part of the research that’s driving new treatments and procedures at Legacy.

Temporary (8-12 weeks) position working full time (40 hours a week).


The student will be assisting on a project looking at the neurobiological effects of obesity. Student researchers should have minimal laboratory experience gained from relevant coursework in biology, chemistry, and/or related courses. The accepted applicant will be carefully trained in all techniques, which may include immunohistochemistry, microscopic imaging (confocal), image analysis (ImageJ/Leica), Western blotting, cell culture, and/or immunocytochemistry. Preferred applicants will have existing experience in these techniques

The Research Student works as a contributing member of a research team in an established laboratory of a Principal Investigator (PI). Supervision of this position could be directly by the PI, other researcher including a staff scientist, postdoctoral fellow or other key personnel. The Research Student position is offered to provide hands-on experience in a variety of research areas that might include organizing surveys, collecting and managing data, basic neuroscience laboratory skills (e.g., neuroanatomic, neuropharmacologic, molecular biological, neurophysiologic, biochemical, image analysis, literature search/reading and/or assisting on different research projects), clinical, or biomechanical engineering. Responsibilities will vary depending on the focus of the research laboratory or nature of the research project.


Current enrolment in an undergraduate or graduate program required. Completed coursework on the research project topic is preferred.


Professional experience is not required. Entry level experience in the sciences is preferred.

Demonstrated interest in science/research and background in biological sciences, neurosciences, physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, psychology, biomechanical engineering, or other related field.


Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in Action.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled

Posting Title: Research Student - Internship

Job Req #: 21-16767

Name: Research Administration

FTE for each opening (not total FTE across all openings for multiple openings). If less than 1.0 please enter leading 0 before the decimal, e.g. 0.2: 1.00

Job_Commensurate with Experience: USD $14.00/Hr. - USD $14.00/Hr.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Union: Non-union

Work Days: Mon-Fri, occasional weekends

Shift Start Time (HH:MM AM or PM): 08:00 AM

Shift End Time (HH:MM AM or PM): 04:30 PM

External Company Name: Legacy Health

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Street: 1225 NE 2nd Ave