Research is the primary focus of the Postdoctoral Researcher; however, typical duties and accountabilities include:
Conduct a specified program of research under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator/Project Leader.
Data collection, processing, and analysis.
Perform statistical analyses, including selecting the appropriate analysis procedure, setting up data for analysis, judging validity and reliability of data, designing and writing programs to perform analyses, and producing written reports on the result of the analyses.
Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as desired by the individual, or required by the Principal Investigator, Department, or OHSU in order to develop research skills and professional competencies.
Gain experience in the process of publication and grant writing.
Presentation of project results to internal and external parties.
Assist faculty researchers and other collaborators, or may act independently, in planning and designing research experiments; establishing priorities and recommending schedules, time tables and costs.
Acquire generic and transferable skills (project management, business skills, mentorship and leadership skills, professionalism, etc.)
Operate specialist scientific equipment.
Effectively use available technology to facilitate the success of the project.
Liaise with other OHSU departments, outside collaborators, and others to ensure success of the project.
Engage in fieldwork and writing of technical publications and reports.
May supervise staff, graduate assistants, or students.
May be responsible for training staff, graduate assistants, or students.
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