The Senior Research Assistant will be responsible for specific sections of ongoing and newly funded projects using non-human primates in the study of aging roles of the immune, immunodeficiencies and SPF programs, which are a part of the Patho-Biology Division of VGTI/ONPRC of OHSU. An increased responsibility for managing labs or research units, training and supervising of students and RA\u2019s, and/or preparation of written reports and, as applicable, regulatory documentation. Performing a variety of laboratory procedures, including cell separation, immunoassays, and cell culture. Assist and/or perform surgeries of non-human primates, (including scheduling, and administration of drugs), and assistance with necropsies. Collection and preparation of blood samples, shipping and handling of animal tissues to various support laboratories; interact with the veterinary staff, animal care staff, surgical staff and in some cases to facilitate social environmental enrichment of non-human primates. Collection, data entry and statistical analysis of data and reporting of research findings in written and oral formats. General lab support duties, including maintenance of laboratory supplies and equipment, autoclaving and disposal of waste.
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