The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) is located12 miles westof 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.
The Research Assistant will provide technical support for ongoing research projects investigating the effects of maternal nutrition on offspring brain development and behavior in the nonhuman primate (NHP) model, including participating in studies that require direct work with NHPs. This position requires a reliable, detail oriented individual, with animal experience. The primary goal of this position will be timely, detailed coding of behavioral videos. Assistance with temperament tests, animal transport and sedation, data and sample organization will be required. Other duties will include maintaining lab and equipment cleanliness, organization and inventories. This position may require working weekends, holidays, and extended hours at times, as required by the scope of the position.
Bachelors Degree (4 yr) /No Experience, OR AA (2 yr) and 2 years of relevant experience OR No degree and 4 years of relevant experience
Ability to communicate effectively, in both written and oral formats
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
Ability to interact effectively with ONPRC investigators/staff and collaborators
Ability to prioritize work demands, and coordinate research protocols with other staff
Organizational skills and careful attention to details to satisfactorily perform job duties
High level of self-motivation and integrity
Ability to lift, carry, and move objects weighing over 50 lbs
Ability to stand for several continuous hours
Ability to code video and process data, sitting at computer for extended periods of time
Ability to work with hazardous chemicals and hazardous biological substances
Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with our without accommodation
Previous experience working with animals in a research or laboratory setting
Non-human primate handling experience
6 months or more experience using PowerPoint, Access, Adobe Photoshop or other graphics software, and GraphPad Prism
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