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 ONPRC Integrated Pathology Core (IPC) provides high-quality, state-of-the-art conventional and advanced histology, research pathology, microscopy, and image analysis services and expertise to investigators and pathologists at the institutional, regional, and national level in support of research using NHP models in studies relevant to human health and disease. The IPC serves research programs in neuroscience, reproductive and developmental biology, cardiometabolic health, immunology and infectious disease in NHP models as well as the histology needs of the Pathology Service Unit (PSU) in diagnostic support of the ONPRC NHP colony. The Research Assistant II consults with research and pathology staff to perform requests that meet the specific aims of each project. Laboratory duties including, printing slides and cassettes, accessioning samples, processing, embedding, paraffin and frozen sectioning, routine H&E and special staining, advanced IHC and RNAScope staining. Along with making solutions and routine equipment maintenance. Position requires general knowledge of universal precautions and willingness to work with Biosafety Level-2 agents and potentially hazardous chemical agents. Selected candidate will be provided with training as necessary.
Bachelors Degree with major courses in biological sciences
Manual dexterity, strength and fine motor skills to accurately perform pathology associated techniques
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to interact in a positive and productive manner and to work efficiently and skillfully with a variety of diverse staff
Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
Ability to communicate effectively in written, email and oral formats
Ability to work independently, in a small group setting, and one-on-one with collaborators and clients
Ability to prioritize work demands
Must think strategically and work efficiently to produce effective results within the time constrains of the position
Ability to lift five-gallon reagent containers is required
Moderate lifting and carrying (15-44 lbs.), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers and both hands
Ability to stand for long periods of time
Ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors
Ability to work with hazardous chemicals and hazardous biological substances
Work involves regular and recurring exposure to infectious agents such as tuberculosis, macacine herpesvirus 1 (B virus), simian immunodeficiency virus, and other pathogens
Work involves handling and exposure to extremely sharp cutting instruments; and caustic, flammable, noxious, toxic and/or carcinogenic chemical reagents and solutions
Work area includes solvents (degreasing agents) and working around machinery with moving parts
Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
Bachelors degree with major courses in Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, or related fields (or equivalent)
At least one year laboratory experience
Direct experience and knowledge of histological techniques and procedures
Experience involving tissue identification, fixation, processing, slide preparation, routine slide staining and daily operations of a histology laboratory
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