Research Assistant 2

    Portland, OR
    Similar jobs pay $11.50 - $17.72

    Job Description

    Department Overview

    At OHSU's Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, we perform research and innovation for a health workforce in order to improve the lives of workers through biomedical and occupational research.

    The successful candidate will work (~20 hours per week) on a variety of projects under the direction of Steven A. Shea, PhD, Director of the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, with immediate supervision by other faculty members or senior research staff. This research is aimed at understanding the effects of disturbed sleep and circadian rhythms on physiology and pathophysiology in humans. In particular, we are investigating the adverse health effects of shift work, the mechanisms underlying the morning peak in adverse cardiovascular events (myocardial infarction, stroke), and how sleep and circadian rhythm may contribute to racial disparities in health. These studies will lead to interventions designed to improve the health, safety and well-being of night shift-workers and vulnerable populations.

    Function/Duties of Position

    Responsibilities include data collection in human volunteers using a variety of noninvasive physiological monitoring devices (e.g., EKG, blood pressure, breathing, sleep, core body temperature); set up, test and maintain equipment. These measurement sessions in the laboratory will be on a variable schedule, including regular overnight and weekend shifts. When not making measurements in the laboratory other duties (mostly during the daytime) may include administrative tasks as needed (e.g. preparing and submitting Institutional Review Board documents, medically screen volunteer research participants over the phone and in person).

    Required Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degreewith no experience OR 2-year degree with 3 years relevant experience
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel.
    • Good organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities.
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
    • Exercises discretion at all times when dealing with issues of a sensitive nature to maintain participant confidentiality.
    • Exercises integrity at all times in regards to interactions with others and in performing research.
    • Technical aptitude and problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to work on a variable schedule including regular overnight and weekend hours while monitoring research participants.
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Some experience in clinical research especially related to human subjects research.
    • Specialized experience in exercise science, circadian rhythm, or sleep research.
    • Experience working effectively with racially and ethnically diverse populations.
    Additional Details

    Candidated with having experience working effectively with racially and ethnically diverse populations are highly encouraged to apply.

    Please upload a pdf document containing letter of introduction, resume/cv, and names and contact information of three references.

    All are welcome

    Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or

    Posting ID: 552622330Posted: 2020-05-27