This position supports the work of the Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) Surveillance Laboratory in the Division of Comparative Medicine at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. Duties include performing virology and serology assays for the detection of viral infection in nonhuman primates; data analysis and management; sample processing and management; shipping samples to other labs; and routine laboratory duties such as inventory and ordering of supplies, preparing reagents and general tissue culture. The individual must be able to interact and communicate effectively with ONPRC investigators, animal care staff and collaborators. Work involves processing of biological samples potentially infected with a variety of pathogenic agents, including human and simian immunodeficiency viruses and herpesviruses (including Macacine herpesvirus 1), and working at Biosafety Level-2 or -3.
As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.The university is a conduit for learning for more than 2,800 students, providing training to interns, residents and fellows in postgraduate medical and r...esearch. It is the only place in Oregon that grants doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry and nursing. OHSU cares for more than 251,000 patients each year from around the region and takes a leadership role in contributing to solutions involving the health of the state and the nation, such as health care access and transparency, ethics and workforce shortage. Beyond providing critical health care services, quality education and cutting-edge research, OHSU also is a key economic and social force in the Northwest. With an annual operating budget of $2.06 billion and more than 14,000 employees, OHSU is Portland?s largest employer. Its size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in Oregon. For more information visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm