The Assistant Staff Scientist is part of the Infectious Disease Resource (IDR) management team at the Oregon National Primate Research Center, requiring knowledge of international, federal, state and local rules, regulations, and guidelines. A doctorate degree or doctorate of veterinary medicine degree and the ability to understand a wide variety of research protocols in sufficient detail to provide oversight/training of staff is required. This position will conduct surgeries/procedures and write detailed descriptions/records in support of the project to the principal investigator. The incumbent has a diverse range of responsibilities, which includes the following: support the Head of IDR with developing and coordinating nonhuman primate (NHP) infectious disease study plans; formulating budgets for NHP studies; and preparing and maintaining Institutional Animal Care and Use and Institutional Biosafety protocols for NHP studies. Additionally, the staff scientist will prepare Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) Animal Planning and Animal Assignment forms; coordinate/support NHP research protocols hosted by IDR; supervise technical staff; provide training for IDR technical staff; and provide technical expertise for surgical procedures and necropsies as appropriate for the individuals\u2019 training.
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 research. 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