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 candidatewill work 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, including obesity, 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.
Responsibilities include with research projects in human volunteers including development of recruitment materials (e.g. online and print advertisements and surveys); medically screen volunteer research participants over the phone and in person; perform data collection using a variety of noninvasive physiological monitoring devices (e.g., EKG, blood pressure, breathing, sleep, core body temperature); set up, test and maintain equipment; and carry out administrative tasks as needed (e.g. preparing and submitting Institutional Review Board documents). The successful candidate will also be responsible fordata analysis and assist with literature searches, preparing posters/presentations, and help with grant writing.
Bachelors degreewith no experience OR 2-year degree with 3 years relevant experience
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
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 be self-motivated, prioritize effectively and achieve deadlines.
Ability to gather, compile, analyze and maintain, in a range of formats, information from a variety of sources, including research publications, web sources, and internal and external contacts.
Ability to work periodic overnight and weekend hours while monitoring research participants
Someexperience in clinical research especially related to human subjects research.
Specialized experience in exercise science, circadian rhythm, or sleep research.
Specialized experience with computer programing and/or digital media.
Experience working effectively with racially and ethnically diverse populations.
Please upload a pdf document containing letter of introduction, resume/cv, a writing sample, and names and contact information of three references.
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 [email protected]
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