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Oregon Health & Science University Laboratory Assistant in Portland, Oregon

The OHSU Dermatology Research Division merges basic, clinical and translational research in epithelial cell cancers and dermatologic diseases.

Our basic and clinician-scientists are committed to innovative research on cancer and inflammation of skin with an impact on understanding causes and improving future treatment of muco-cutaneous diseases and providing more effective patient care. The Liu lab employs molecular (PCR, RNA & DNA preps, qRT-PCR), biochemical, and cellular biologic techniques and cultures primary tumor tissues to study cancer and inflammatory skin disease.

This temporary position will provide low-level research support to the Liu lab (10 hours/week) and general lab housekeeping support to the Research Division labs (8 hours/week). Responsibilities include:

  • Assists with standardized, routine procedures and/or tests, data collection and analysis, and the preparation of work reports

  • Performs lab housekeeping duties, including preparation of media, buffers, plasmids and stock solutions, and dishwashing

  • Autoclaves materials

  • Assists with the maintenance and organization of lab supplies and reagents

  • Other duties as assigned

This is a temporary position with a work schedule of approximately 18 hours per week from February to August, 2021. The location will be primarily in the Dermatology laboratories in CHH1, 14th floor.

  • 3 years of relevant experience (paid and/or unpaid work at any level)

  • Competent math skills

  • Experience with MS Excel

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

Recruitment ID: 2021-8235

External Company URL: dturner

Street: Waterfront

Post End Date: 5/16/2021

Job Type: AFSCME union represented

Posting Pay: $15.05 - $17.54 (hiring range)

Posting FTE: 0.45

Posting Schedule: M-F, varies

Posting Hours: To be determined (18 hrs/wk)

HR Mission: School of Medicine

Drug Testable: No