13486: Research Assistant

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Research Assistant - Archive

Posting: 13486
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2014-02-02

FTE: 0.75 fixed term

Initial appt one year salaried

Annual base rate for 12 month appt:

Project term:

Essential Functions:

The Department of Anthropology is currently seeking a part-time (0.75 FTE) Research Assistant to join a laboratory studying human biology and to assist researchers on the World Health Organization’s Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE).  The FTE may increase in the future depending on need, funding and performance.  Duties will include ordering laboratory supplies, maintaining laboratory equipment and accurate records of laboratory activities, performing various laboratory experiments/assays including ELISA and qPCR.  The position will likely involve periodic travel to health laboratories in participating SAGE countries such as China, Russia, India, Mexico, South Africa, and Ghana; therefore, a willingness to travel internationally and a valid passport are essential.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:

B.A. or B.S. in Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biology, Psychology, or a related field and prior experience in a research laboratory are required.  Candidates with advanced degrees are highly desirable.  Preferred qualification is knowledge and familiarity with enzyme immunoassay, minimally-invasive biomarker collection (e.g., saliva and blood spots), qPCR, and basic molecular techniques.  Experience with biostatistics, global public health, and international travel are also highly desirable.  The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds, and with international collaborators from the World Health Organization and its affiliated laboratories. 

The University of Oregon has over 16,000 undergraduate students and approximately 4,000 graduate students.  Of these there are 2,706 U.S. students of color and 1,175 international students.  The university has an institutional commitment to diversity and multiculturalism, and actively supports this goal.  The UO is known for its spirit of cooperation and collaboration, and for its ability to provide a variety of personal and professional opportunities that make a difference.

Candidates with experience serving the needs of diverse populations are strongly desired.

Application Procedure and closing dates:

Initial appointment is for one year with salary commensurate with education and experience.  Renewal of position is reviewed yearly based on performance and funding.  This position is eligible for benefits.

Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references by e-mail to Josh Snodgrass (jjosh@uoregon.edu).  To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by December 3, 2013. The position will remain open until filled.  The University of Oregon is an EO/AA/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity.