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Pro Tem Research Assistant/Associate (Human Physiology) - Open Pool

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 9, 2021

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Pro Tem Research Assistant/Associate (Human Physiology) - Open Pool

Job no: 527378
Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants, Human Physiology

Department: Human Physiology
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
Applications will be reviewed as needs arise

Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to a completed online application, including names and contact information for three professional references, please upload a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please specify the research lab(s) that you are interested in (for a list of labs, go to:

Department Summary
The UO Department of Human Physiology is home to undergraduate and graduate students who desire strong training in human physiology and anatomy that will prepare them for careers in medicine, allied health professions, and biomedical research. Additionally, the department conducts cutting edge research in all aspects of physiology using animal and human models to study health and disease. The Department of Human Physiology is dedicated to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community that is committed to teaching, working, and conducting research in an open and accepting environment.

Position Summary
The Department of Human Physiology at the University of Oregon invites applications for potential research assistant and associate positions. Positions are available on an ongoing basis to conduct research within different research groups. Appointments are funding contingent and temporary in nature, potentially renewable for up to a total of three years. We encourage all applicants, regardless of race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation to apply.

Applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Bioengineering, Physiology, Biology, Neuroscience, Kinesiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Immunology, or a related field
  • Experience in a research laboratory

    Professional Competencies
  • Ability to prioritize work demands, and coordinate research protocols with staff, students, and faculty
  • Excellent organizational skills and careful attention to details
  • Ability to communicate effectively, in both written and oral formats
  • Ability to work both independently, in a small group setting, and one-on-one with students, other staff, and collaborators in a positive and productive manner
  • Ability to work efficiently and skillfully with a variety of diverse staff and collaborators
  • High level of self-motivation and integrity

    Preferred Qualifications (Not Required)
  • Master's or PhD degree
  • Proficient in basic laboratory skills
  • Peer-reviewed publications in relevant fields described above
  • Experience writing and/or amending IACUC and IRB protocols and/or other regulatory documents
  • Experience with university purchasing and travel

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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