Faculty - Pro Tempore
Prevention Science Institute
Review of Applications Begins
Immediately; applications will be reviewed as needs arise
Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications must include a cover letter, resume, and
contact information for three professional references.
Note: You don't have to match all the listed requirements exactly
to be considered for this role.
The Monitoring and Assessment
was created to develop and expand the university's testing capacity
for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The program recently
received additional funding through a
with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to provide
an opt-in SARS-CoV-2 (Covid) screening testing program for students
at public and private K-12 schools throughout Southwestern Oregon.
This program will be free for schools and parents/guardians and
will be an important tool to combat the spread of Covid in our
communities. More information about the K-12 program is available
The University of Oregon is one of OHA's partner laboratories in
this program and will provide testing to K-12 schools located in
Coos, Curry, Douglas Jackson, Josephine, and Lane Counties. Test
collections will begin in early September 2021 to help support a
safe in-person school experience for our younger Oregonians.
Housed within the Office of the Vice President of Research and
Innovation (OVPRI), MAP leverages the research strengths of the UO,
including expertise in genomics, data science, and prevention
science, and coordinates implementation of MAP's SARS-CoV-2 sample
collection and community testing efforts.
MAP has a number of immediate openings to support this exciting new
program. Position and application information is included with the
links below. Positions are funding contingent, limited-duration
appointments expected to run until at least June 2022.
Join our team and help support safe in-person learning for K-12
students in Oregon!
K-12 Office Specialist 2
K-12 Customer Service Liaisons
Student positions: Fall 2021
Position Summary - K-12 Courier
The K-12 Couriers will transport inventory and human biological
samples to various locations across the state. Responsibilities
include driving long distances, delivery and pick-up service of
collections and inventory, and solving logistical and scheduling
priorities. The incumbent is expected to act proactively to support
When applicable to the project, this position will coordinate the
collection of participant biospecimen samples which includes
managing inventory and organizing supply shipments in collaboration
with customer service liaisons and purchasing to ensure supplies
are available and kits provided to schools on schedule. This
includes answering questions regarding the collection process and
sample storage to minimize risk and ensure quality control.
This position will be responsible for HIPAA compliance,
facilitation of sample collections, ensuring collection and
completion of accompanying intake data, and assisting with
transport or mailing of samples for processing.
The position reports to the Covid-19 Logistics Manager and under
their direction will assist in troubleshooting and coordinating
with school and community partners and liaisons. This position will
work in tandem with one or two other couriers for scheduling, to
collaborate and problem solve.
A valid Oregon Driver's License and evidence of a good driving
record are required, and the ability to work shifts in full
personal protective equipment. Flexibility is required in regard to
work schedule and time; the applicant must be able to assist with
inclement weather and scheduling challenges as they arise.
Positions are funding contingent, one-year appointments.
- Bachelor's degree in a relevant field OR experience relevant to
the duties of this position (customer service, community
organizing, any medical experience, data collection,
- Valid Oregon Driver's License and evidence of good driving
record are required.
- Ability to work in a team environment and facilitate
cooperative interactions among employees and
- Strong communication skills and the ability to handle sensitive
and confidential situations with demonstrated poise, tact, and
- Exceptional time management skills, with a strong attention to
- Ability to manage multiple priorities with overlapping
deadlines and frequent interruptions while maintaining a high level
of customer service and professionalism
- Excellent verbal and written English communication skills to
obtain, provide, or exchange information with project collaborators
and staff, including a capacity for sensitivity, confidentiality,
and diligence with regard to human subjects information
- Demonstrated ability to engage with those of other cultures or
backgrounds as well as to develop knowledge of, respect for, those
from a broad array of cultures and backgrounds
- Demonstrated ability to learn, understand, explain, and comply
with university and government policies, rules, and
- Strong analytical and critical thinking skills and ability to
analyze, summarize, and effectively present
- Ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative
- Ability to represent the UO in a professional manner with a
diverse set of stakeholders including, investigators, staff,
administrators, students, and research participants
- Ability to manage complex environments in a calm, constructive,
and professional manner
Commercial Driver License or equivalent training and/or
Familiarity with Oregon Department of Education schools and its
Experience or training in biology, natural sciences, medical
operations and/or human subject research
Knowledge of participant tracking databases
Experience working with underserved communities
Experience working with both on-site and remote teams
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 http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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
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national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status,
disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity,
and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment
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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
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/528066/k12-courier