Research Associate

Oregon Health & Science University - Portland, OR4.0


Job Title Research Associate
Department School of Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry
Location RLSB 8N020
Work Unit Description
The School of Dentistry shares the mission of the Oregon Health & Science University to provide educational programs, basic and clinical research, and high quality care and community programs. We strive to foster an environment of mutual respect where the free exchange of ideas can flourish. The dental school prepares graduates in general dentistry and the dental specialties to deliver compassionate and ethical oro-facial health care.

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Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range
FTE: 1.0, Full Time
Schedule: Monday - Friday, Days
Salary Range: $41,812.42- $88,333.96 annually
Location: Portland, OR ( South Waterfront, RLSB)
Job Type: Research
Functions/Duties of Position
The Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials lab at OHSU School of Dentistry, affiliated to OHSU’s Center for Regenerative Medicine and Department of Biomedical Engineering, is recruiting a Post-doctoral researcher who can provide a full range of support, with minimal supervision, in the research laboratory. Must be able to work effectively with the principal investigator and co-supervise graduate students, and independently solve problems.

The position is primarily focused on bone (and potentially bone marrow) tissue engineering, which a special emphasis bioprinting, biomineralization and vascularization.

Experience with animal models of bone regeneration is required, and past experience with bone marrow functional assays will also be considered highly. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in biomedical engineering, biomaterials or stem cell research, a strong record of publications, a proven record of independence. A background in microfluidics will be considered highly. The position includes a modest amount of basic laboratory operations (basic instrumentation maintenance, general laboratory support, biosafety, ordering materials and supplies) and support with editing grants/manuscripts.

Job Requirements

Master’s degree with major courses in relevant field (Biomedical Engineering, Biomaterials, Stem Cell Biology, or related field) and 3 years of relevant experience
Three years of laboratory experience with tissue engineering, organs-on-a-chip, stem cell culture and hydrogels
Techniques required include stem cell culture, hydrogel synthesis, mechanical testing, electron and fluorescence microscopy, biomineralization, immunohistochemistry
Understanding of basic chemical principles and laboratory research
Willingness to learn new techniques and procedures
Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and time management skills
Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment
Able to conduct research in a multidisciplinary, fast paced research environment, occasionally with tight deadlines
Able to work independently, conducting biological and engineering related experiments with cells and biomaterials
Able to stand at a lab bench, sit at a microscope, perform laboratory manipulations, move and carry light lab equipment, perform image analysis experiments, operate computers and related software, communicate easily with co-workers and support staff, assist and instruct other lab members with scientific methods
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Previous experience in-vivo models of bone regeneration
Additional Details
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
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Referral Bonus Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount
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