At OHSU's Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, we perform research aimed at promoting health, and reducing disease and disability among workers.
Functions/Duties of Position
The successful candidate will work on a variety of projects under the directions of Steven A. Shea (PI) and other faculty members as part of the Clinical Physiology and Chronobiology Program (CPCP). This research is aimed at understanding the effects of disturbed sleep and circadian rhythms on physiology and pathophysiology in humans. In particular, we are investigating the adverse health effects of shift work, including obesity, the mechanisms underlying the morning peak in adverse cardiovascular events (myocardial infarction, stroke), and how sleep and circadian rhythm may contribute to racial disparities in health. These studies will lead to interventions designed to improve the health, safety and well-being of night shift-workers and vulnerable populations.
Function/Duties of Position
Responsibilities with research projects in human volunteers includes coordinating the development of recruitment materials (e.g. online and print advertisements and surveys); medically screening volunteer research participants over the phone and in person; and collecting data using a variety of noninvasive physiological monitoring devices (e.g., EKG, blood pressure, breathing, sleep, core body temperature). With minimal supervision, the successful canadiate will set up, test and maintain equipment; and carry out administrative tasks as needed (e.g. preparing and submitting Institutional Review Board documents). Additionally, canidates may interact with external reseach sponsors, with supervision. The successful candidate will take the lead on overseeing and assisting with the training of residents, junior staff, fellows, and temporary personnel. The candidate is also expected to contribute significantly to data analysis and heavily assist with literature searches, preparing posters/presentations, manuscripts, and grant writing.
Bachelor's degree with major courses in field of research and 1-3 years of relevant experience
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
Good organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
Exercises discretion at all times when dealing with issues of a sensitive nature to maintain participant confidentiality
Exercises integrity at all times in regards to interactions with others and in performing research.
Technical aptitude and problem-solving skills
Ability to be self-motivated, prioritize effectively and achieve deadlines.
Ability to gather, compile, analyze and maintain, in a range of formats, information from a variety of sources, including research publications, web sources, and internal and external contacts.
Ability to work periodic overnight and weekend hours while monitoring research participants.
Bachelor's degree in a biological science field
Some experience in clinical research especially related to human subjects research.
Specialized experience in circadian rhythm or sleep research.
Specialized experience with computer programing and/or digital media.
Experience working effectively with racially and ethnically diverse populations.
Candidates should also have experience engaging with and recruiting from diverse communities.
Approximately 70% of working hours of this position are M-F and 8-5, the remaining time will include some evenings, overnight and weekends shifts in order to conduct our continuous data collect for in laboratory studies.
Physical demands & equipment usage:
Computer work, standing and sitting while using a computer or completing lab experiments, some lifting of equipment for laboratory setup and breakdown.
All are welcome
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