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Assistant Core Scientist

Company: Oregon Health & Science University Hospital
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:


The individual hired for this position will perform various duties for the Sterol Analysis Laboratory Core at OHSU under general supervision, including various standardized and routine or expert service functions in Core. May perform some assignments independently.

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The Laboratory PI, Dr. Andrea DeBarber, performs research and oversees the Sterol Analysis Laboratory Core that specializes in providing regulated bioanalytical services.

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Duties include processing biospecimens for testing, monitoring the performance of bioanalytical laboratory testing, reviewing and reporting test results, monitoring the completion of all testing. Experience operating and monitoring the performance of LC-MS/MS instrumentation is required for this position. Responsibilities may also include development and validation of LC-MS/MS testing methodology in compliance with regulatory guidelines. May train users in LC-MS/MS instrument operation. May include routine duties as directed and under supervision that include maintaining and calibrating laboratory analytical instruments and equipment; monitoring supplies inventory; environmental temperature monitoring; and performing computer database entries.

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Experience performing bioanalytical sample testing is preferred for this position, ideally in a regulated environment. Familiarity with high-throughput sample processing and analysis (96-well plate format) is preferred.

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Experience with operating SCIEX LC-MS/MS instrumentation and software (Analyst, MultiQuant) is preferred for this position.

Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail are critical for this position. Duties include preparation and review of documentation according to good documentation practices and preparation and review of regulatory documents.

Function/Duties of Position

  • Duties include processing biospecimens for testing, monitoring the performance of bioanalytical laboratory testing, reviewing and reporting test results, monitoring the completion of all testing.
  • Duties include preparation and review of documentation according to good documentation practices and preparation and review of regulatory documents. -
  • Responsibilities may also include development and validation of LC-MS/MS testing methodology in compliance with regulatory guidelines. -
  • May include routine duties as directed and under supervision that include maintaining and calibrating laboratory analytical instruments and equipment; monitoring supplies inventory; environmental temperature monitoring; and performing computer database entries. -
  • May train users in LC-MS/MS instrument operation and supervise students, volunteers and interns.

    Required Qualifications

    • Master's Degree in relevant field OR
    • Bachelor's with relevant coursework AND 1 year of relevant experience OR
    • Associates in relevant field AND 2 years of relevant experience OR
    • Equivalent skills sets as listed below, or combination of skills, education, experience.
    • Experience operating and monitoring the performance of LC-MS/MS instrumentation is required for this position.
    • Able to work in environment with exposure to human body fluid.
    • Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail are critical.
    • Ability to work independently and as a team member in a diverse multi-disciplinary environment.
    • Excellent multi-tasking and record keeping skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

      Preferred Qualifications

      • Experience performing bioanalytical sample testing is preferred for this position, ideally in a regulated environment.
      • Familiarity with high-throughput sample processing and analysis (96-well plate format) is preferred.
      • Experience with operating SCIEX LC-MS/MS instrumentation and software (Analyst, MultiQuant) is preferred for this position.

        Additional Details

        • This position typically works M-F during standard work hours, however flexible availability is required including occasional evenings and weekends. Exposure to typical lab environment, including chemicals, human body fluid, research samples, and research equipment.
        • Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time at lab bench and in front of a computer. Fine motor dexterity is required. An ability to stand for several hours may be required.

          All are welcome

          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 aaeo@ohsu.edu.

          As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Keywords: Oregon Health & Science University Hospital, Portland , Assistant Core Scientist, Other , Portland, Oregon

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