Portland VA Research Foundation
  • 16-Oct-2020 to 15-Dec-2020 (PST)
  • Research-Elliott
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • $16-$20
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health, dental, vision, 401(k), paid holidays, paid time off, life, disability, and transportation reimbursement

Job Title: Research Assistant


The goal of our laboratory is to investigate how to improve sleep in Veterans with traumatic brain injury and/or post-traumatic stress disorder. We recruit human subjects for participation in studies exploring applied physiological concepts and clinical trial focused interventional analyses. We seek highly motivated, driven, skilled, analytical, and creative individuals who can efficiently work independently and collaboratively in a team based environment.


  • Ability and willingness to work with multiple members of the laboratory and assist where needed with data entry and data analysis.
  • Ability to manage multiple ongoing projects, while assisting with smaller tasks as needed.
  • Attention to detail and punctuality.
  • Ability to stay highly organized with electronic management of large datasets.
  • Utilize teaching/leadership skills in order to help train rotating students and other volunteers.


  • Subject recruitment.
  • Data collection, entry, analysis and interpretation.
  • maintenance of REDCap database of human subjects.
  • Perform complex data analysis of large datasets using specialty software such as GraphPad Prism or R.
  • Learn how to present data, make figures/posters, write abstracts and manuscripts.
  • Train other personnel in the above techniques as needed.


Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelors of Science or Arts degree with 1-3+ years' experience in clinical research coordination


  • English speaking


  • High school to entry level college math recommended (i.e., algebra to calculus)
  • Basic level statistical knowledge (t-tests, ANOVAs, multiple linear regression, etc.)


  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, REDCap
  • Proficiency in design software such as Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Proficiency in statistical programs such as GraphPad Prism, SPSS, SAS or R
  • Proficiency or ability to learn programming basic languages such as dokuwiki, R, or python


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job:

  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; stand, walk and sit.
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel or crouch.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • While performing the duties of this position the employee may occasionally be exposured to toxic or toxic chemicals.

Apply online at http://www.pvarf.org  and include a CV and cover letter explaining your interest in the position. Cover letter should include description of recent work history as it relates to the specific responsibilities in the job announcement.

Portland VA Research Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin or age.





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