Portland VA Research Foundation
  • 12-Jul-2021 to 10-Sep-2021 (PST)
  • Research - Doggett
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, Life & Disability, 401k, PTO

Job Title: Research Assistant I

Department: OHSU and PVAMC Division of Infectious Diseases


Research Assistant I for Apicomplexan Pathogen Drug Target Discovery:

Our research is focused on drug discovery for the apicomplexan pathogens, Toxoplasma, Plasmodium and Babesia. We use molecular biology and biochemistry techniques to identify new drug targets and develop new assays for testing the efficacy of experimental compounds.

The scope of the Research Assistant I position includes:

Performing drug efficacy experiments to determine the efficacy of experimental compounds and explore their underlying mechanisms. Beyond testing drug efficacy, the position would offer opportunities to genetically manipulate T. gondii to answer basic biological questions and to create new research tools based on the applicant's interest.


  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 2 years of lab experience
  • Applicants do not need to have prior experience in molecular parasitology, but familiarity with basic laboratory methods in molecular biology and biochemistry will be beneficial.

The joined campuses of the Portland VA Medical center and Oregon Health and Sciences University provide abundant opportunities for academic seminars and scientific collaboration with other molecular parasitology labs.

Publications highlighting our research can be found at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=doggett+js

All Are Welcome

Portland VA Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization. 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

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.

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