At OHSU's Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences our mission is to "Improving the lives of workers through biomedical and occupational research."
Functions/Duties of Position; The successful candidate will serve as the project leader under the direction of Dr. Saurabh Thosar (PI). Dr. Thosars lab is a part of the Clinical Physiology and Chronobiology Program and is located within the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at OHSU. Work on multiple projects is expected.
The overall research program involves investigating the interactions between physical inactivity, sleep, circadian rhythms, and cardiovascular disease. Primary duties will include developing scientific ideas, writing grant applications and manuscripts, data collection and management, and supervision of research assistants. The successful candidate will be proficient in project management and independently monitoring study operations, budget management and managing human subjects IRB protocols and modifications. Shift work and weekend work (including night-time data collection) is expected. Additional duties can include overseeing and managing research equipment, materials, and logistics (with the assistance of research assistants).
Experience with making measurements in human physiology, data analysis, and overseeing research studies is required. Experience with physical activity or sleep and circadian studies, measurement of cardiovascular and metabolic variables (e.g. vascular function assessment, microneurography, etc.) and accelerometry are desirable.
PhD/ MD degree with relevant training.
Human clinical research experience
PhD/MD degree with at least 1 year of relevant experience.
Experience and expertise in cardiovascular physiology.
Experience managing or coordinating a multi-year research project.
Supervision/mentoring experience and skills.
Ability to create project plans and timelines, prioritize and delegate work to meet project milestones, and think ahead to anticipate and mitigate problems.
Topical knowledge or expertise in sleep and exercise.
Ability to be self-motivated, to prioritize effectively and achieve deadlines.
To apply please upload a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae/Resume, contact information for three academic/professional references, and a writing sample.
Working hours of this position will vary but are mostly M-F and 8-5 with occasional evenings and weekends.
Computer work, standing and sitting for long periods of time while using a computer or completing lab experiments. Following appropriate safety procedures with appropriate personal protective equipment (when applicable). Occasional moving of equipment (for material >50 lbs., hand trucks, dolleys, and material moving equipment are expected to be used), Job duties include handling body fluids and can result in exposure to radiation.
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