Open Opportunities

Neurology - Acupuncture Research

This is a great opportunity to get involved in cutting edge acupuncture mechanistic research, focused on acupuncture's effects on the peripheral nervous system.

Volunteer Positions: We have openings for 2 volunteers to assist with various phases of research including participant recruitment, testing and data collection, and other scholarly activities. Volunteers work under the supervision of Principal Investigator, Dr. Alexandra Dimitrova.

Eligibility:  Bachelor's degree preferred, but will consider an exceptionally qualified college junior or senior. General computer knowledge, basic Microsoft Excel to enter and edit data, Microsoft Outlook, excellent people and communication skills, ability to follow directions and work independently, attention to detail.

Commitment Requirements: Must be available at least 5 hours per week on Tuesday and make a 1-year commitment.

Interested? Contact:  for more information and to submit an application consisting of your resume and a statement of interest/goals.

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Clinical Research in Pulmonary and Critical Care & Sleep Medicine (PRISM)

PRISM research team performs phase II-IV clinical trials in pulmonary clinics and hospital settings. We have multiple ongoing clinical trials in conditions like pulmonary artery hypertension, COPD, and acute respiratory distress syndrome. We accept highly disciplined volunteers to conduct chart reviews of study subjects/patients using electronic medical records (EPIC) and enter the information in a secure database and support research coordinators. Volunteers are expected to be available at least two half days (8 hours) a week for a period of 12 months. Our offices are located onthe 1st floor of Emma Jones Hall, Room 121. Shadowing opportunities will be offered to our volunteers after completion of 6 months of volunteering with PRISM.

Eligibility: Intended for pre-medical students interested ingaining research experience before applying to medical school. International medical graduates interested in gaining experience in phase 2 and phase 3 clinical trials in pulmonary critical care and sleep medicine may also apply.

For more information visit the Pulmonary Clinics website.Clinical trial

 

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Clinical Research Investigative Studies Program (CRISP)

Exposes volunteers to research methods and clinical medicine by spending time collecting data and observing unfettered rhythms of patient care in the OHSU Emergency Department.  

Eligibility: For highly disciplined and motivated pre-medical students who plan to go into a field of clinical medicine.  

Commitment Requirements: Minimum 1 year commitment. Additional requirements apply - please contact program for details.

Interested? Contact:

For more information visit the CRISP website.

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CPR-EM Syncope Project Internship

medOur Coordinating center, Dr. Benjamin Sun, and his research team are looking for volunteer interns to conduct follow-up calls to study participants across 12 research sites nationwide in his Syncope project. This is a great opportunity to help out, and better get to know, the OHSU Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine (CPR-EM). Our CPR-EM faculty are fully supportive of the research volunteers and readily available to help discuss future career plans as well as assist volunteers in whatever manner possible required to advance toward their career goals. Educational opportunities will also be available to those interested to gain valuable exposure in conducting a multi-center clinical research project. Shadowing opportunities will be offered by our core CPR-EM faculty upon completion of 6 months of volunteering with the Syncope call group.

Eligibility: 18 years or older. Must be detail oriented, timely, and professional. Basic knowledge of computer application software is preferred. Previous exposure to a research is recommended, but not required. Intended for students interested in gaining research experience before applying to PA, nursing, public health or medical school.

Commitment Requirements: Project will end in September 2016 can volunteer beyond that

Interested? Contact

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Department of Surgery - Innovation Intern

The Department of Surgery's Surgical Innovation Program is currently accepting applications for new team members. Innovation Interns will work closely with the Innovation Staff, Institutional Partners and Investigators to bring their Mentor's novel ideas to life. This will include shadowing in the Operating Room and Clinic, market analysis, design conception and business plan development.

Primary Duties: The primary duties for this position are market analysis, design conception and business plan development.

Eligibility: We are seeking applicants with the confidence to work independently, are proficient with Microsoft office, and are enthusiastic about research. Applicants must be over the age of 18 and are either currently enrolled in College, are a Post-Bac, Medical Student, or Foreign Medical Graduate. Preference will be given to students with research, medical and engineering backgrounds.

Commitment: Due to the training and investment, volunteers are required to volunteer 15-20 hours per week for at least 9 months.

Interested? Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter explaining your interest in joining the Surgical Innovation Program to

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Intracranial Hypertension Registry

To assist the Research Coordinator with the ongoing enrollment and management of patients in the Intracranial Hypertension Registry. Duties include: Data entry into a customized database (4D) and Microsoft Excel;use Microsoft Office to create mailing labels;use Microsoft Outlook to send formatted emails;assist with mailing patient questionnaires or newsletters;assist with the tabulation of survey information;review patient files and extract pertinent information;assist with managing new and existing patients.

Eligibility: General computer knowledge;ability to answer phones, take accurate messages;excellent people and communication skills;ability to follow directions and work independently;write legibly.

Commitment Requirements: Be available for a minimum of 10 hours per week.

Interested? Contact:

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OHSU Library

Volunteers are welcomed to serve in a variety of capacities, depending upon experience, educational background, time available, and interest. Examples of library volunteer activities are:

  • Contribute to library digitization projects (e.g., descriptive metadata input and OCR text correction)
  • Working on special inventory or cataloging projects
  • Processing archival materials
  • Intern at the library (for library school and library assistant students)

Eligibility: At least 16 years of age. Additional requirements vary - see website.

Commitment Requirements: At least 40 hours total (no duration specified). Additional requirements vary - see website.

Interested? Contact:  or 503-494-6029

For more information visit the OHSU Library website

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Psychiatry - ADHD Study

The ADHD Research Study at OHSU is currently examining attention, heart rate, brain imaging, and cognitive functioning in children 7 to 11 years of age. This study is under the direction of Professor Joel Nigg, Ph.D. in the Department of Psychiatry and is an excellent opportunity for students interested in research and future graduate study. We are currently looking for student volunteers to assist with testing, data collection, and data entry. Students will be in direct contact with children and their parents and will gain useful experience with child and adult cognitive achievement and physiological tests. Students will also gain experience with state of the art software for data entry, cleaning and analysis. Duties may include administering child and parent cognitive and academic tests (WISC, WIAT, WAIS, WRAT, etc.);conducting child physiological readings and computerized tasks;scoring and data entry;and other general laboratory duties in support of the goals of the study.

Eligibility: Must be a junior, senior, or post bac (or have exceptional qualifications). Coursework in child abnormal or developmental psychology, physiology, child behavior, and statistics is preferred/ beneficial. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Must have evening and Saturday availability. Must be detail oriented, organized, timely, and professional. Basic knowledge of computer application software (Systat, SPSS, Excel, Eprime) is preferred.

Commitment Requirements: 3 shifts per week for at least 5 months and be available for two lab meetings per month.

Interested? Contact: e-mail for information and an application.

For more information visit the ADHD Study website.

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Spina Bifida National Registry Initiative Research Study

The Spina Bifida National Registry Initiative Research Study at OHSU is currently enrolling and tracking outcomes data on clinic patients with Spina Bifida, a developmental congenital disorder. This study is an excellent opportunity for students interested in research and future graduate study. We are currently looking for student volunteers to assist with data collection, and data entry and tracking of longitudinal outcomes.

Students will gain useful research experience and will also gain experience with National registry software programs for data entry and analysis. Duties may include assisting with data collection and data entry and other general office duties in support of the goals of the study.

Eligibility: Must be a college junior, senior, or post bac (or have exceptional qualifications). Coursework family and human services, psychology and/or interest in developmental disabilities is preferred/ beneficial. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Must be detail oriented, organized, timely, and professional. Basic knowledge of computer application software is preferred.

Commitment Requirements: 12 hours per week for at least 5 months

Interested? Contact: for information and an application

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Trauma Research Associates Program (T-RAP)

T-RAP provides volunteers with first-hand exposure to clinical research at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), the only academic Level-1 Trauma Center in Oregon.

The focus of our IRB approved study is to compile a prospective registry of complications in critically-ill patients admitted to the Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at OHSU. Our volunteers conduct chart reviews of patients using electronic medical records (EPIC) and enter the information in a secure database.  They attend daily rounds in the Trauma Intensive Care Unit, where medical students, residents, and attending physicians evaluate laboratory/imaging results, pertinent exam findings, and treatment plans. Additionally, T-RAP volunteers attend the Trauma Conference or grand rounds to listen to speakers present on topics such as abdominal aortic aneurysms and nosocomial bacteremia.

Our group is seeking to recruit highly motivated individuals who are excited about conducting clinical research within the Department of Surgery's Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery at OHSU.

Eligibility: The program invites applications from currently enrolled undergraduate/graduate students and college graduates. Applicants must have a 3.0 minimum GPA and demonstrate a working knowledge of computers, a strong work ethic, and an eagerness to learn in a collaborative environment.

Commitment Requirements: A minimum one-year commitment to the program; one four-hour data entry shift every week; monthly T-RAP group meetings.

Contact: Trauma Research Associates Program Mailbox at  For more information, visit the Trauma Research Associates Program website.

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OHSU ThinkFirst Oregon

Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Prevention ProgramOHSU ThinkFirst Oregon is a non-profit injury prevention program focused on reducing the incidents of brain and spinal cord injury in Oregon's youth. Through innovative classroom presentations and community outreach, ThinkFirst's programs are designed to help young children and teens develop lifelong safety habits to minimize their risk of sustaining brain, spinal cord or other traumatic injuries. Most importantly, ThinkFirst teaches young people ways to avoid behaviors and situations that put them at risk. Our message is that you can enjoy a fun, exciting life and be safe if you "think first" and use your mind to protect your body."

Eligibility: if only volunteering at a couple events, we ask that volunteers be at least 16 years of age. If 14 years of age and under a parent/guardian must be present throughout the volunteer shift. If volunteering at more than 2 events, we encourage volunteers to fill out/register to become an OHSU Volunteer through Research and Academic Volunteer services – There is at least a 1 year commitment.

Volunteer Responsibility: helping ThinkFirst educate the community on brain and spinal cord injury prevention through talking about brain/spinal cord anatomy, through running activities and helping to fit bike helmets.

Commitment Requirements: 1 shift at our summer events (with benefits for volunteers who volunteer at 3 or more events – a bike helmet to take home).

Interested? Fill out this survey to see if you qualify!

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21BrainStudy in the Developmental Brain Imaging Lab (DBIL)

Developmental Brain Imaging LabThe 21BrainStudy in the Developmental Brain Imaging Lab(DBIL) is in the Department of Psychiatry and is led by Principal Investigator Dr. Bonnie Nagel. The 21BrainStudy focuses on how personal alcohol habits and family history may impact the brain and cognition.

This is a great opportunity students interested in pursuing graduate study to gain experience working directly with participants and fMRI data collection.

The primary duties will include assisting with study visits, particularly structural and functional MRI scans, by preparing participants and assisting scan operators throughout the MRI session. Other duties include data entry, posting recruitment flyers at local businesses and college campuses, conducting initial prescreening of potential study subjects over the phone, and quality assessment of imaging data.

Eligibility: All applicants must be 21+ years of age. Must be a junior or senior in college, or completed Bachelor's degree in relevant field (or have exceptional qualifications). Strong interpersonal skills are a must. Course work in psychology, biological psychology, and statistics is preferred/ beneficial. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Must have evening and/or Saturday availability. Must be professional and organized. Basic knowledge of computer application software (SPSS and Excel) is preferred.

Commitment Requirements: 8-10 hours per week for at least one year. Must have at least 2 evenings (5:00 p.m. –11:00 p.m.) available per week (actual schedule may vary).

Interested? Please send your resume or CV and availability to .  

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Knight Cancer Institute's Center for Hematologic Malignancies Clinical Trials

The Knight Cancer Institute's Center for Hematologic Malignancies Clinical Trials group is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist 30+ research staff in conducting clinical trials. Duties will include couriering research drug across campus, packing and delivering shipments to the OHSU Shipping Office, research data entry, organizing and filing research documents, preparing supplies for upcoming visits, collecting signatures from clinical trial investigators and general office organization. Other duties will be assigned, based on needs of the clinical trials group. Volunteers will gain useful research experience and will also gain an overall understanding of the day-to-day operation of oncology clinical trials. Successful volunteers may receive a letter of recommendation.

Eligibility: 18 years of age or older; able to work independently and as part of a team; flexible. Must be able to lift 20 pounds and walk long distances, frequently.

Commitment Requirements: Minimum of 8 hours per week.

Interested? Contact: , Clinical Research Manager

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NW Center for Voice & Swallowing

The OHSU NW Center for Voice & Swallowing (NWCVS) provides multi-disciplinary care for voice and swallowing disorders. NWCVS also conducts research in the areas of voice disorders, airway management, head and neck cancer, dysphagia, pediatric voice, teaching and training, augmentative and alternative communication, and communication and aging.

Volunteer Program: We are currently accepting 2 research assistant volunteers to assist with various phases of research including participant recruitment, testing and data collection, and scholarly activities. Duties also may include other general laboratory tasks in support of NWCVS goals. Volunteers work under the supervision of a Principal Investigator.

Eligibility: Volunteers should be an undergraduate student, a post bac (or have exceptional qualifications), graduate student, or a medical student or resident interested in gaining clinical-translational research experience. Coursework in otolaryngology, communication disorders, human physiology, respiratory physiology, and statistics is preferred/beneficial. Volunteers must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. They must be detail-oriented, organized, timely, and professional. Volunteers with a basic knowledge of computer application software (Word, Excel) are preferred.

Commitment Requirements: Volunteers are expected to be available for at least two ½ day shifts (4-5 hours) per week for a minimum of 1 year. Scheduling is flexible. Volunteers also must be available for a monthly lab meeting.

Knight Cancer Institute's Adult Solid Tumor Clinical Trials

The Knight Cancer Institute's Adult Solid Tumor Clinical Trials group is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist 30+ research staff in conducting clinical trials. Duties will include couriering research drug across campus, processing blood samples, packing and delivering shipments to the OHSU Shipping Office, research data entry, organizing, scanning, and filing research documents, preparing supplies for upcoming visits, collecting signatures from clinical trial investigators and general office organization. Other duties will be assigned based on needs of the clinical trials group. Volunteers will gain useful research experience and will also gain an overall understanding of the day-to-day operation of oncology clinical trials.

Eligibility: 18 years of age or older; able to work independently and as part of a team; flexible. Must be able to lift 20 pounds and walk long distances frequently.

Commitment Requirements: Minimum of 8 hours per week.

Interested? Contact:

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Knight Cancer Institute Clinical Trial Finance Internship

The Knight Cancer Institute's Clinical Trial Finance team is looking for interns who are interested in gaining experience in clinical trial financial management. The main project will be to ensure clinical research billing schedules for a portfolio of around 250 clinical trials match visits schedules in the OHSU Clinical Research Management System, eCRIS. Occasional duties will include communication with clinical trial funders to ensure up to date contact information and timely billing, as well as assisting with invoicing, filing, organizing, and other general administrative duties.

Eligibility: 18 years of age or older; able to work independently and as part of a team; flexible. Must be able to lift 20 pounds and walk short distances.

Commitment Requirements: Minimum of 20 hours per week

Interested? Contact: Bethany Wollam (wollamb@ohsu.edu), Assistant Director of Clinical Research Management

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OHSU Research Development –Strategic Planning

OHSU Research Development is currently accepting applications for new volunteer team members for strategic planning. Research development encompasses strategic, proactive, catalytic, and capacity-building activities that allow individual faculty members, teams of researchers, and OHSU to attract extramural research funding and use its institutional resources wisely and well. Many research development professionals have advanced degrees, and it is a promising career alternative for STEM Ph.Ds.

OHSU's research development office was established in 2004. This year, a major goal is to develop a strategic plan for research development to take OHSU into its next phase. Strategic planning interns will work closely with the Research Development leadership and staff, institutional partners and OHSU faculty to identify needs, strengths, and opportunities for central research development at the university. This will include meeting and shadowing various activities, considerable data analysis, and strategic plan development.

Primary Duties: The primary duties for this position are gathering data, data management, performing institutional data analysis, and plan development. Depending on interest, we may also consider editorial interns who would like to gain experience editing proposals. Interns will gain valuable, translatable skills in data analysis, competitive intelligence analysis, strategic planning, and, depending on interest, proposal development.

Eligibility: We are seeking applicants with the confidence to work independently, who are proficient with Microsoft office(Excel) and other database tools, who are enthusiastic about putting their research training to work in a new context to help OHSU, and who can present well. Applicants must be either currently enrolled in graduate school or be postdoctoral fellows. Preference will be given to trainees with research backgrounds.

Commitment: We are looking for a commitment of five to ten hours per week for 6 months.

Interested? Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter explaining your interest in joining the Research Development Strategic Planning Team to Rachel Dresbeck, Ph.D. at .

 

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OBGYN Global Women's Health Program

Volunteer will be working with the Administrative OBGYN team to create a website for our Global Women's Health Program. Volunteers will learn about the technical workflow of website development, learn about global women's health projects within OHSU's Global Women's Health program, and will contribute towards supporting the department's ability to communicate, raise awareness of, and support global health missions and educational opportunities.

Eligibility: At least 18 years of age. Experience with Graphic User Interface software (GUI). Interest in women's health, global health, and/or website development is preferred.

Commitment Requirements: Attend a CommonSpot training after the onboarding process to gain access to our GUI software. At least 2 hours per week until website is up and running.

Interested? Please email Angela Espinosa at espinoan@ohsu.edu for application information.

Vascular Surgery Internships Program (VIP)

This position broadly supports multiple ongoing clinical research projects under the direction of Vascular Surgical Staff. This intern will be assisting with the maintenance of clinical research projects for the IRB approved studies. They will be highly involved in the retrospective studies and periodically assist with the prospective studies. Throughout their experience, the interns will be involved in multiple research projects, data abstraction, study and data management, regulatory support and assist with medical visits and understand the framework, practices and procedures of clinical research in vascular surgery. Interns will have the ability to participate in journal clubs, bi-weekly research meetings, and other related research meetings. If the projects are successfully completed during the internship period, their name will be added to publications. Successful interns will also receive a letter of recommendation for their professional portfolio.

Eligibility: Motivated undergraduate/ graduate and medical students interested in gaining research experience. Applicants must be detail oriented, professional, with strong communication skills and capacity to work independently. Applicants must be over the age of 18

Commitment: 10 hours per week from Monday through Friday preferred. A minimum commitment of 9 months is required.

Interested? Please send a cover letter and resume to

Oregon Clinical and Translation Research Institute (OCTRI) Study Coordinator

One or two volunteers needed in our study coordinator services department. Gain invaluable insight into the world of clinical and translational research by assisting our study coordinators in organizing research activities and conducting study visits. Volunteers will answer general inquires and serve as a generally welcoming resource for patients, escort subjects to study visits, transport samples, organize supplies, provide administrative and recruitment support, and assist on special projects. Volunteers may also assist our bionutrition staff in the research kitchen.

Eligibility: Highly motivated individuals with an interest in healthcare, medicine, nutrition, public health, and/or clinical research. Previous exposure to a research is recommended, but not required.

Commitment requirements: Monday-Friday with variable hours between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. 8-12 hrs per week with at least a 6-month commitment.

Interested? Contact Brenna Park-Egan at parkegan@ohsu.edu for more information. Please include a resume and a short statement of interest.

For more information visit the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute website: (http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/centers-institutes/octri/)

Developmental Brain Imaging Lab (DBIL)

developmental brain imagingThe Developmental Brain Imaging Lab(DBIL) is in the Department of Psychiatry and is led by Principal Investigator Dr. Bonnie Nagel. Dr. Nagel has been studying brain development in healthy and at-risk adolescents and young adults (ages 14-25) for several years.

This is a great opportunity students interested in pursuing graduate study to gain experience working directly with participants and fMRI data collection.

The primary duties will include preparing participants to assist with fMRI scans by preparing participants for their MRI and assisting the scan operator throughout the MRI and potentially with some data entry and processing down the line depending on study needs

Eligibility: Must be a junior or senior in college, or post bac (or have exceptional qualifications). Coursework in psychology, biological psychology, and statistics is preferred/ beneficial. Must have a minimum GPA of3.0. Must have afternoon, evening, or Saturday availability. Must be professional and organized. Basic knowledge of computer application software (SPSS and Excel) is preferred.

Commitment Requirements: 8-10hours per week for at least one year.

Interested? Please send your resume or CV and availability to .   

For more information visit the DBIL Lab website

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Novel Interventions in Children's Healthcare (NICH)

Psychologists in the Institute on Development and Disability, including Drs. David Wagner and Michael Harris, are looking for volunteers to help with the evaluation of Novel Interventions in Children's Healthcare (NICH). The NICH program serves youth with a range of complex medical conditions (e.g., type 1 diabetes, end-stage renal disease, cystic fibrosis, chronic pain) and psychosocial vulnerabilities (e.g., insufficient access to resources, mental health issues, involvement with foster care system). We are looking for volunteers to assist with data collection as we evaluate the ability of NICH to meet the triple aim: improving health, improving care, and reducing medical costs.

This is a great education and training opportunity for those interested in research about social vulnerabilities in a pediatric population and in pursuing graduate study in psychology or pediatrics. Volunteers get to attend clinical and lab meetings and gain knowledge and skills related to research methodology, chronic medical conditions, and practices in pediatric psychology.

Primary responsibilities: Collecting and entering health/medical utilization data, assisting with literature reviews and other activities related to publication, potentially assisting parents and adolescents in completing treatment evaluation forms.

Location: OHSU main campus: Child Development and Rehabilitation Center (CDRC) (although some data collection may occur in the community)

Eligibility: Must be a college junior, senior, or postbac. Must be comfortable interacting with individuals with diverse backgrounds in the hospital and community. Previous experience with adolescents and families, as well as access to reliable transportation, a plus, but not required.

Commitment: Requesting a minimum 9-month commitment.

Interested? Please send Natalie Koskela (koskela@ohsu.edu) a letter of interest, a resume and/or vita, and the names and contacts of two individuals who can provide professional references.

Pediatric Nephrology Research

OHSU Best Children's HospitalThe Pediatric Nephrology Department is actively involved with many ongoing national clinical trials including longitudinal observation studies, rare diseases, pharmacokinetics,and investigator initiated research. Volunteers will assist research coordinators with study visits, data collection, data entry, and other scholarly activities with opportunities for networking and participation in publications. We are recruiting volunteers who are enthusiastic about research and would like to gain experience in working with pediatric clinical trials.

Eligibility: Completion of bachelor degree in science field is preferred but will consider exceptionally qualified applicants. Pre-medical students are encouraged to apply. Must be detail oriented, organized, timely, and professional. Basic knowledge of computer application software preferred.

Commitment Requirements: 6-16 hours per week for least 6 months.

Interested? Please e-mail Kira Clark at with a CV and cover letter.

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TTBD Interns provide a valuable service by assisting with technology development and the transition of technology from laboratory to market for the benefit of the public. In return, interns gain valuable knowledge and skills that can be applied in a wide range of professions. Past TTBD interns have gone on to pursue careers in technology transfer, patent law, and startup development.

Eligibility: Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in a life science, a physical science, and/or engineering; be pursuing or have received a graduate-level degree in science, medicine, engineering, business, or law; and have an interest in intellectual property, technology transfer, and/or business development as a career goal. Applications for the 2018-2019 year must be received by Aug. 3, 2018.

Commitment Requirements: One year from Oct. 1, 2018 - Sept. 27, 2019. Interns are expected to volunteer 8 to 10hours per week in the TTBD office with limited time off.

Interested? Please see TTBD Careers & Internships website
(http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/techtransfer/about/jobs-internships.cfm)for
application instructions. Contact Nicole Garrison (
) with questions.

For more information visit the TTBD website ((http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/techtransfer/)

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Knight Cardiovascular Institute Cardiac Electrophysiology VolunteersKnight cardiovascular

About This Position:

Volunteers will work under Larisa Tereshchenko MD, PhD. The lab runs several clinical trials, observational studies, and population studies within the subspecialty discipline of cardiac electrophysiology. Our work is primarily focused on studying patients at risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD), but also patients who are indicated for or who have received cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) e.g. pacemakers or implantable defibrillators.

Volunteers can expect to learn the fundamentals of clinical trial and study coordination within cardiology. They will work 1-on-1 with Dr. Tereshchenko to help achieve study milestones, and in addition, they will work with our post-doctoral fellow to analyze and review electrocardiograms (ECGs). This is an excellent opportunity to bolster research experience in preparation for medical school or further graduate education. Volunteers who make significant contributions to the lab can expect authorship on peer-reviewed publications and will also be given the opportunity write their own papers as a first author.

Applicants do not need prior knowledge of ECGs or cardiovascular physiology; however, they must demonstrate a willingness to learn these concepts during their time as a volunteer. Patient visits occur several times a month—volunteers may be asked to learn 12-Lead ECG electrode placement in order to recruit future subjects. Priority consideration will be given to those who can work throughout the school year.

This volunteering position will take place at OHSU Multnomah Pavilion, starting in July 2018.

Required:

-Currently enrolled (or previous completion) in undergraduate or graduate school with interest to pursue medical school or other health professional degrees

-Willing to work through the summer and school year

-Prior completion or enrollment in undergraduate or graduate coursework in basic human physiology

-Excellent verbal communication skills and ability to work with patients and colleagues from diverse backgrounds

-Able to accurately enter patient data into research databases

-Able to respect privacy and keep information about patients strictly confidential

Preferred:

-Volunteer 10-20 hours a week

-Prior experience in a clinical or research setting

-Any experience programming or working with MatLab

Compensation:

Unpaid. Duration of position throughout the school year

Minimum Cumulative GPA:

3.0, all majors allowed

Allowed School Years:

Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, or "Gap year"

Interested applicants may send their CV or Resume to Chris Hamilton ()

 

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Endocrinology, Bone &Mineral Unit

One volunteer needed in our research group that studies rare bone disorders in kids and adults. Gain invaluable insight into the world of clinical research by assisting in research activities and conducting study visits. Volunteers will answer general inquires and serve as a generally welcoming resource for patients, escort subjects to study visits, transport samples, organize supplies, provide administrative and recruitment support, and assist on special projects.

Eligibility: Highly motivated individuals with an interest in healthcare, medicine, nutrition, public health, and/or clinical research. Previous exposure to a research projector study is recommended, but not required.

Commitment requirements: Monday-Friday with variable hours between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. 8-12 hrs per week with at least a 6-month commitment.