Open Opportunities

VirtuOHSU Simulation Volunteer

Pre-health (pre-med, pre-PA, pre-pharmacy, etc.) undergraduate or graduate student volunteers are needed to assist in the OHSU Simulation Centers. OHSU Simulation is the health care simulation program at OHSU responsible for training a variety of health care providers in controlled and simulated environments, outside of the clinical setting. There are two major simulation centers on the OHSU campus: the Simulation Center at CLSB and the VirtuOHSU Simulation & Surgical Training Center on Marquam Hill.

Duties include assisting with lab events, facilitating set up and break down of training sessions, maintenance of simulation models, administrative duties, organization of supplies, and assisting with the Department of Surgery annual charity events that benefit surgical simulation. Volunteers work closely with medical students, residents, faculty, and OHSU Simulation Staff to accomplish the mission of OHSU Simulation.

Commitment: Flexible, Monday-Friday with variable hours. Estimated 8-10 hours per week (min. 2 days/week). This is a one-year volunteer opportunity.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 21 years of age for VirtuOHSU Simulation & Surgical Training Center
  • Must show current enrollment as an undergraduate or graduate student
  • Must demonstrate excellence in verbal and written, communication, professionalism, motivation, reliability, organization, time management, and customer-service focus
  • Candidate should be able to work independently and as part of a team, effectively multi-task, be attentive to detail, and possess an aptitude for problem-solving
  • Individual must be able to lift and move 30 pounds easily as needed
  • The volunteer will work with animal and cadaveric tissues occasionally
  • Professional interest in medicine, healthcare, simulation, life sciences, and/or medical research

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Course work in pre-medicine, pre-health, or life sciences
  • Current honors student (3.5 GPA or above)
  • Professional interest surgery (specifically for VirtuOHSU)
  • Experience in event planning

Interested? Please email a cover letter, CV (including current GPA), references, and a letter of recommendation (optional) to VirtuOHSU Simulation Center: Pat Corran, Simulation Technician, at corran@ohsu.edu. See more information at http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/simulation-at-ohsu/.

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Kulesz-Martin Lab - Department of Dermatology

The Kulesz-Martin Lab in the Department of Dermatology focuses on investigating personalized medicine for patients with Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC), as well as understanding the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.

Eligibility: Seeking an undergraduate student (18 years or older) with a background in science. Student must be detail-oriented, organized, and able to work independently. Previous exposure to research is preferred, but not required.

Commitment Requirements: Student must be able to commit a minimum of 10 hours a week for the duration of the 2017-2018 school year, with options to continue longer if desired.

Please include a resume and cover letter explaining any applicable previous experience and why you're interested in becoming a volunteer in a research lab.

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Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) Research – OI Foundation Regional Conference

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The Uniting Unbreakable Spirits Regional Conference program is helping to bring resources and information to families and individuals affected by osteogenesis imperfect (OI). These meetings give families across the U.S. the opportunity to participate in educational sessions on understanding, managing, and living with OI.

The one-day format of the regional conference program includes national and regional speakers on many topics for parents and for adults who have OI. Sessions will cover information related to understanding and living well with OI. There will be a lunch time workshop for teenagers, and social activities for children and families. 

Volunteer Responsibility: Manage/Oversee childcare for the regional event. Childcare room will be open from 9am-12pm and 1:15pm-4:15pm. Children may have mobility issues (wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc.)

Location: Collaborative Life Science Building (CLSB)

Eligibility: 21 years of age or older. Must be a licensed childcare provider in Oregon. 

Commitment: One-day event - Available Saturday, November 11th from 9am-12pm and 1:15pm-4:15pm (lunch and free parking will be provided)

Interested? Contact Melanie Abrahamson at abrahamm@ohsu.edu

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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: , Research Coordinator, Intracranial Hypertension Registry, 503-418-2141

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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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Oregon Poison Center

The Oregon Poison Center is a 24-hour healthcare information and treatment resource serving the state of Oregon, the territories of Alaska and Guam.

The Oregon Poison Center is also responsible for providing public outreach and education to health care professionals. As such, we are currently looking to expand our reach and engage adolescents through a social media campaign. We are looking for someone to help us gather information/data on the youth & help us start a new program.

We are looking for volunteers who have:

  • Strong writing skills
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications, particularly Microsoft Excel
  • Familiarity with data analysis, interpretation and reporting
  • Ability to think creatively around health/wellness issues and topic areas
  • Social media knowledge preferred
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Reliability is a must

Eligibility: At least 18 years of age. College student (senior only) working on their community health education or public health degree. Someone working on a Master's in Public health is welcomed too.

Excellent people and communication skills; ability to follow directions and yet work independently; some experience with getting IRB processes in place desirable.

Commitment requirements: Minimum of 3 hours a week. Project start date no later than July 1st, ends December 31st 2017.

Interested? Please contact  

For more information visit the Oregon Poison Center website or Oregon Poison Center FACEBOOK

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Trauma Research Associates Program (T-RAP)The Trauma Research Associates

Program (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 Units (ICUs) 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 biweekly meetings to discuss research updates, listen to guest speakers, or present PowerPoint lectures 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; biweekly Wednesday afternoon T-RAP group meetings.

Interested? 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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Aortic Surgery Research

Aortic Surgery Research runs a variety of industry sponsored clinical trials and conducts research of diseases involving the aorta within the Knight Cardiovascular Institute (KCVI). Aortic Surgery Research Interns would work closely with the program staff and investigators to conduct these trials and research. Aortic Research Interns would also assist program staff with academic chart reviews, and patient tracking, initiated by our national aortic registry.

Primary Duties: The primary duties for this position are data entry and abstraction, assisting with database audits, and assisting with aortic clinical research, including patient contact in person and by phone.

Eligibility: We are seeking applicants with the confidence to work independently, are proficient with Microsoft office, can lift 20 pounds, stand uninterrupted for 3 hours, and are enthusiastic about clinical research. Applicants must be over the age of 18 and are either currently enrolled in a university or a graduate level course.

Commitment: Due to the training and investment, volunteers are required to volunteer a minimum of 6 hours per week.

Interested? Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter explaining why you are interested in joining the Aortic Surgery Research team to Christopher Cox at .

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Knight Cancer Institute's Scientific Research Advocates Program

Knight Cancer Institute AdvocatesThe Knight Cancer Institute's Scientific Research Advocates Program is currently accepting applications. Research advocates are volunteers with a personal connection to cancer who are passionate about helping translate research findings into meaningful outcomes for patients and their families. The primary role of a research advocate is to represent the collective patient perspective, or the disease experiences of our community, in the research process. Through this lens, advocates support Knight Cancer Institute researchers by providing feedback on grant applications, participating on advisory committees, writing letters of support, and helping communicate research to the public.

Eligibility: Knight Scientific Research Advocates come from a variety of different backgrounds. To become a Scientific Research Advocate, individuals must:

  • Have personal experience with cancer (as a patient, caregiver, or as an individual at high risk).
  • Be at least 24 months post-cancer diagnosis (if applicable).
  • Be able to share the collective patient perspective with Knight Cancer Institute researchers and clinicians.
  • Be willing to volunteer at least 5 hours a month to the program for two years, including participating in quarterly group meetings, e-mail discussions, and being available to consult on projects on an ad hoc basis.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including proficiency with e-mail and Microsoft Office.

Ideally, applicants should:

  • Have a demonstrated track record of involvement in community outreach or research advocacy activities.
  • Have leadership or volunteer experience with relevant patient advocacy organizations.
  • Be available to attend meetings on-campus at OHSU in Downtown Portland.

Selected applicants will complete OHSU volunteer registration; receive training on various topics including cancer biology, clinical trials, and cancer prevention and control; and be paired with an experienced advocate mentor. Advocates also have opportunities to participate in local and national scientific meetings on behalf of OHSU.

Applications for the Spring 2017 Advocates Cohort are due Nov. 30, 2016. We will be holding a webinar for interested applicants on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m. Please RSVP to if you would like to attend.

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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 assisting with study visits, particularly structural and functional MRI scans, by preparing participants and assisting scan operators throughout the MRI session. Other duties may include data entry and processing of data, recruitment and participant screening, depending on study needs.

Eligibility: Must be a junior or senior in college, or completed Bachelor's degree in relevant field (or have exceptional qualifications). Coursework in psychology, biological psychology, and statistics is preferred/ beneficial. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. 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: 8-10 hours per week for at least one year.

For more information visit the DBIL Lab website

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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.

Arthritis and Rheumatology Clinical Trial Research

The Division of Arthritis and Rheumatology's academic physicians and health professionals are currently working on a number of clinical trials helping adult patients with arthritis and rheumatic diseases.  

We are currently searching for a small pool of volunteers to assist with our clinical trials. Volunteers will be working under the supervision of a trial's Principal Investigator and their research staff. They will gain valuable knowledge and experience

  • Assisting with trial monitor visits by organizing information and documentation
  • Supporting us with the vital task of accurate data entry
  • Coordinating with labs to scheduling patient testing appointments
  • Shadowing clinical trial research assistants during patient visits

All while helping to advance our research and improving the lives of patients with arthritis and rheumatic diseases.

Location: Our office is located in Sam Jackson Hall.

Time Commitment: Volunteers must be available at least one half day a week for a minimum of 6 months, though a longer commitments preferred.

Eligibility: This volunteer opportunity is open to pre-medical students interested in gaining research experience prior to applying for medical school.    

Interested? Individuals interested in volunteering should send a short statement of interest (no more than one page) and resume to . If you have questions about the program, please contact

 

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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: Kirsten Orand (orand@ohsu.edu), Clinical Research Manager

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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.

Assessing Parent Priorities for Behavioral Health Information Technology (APP-BIT)

Dr. Andrew Riley, a psychologist in the Institute on Development and Disability, is looking for volunteers to help with a study to assess parent priorities regarding behavioral health information technology (APP-BIT). The project provides valuable training and skills for those interested in pursuing graduate study in psychology or pediatrics.

The APP-BIT study seeks to understand parents' specific needs regarding behavioral and discipline guidance in pediatric primary care clinics, with the long term goal of developing strategies and tools for providing more precise, family-centered guidance to the broader population. To do this, we will have parents of young children in pediatric primary care clinics complete measures of demographics, child behavior, parenting stress, and priorities for behavioral guidance to figure out their common behavioral concerns and questions. We are looking for volunteers to help recruit study participants from clinics at both OHSU and Westside Pediatric Clinic in Beaverton.

Responsibilities: Recruiting/enrolling participants at both OHSU and Westside Pediatric Clinic (will start in January 2018); assisting with survey follow-up via phone and mailings; assisting with other tasks as needed.

Eligibility: Must be a college junior,senior, or post bac. Must have access to reliable transportation. Must be comfortable interacting with individuals with diverse backgrounds. Previous experience with children and parents are a plus, but not required.

Commitment: Requesting a minimum 6-month commitment.

Location: OHSU main campus AND Westside Pediatric Clinic in Beaverton

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.

General Pediatrics Clinic

The Department of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics Clinic, is looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to help with a patient education project.We are working on setting up a patient education project focusing on transitioning patients from pediatric to adult models of care. This includes developing patient education materials and creating resources of community services and organizations.

Primary Duties: The primary duties of this position are to work with the rest of the pediatric transition work group to develop materials and resources. Meetings are held weekly on Fridays at 1 PM. There is flexibility to work on this project on your own time with e-mail check-ins with the rest of the team.

Eligibility: We are seeking applicants with the confidence to work independently, with excellent communication skills, who work well in collaborative team settings, proficient with Microsoft office and computer formatting, and with a desire to help children and adolescents achieve their optimal health.

Commitment requirements: 2-5 hours per week over 3months, with potential to renew commitment over time as long as mutually agreed upon by volunteer and transition team.

Interested? Please send your resume and include a few sentences about your interest and previous experience to Reem Hasan (hasanr@ohsu.edu 

Vascular/Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Internship

We are recruiting driven, independent, and meticulous, university students and postgraduates with an interest in the medical field to join our clinical research program in the Division of Vascular Surgery. Clinical Research Interns support the research staff with their ongoing industry, federally funded, and investigator initiated clinical trials. Interns assist the research staff with candidate screening and during trial patient visits. They will also assist with the scheduling and maintenance of clinical trials. There are also opportunities to work with residents, fellows, and Vascular Surgery faculty on prospective and chart review studies.

Primary Duties: Pre-screening, transporting samples, collecting data in clinic. May also include assisting with study visits, trial patient scheduling, IRB submissions and modifications, and data entry.

Commitment: 10-15 hours per week during a Monday- Friday week for a minimum of 9 months.

Eligibility: University students and post graduates with an enthusiasm for clinical research, confidence to work independently, proficiency with Microsoft Office, the ability to stand uninterrupted for 3 hours, and ability to lift 20 pounds.

Interested? Please send a resume and cover letter to Ashley Price price@ohsu.edu.