Get Involved

From participating in a research study to becoming a new business partner, there are many ways to support ORCATECH's mission and get involved. 


Without the support of thoughtful and generous donors, our team would not be able to conduct cutting-edge research. There are two primary ways to contribute to ORCATECH research and operations directly.

To make a gift, please visit the OHSU Foundation's secure site and note your support of ORCATECH.  

Make a gift to ORCATECH

One of ORCATECH's integral members, Tamara Hayes, passed away in 2013. This fund has been set up to encourage and recognize outstanding graduate students in Biomedical Engineering at OHSU. This is particularly fitting for Tamara's passion, and what she would want to see continue.

Donate to the fund through OHSU Foundation's secure connection

Employment opportunities

ORCATECH is often on the search for post-doctoral researchers, interns and other members to join our team. 

Technical Research Assistant

ORCATECH is hiring for two technical research assistant positions.

This position collaborates with part of a team of researchers and technical staff who work together to create tools and systems for assessing changes in memory and motor function in the elderly, using unobtrusive in-home sensor systems. This person will maintain the equipment for the ORCATECH studies including:

  • Setup and configuration of systems for studies
  • Maintaining and troubleshooting issues in existing in-home systems in ORCATECH participant homes
  • Assisting with tests of new equipment.

This person may also help to explain and consent elders into research projects.

Please visit the OHSU job portal to apply

These two positions have the same description. Please only apply to one of the two when submitting an application.  

Apply for the first Technical Research Assistant position. Learn more

Apply for the second Technical Research Assistant. Learn more. 

Alternatively, search for IRC88642 or IRC88643 within the OHSU job portal

Information about our internship program and how to apply will be posted soon. 

Volunteer in a research study

Participate in one of ORCATECH's studies and contribute to innovative research.

Find out how to join a study. 

Business opportunities

Investing in ORCATECH allows us to develop improved ways to serve the community. Based on its unique intellectual property assets, ORCATECH is in the process of becoming an independent, profitable commercial organization and is talking with investors for fundraising purposes. 

 If you would like more details about this opportunity or are interested in joining the group of potential investors, please contact Judith Kornfeld, Chief Business and Operations Officer,  at