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Enhancing the Health of Veterans through Research and Education


Thank you for considering PVARF employment opportunities.

PVARF engages in nonprofit medical research and works with sponsors and the Portland VA Medical Center (PVAMC) in administering funds for conducting research to find new and improved ways to combat human disease and help people with disabilities.

As an equal opportunity employer, PVARF will always endeavor to select the best qualified individuals based on job-related qualifications, irrespective of such factors as race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, e.g., cancer-related or genetic characteristics, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran or on any basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.

We attract and retain talented employees who strive to make a difference in the lives of others through their on-going research. In addition to a competitive salary, PVARF offers a benefits package that includes a choice of medical, dental and vision plans, life and AD&D insurance, flexible and a generous 401(k) retirement plan as well as various leave and holiday benefits. (If the position is less than full-time, certain benefits may not accrue to the employee; this will be verified at time of employment.)



Without Compensation Appointment Requirements

All PVARF employees are required to have a completed Without Compensation Appointment (WOC) with the Portland VA Medical Center (PVAMC). The WOC appointment consists of background clearance, online trainings, fingerprinting, TB tests, education verification, and other components. The WOC appointment is managed by the Research office at the PVAMC.

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