Human Resources


The PVARF Human Resources aids principal investigators and our staff in the following areas:

  • Recruitment and Hiring
  • New Hire Onboarding
  • Benefits Administration
  • Compensation
  • Diversity
  • Performance Management
  • Employee Communications
  • Employee Relations
  • Organizational and Employee Development
  • Employee Leave
  • Employee Separation

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

Updated as of April 1, 2020. Please check back periodically as the content on this page is subject to change based on new information.

Please read carefully and direct any questions to

Federal and State Information:

PVARF Policies and Guidelines:




Employee Handbook

2020 Payroll Schedule and Holidays

Benefits Summary



PVARF Recruitment and Hiring Policy

Employee Status change

Request to Hire



Thank you for your interest in career opportunities at the Portland VA Research Foundation (PVARF).

PVARF is a private, not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization providing administrative and research support for medical research and education. PVARF strives to attract and retain top-quality personnel while fostering a diverse, dynamic and supportive work environment. We are proud of our many outstanding colleagues and employees who conduct or support exceptional research to improve the health care of our nation’s veterans.

Please click here for a list of current opportunities and to submit an application.

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.

Other Career Opportunities

Learn about other career opportunites to work on clinical and basic research projects


PVARF welcomes and encourages diversity. We are an Affirmative Action (AA) and Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome all qualified applicants. We take affirmative action so that discrimination does not occur based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, or veteran’s status. Employment decisions will be made to further the principle of equal employment opportunity.

If you need additional assistance with the online application, or if you have a disability that requires reasonable accommodation with the application process, contact our Human Resources Administrator at 503-273-5228 X 53236.