Job Opportunities

Thank you for considering PVARF employment opportunities.

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

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, Veteran’s status 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 VA Portland Healthcare System (VAPORHCS). 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 VAPORHCS.

Other Career Opportunities

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

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

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