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WARNING: People engaging in fraudulent activity have been offering to interview individuals for jobs at Oregon Research Institute (ORI) via emails, texts, and Wire messages. Recent attempts have stated that the applicant’s information was obtained from a state employment department like WorkSource Oregon and WorkSource Washington. ORI does NOT solicit job applicants and conduct hiring by email, text, or Wire. When there is an open position at ORI, there will be a post on this ORI webpage: https://www.ori.org/employment, and ORI uses a web platform called ApplicantPool to collect applications from job applicants.

If you receive an unsolicited email, text, or Wire message offering to interview you for a job at ORI for which you have not previously applied, do not respond, and please notify ORI's Director of Finance and Administration, Chris Arthun (541-434-1579).


ORI is proud to offer competitive, market-based pay and above-average medical and pension benefits. ORI can offer flexible spending accounts for child and elder care costs, flexible working hours, job sharing, and the ability for employees to donate sick leave to other employees. Children and pets are welcome and often present in the workplace. The Institute is democratically-managed, with employees serving on committees and on the Board of Directors.

Research scientists and their staff work on independent research projects with a central administrative unit providing support services to all. All job openings are posted here and in local newspapers.

ORI welcomes visits from scientists and provides the opportunity for researchers to spend their sabbaticals at ORI. In addition, we welcome direct inquiries from potential colleagues. Appointment of new research scientists is subject to approval by the Board of Directors.

ORI is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and consistently wins awards for being one of the best workplaces in Oregon.

Oregon Research Institute (ORI) participates in the E-verify program. For more information click here.

Oregon Research Institute (ORI) hires regular and temporary staff throughout the year. Announcements for all open positions are posted on the State of Oregon Jobs Page.

Oregon Research Institute is committed to providing all of our applicants, including individuals with disabilities, access to Web-based information and services. We continue to be actively engaged in the ongoing process of improving the "Web experience" for all. Alternative formats and language services are available upon request.


Oregon Research Institute (ORI) provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230, and 408.235; OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015.

Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting as verification of eligibility a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the US Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension to your application. Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their Veteran's disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215. In order to receive consideration, please supply documentation by the closing date of the posting, for which you are applying.