Opportunities for Researchers


Oregon Research Institute is committed to scientific freedom and scientific excellence and provides a thriving, collegial research community for early career scientists and seasoned researchers alike.

Early career investigators are mentored to grow into independent, established scientists, and seasoned researchers find at ORI the freedom to pursue their own research program with few administrative or bureaucratic barriers.

Research scientists work in teams across research grants, creating a dynamic synergy that fuels increased collaboration and transdisciplinary studies, and sparks new research questions. ORI investigators often partner with scientists and graduate students from the nearby University of Oregon.

A central administrative staff provides responsive, professional, timely support so that investigators may focus entirely on their science.

ORI has a democratically managed governance system of employee committees, councils, and Board of Directors. Employees actively participate in decisions about institutional policies and procedures.

ORI offers the opportunity to also work with two affiliated organizations:  Oregon Research Behavioral Intervention Strategies (OR-BIS) and ORI Community & Evaluation Services (ORI-CES).  

ORBIS logoOR-BIS is a for-profit affiliate of ORI whose mission is to apply the behavioral sciences to the improvement of human well-being through the development and commercialization of evidence-based products and programs directed at health care and education.

ORI CES logoORI-CES is a non-profit affiliate of ORI that operates in close association and cooperation with ORI and is dedicated to improving individual and community health and well-being through providing evaluation and intervention services to the public and private sectors. 

This three-part ecology of affiliated organizations provides multiple avenues for pursuit of opportunities to conduct research and make a difference in the world.