Who We Are

Work Hard, Play Hard!

ORI’s unofficial motto over the years has been “Work Hard, Play Hard” and, in addition to working hard on our science, we work hard to maintain a vital, dynamic, and fun workplace. In 2021, we have 43 research grants and a budget of $10 million. Each project hires its own staff and many employees work on more than one project. In addition to research scientists, we employ research associates, research assistants, data analysts, and administrative support staff.

Children and pets are welcome and often present in the workplace. Employees enjoy an on-site gym and weekly massage, tai chi, and yoga classes. ORI has received several awards for being one of the best companies to work for in Oregon.

ORI has a democratically managed governance system of employee committees, councils, and Board. We highly value and encourage employee participation, open communication, teamwork, and consensus decision-making.

And, we have fun!