Opportunities for Researchers


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

The multi-disciplinary expertise of ORI's investigators promotes dynamic collaborations and cutting edge science. Emerging research areas include genetics, opioid addiction, health economics, and Alzheimer's Disease.

  • Investigators work in teams across research grants, creating a dynamic synergy that drives increased collaboration, transdisciplinary studies, and new research questions 
  • All researchers are free to pursue their own research with few administrative or bureaucratic barriers

  • Early career investigators receive mentoring and opportunities to collaborate with prominent researchers
  • ORI's rich behavioral health data-sets can be used to answer new research questions
  • Scientist compensation level is determined by an objective system based on scientific accomplishments.
  • A central administrative staff provides responsive, professional, timely support so that investigators may focus entirely on their science.
  • ORI investigators partner with colleagues at the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, and Oregon Health & Science University.

If you'd like to learn more about becoming a researcher at ORI please email us.  


ORI investigators can also collaborate with colleagues at two related organizations whose work is complementary to ORI's:  Influents Innovations and ORI Community & Evaluation Services (ORI-CES). These organizations provide multiple avenues for applied research, product development, program evaluation, and community-based services.

Influents LogoInfluents Innovations
 (formerly Oregon Research Behavioral Intervention Strategies) is a for-profit company 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 organization that operates in close association and cooperation with ORI, dedicated to improving individual and community health and well-being through providing evaluation and intervention services to the public and private sectors.