Oregon Health & Science University

Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Locations US-OR-Beaverton
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC)
Salary Range
NIH Scale
Monday - Friday, but requires ability to work flexible hours as required by the scope of the position
Approximately 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) is located 12 miles west of the OHSU main campus, and sits on 162 acres of land featuring forested areas, research and administration buildings, indoor and outdoor animal housing, a pond, and 2-mile perimeter walking path. Our mission is to improve human health and the quality of life through the support of nonhuman primate research programs that advance our knowledge of the causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of debilitating diseases.

Function/Duties of Position

Postdoctoral positions are available for a newly NIAAA-funded study in the Division of Neuroscience at the Oregon National Primate Research Center at the Oregon Health & Sciences University. This project is a collaboration between the laboratories of Drs. Chris Kroenke, Elinor Sullivan, and Verginia Cuzon Carlson. Together, our group is studying the effects of prenatal ethanol exposure in a non-human primate model of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. The experiments proposed include magnetic resonance imaging, ex vivo slice electrophysiology, and primate behavior including the assessment of normative behavior, cognition and emotional regulation.  Responsibilities will include assisting at multiple phases of the study, including data collection, data analysis, and results dissemination by publications and presentations at national meetings. 

Candidates with expertise or prior experience in one of the following areas (and a strong desire to develop additional skills in at least one additional area) are especially encouraged to apply: behavioral models of learning and motivation, models of alcohol use disorder, developmental neuroscience, ex vivo slice electrophysiology, neuroimaging data and/or computational neuroscience.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD with major courses in Neuroscience or Psychology

  • Must think strategically and work accordingly producing effective results and working efficiently within the time constraints of the position

  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral formats; ability to work independently and in small group settings

  • Ability to interact in a positive and productive manner and to work efficiently and skillfully with a variety of diverse staff

  • Ability to prioritize work demands and coordinate research protocols with other staff

  • Organizational skills and careful attention to details to satisfactorily complete and perform job duties

  • Hard-working, motivated, and eager to learn

  • Perform work in both the laboratory setting with potential risk of exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals and dry ice and in areas where there is potential risk of exposure to zoonotic agents through injury, by direct contact with animal tissues and body fluids, or by contact with equipment contaminated by animals or their tissues and body fluids

  • Able to lift/move equipment/animals weighing up to 40 lbs

  • Ability to physically perform tasks involving handling, moving, or restraint of animals, collection of samples, administration of treatments, and other procedures (this may involve moving on wet and/or slick surfaces, through narrow corridors, between rows of cages)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Non-human primate behavior, magnetic resonance imaging, ex-vivo electrophysiology, developmental neuroscience

Additional Details

Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter, CV/resume and references.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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