Oregon Health & Science University

Postdoctoral Scholar

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences
Salary Range
NIH Salary scale, Commensurate with qualifications, experience and internal equity
Monday through Friday, evenings and weekends vary
Working hours of this position will vary but usually 8:30am-5pm with flexibility for occasional evenings and weekends due to scientific needs or grant applications.
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences is an independent research institute within OHSU that is dedicated to health and safety in the workplace. The Institute receives its base funding from the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Fund and leverages this base funding to secure federal government grants in basic, clinical, and applied research. We perform biomedical/occupational research and innovation for a healthy workforce, aimed at promoting health and reducing disease and disability among workers across the nation, particularly in Oregon.

Function/Duties of Position

The Butler Clock Physiology Lab is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to study circadian rhythms, sex differences, and the effects of circadian disruption on health and disease in animal models. 


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in biology, neuroscience, or similar field. Our lab is looking to hire candidates with curiosity and enthusiasm for science. Experience with circadian-rhythms research, electrophysiology, or systems-neuroscience techniques would be advantageous but is not a requirement. The successful applicant will join a community at OHSU with strengths in circadian and sleep biology in animal models and humans.


Research fellows are strongly supported in their professional development by a mentoring team that provides guidance on career trajectory. Duties will include animal and bench experiments and data analysis, and writing and presenting the results. Salary and rank are commensurate with education, skills, and experience.


For more information and to apply online visit www.ohsujobs.com, or email Matthew Butler: butlema@ohsu.edu.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in biology, neuroscience, or related field
  • Experience working with computer software applications Microsoft Office
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Strong experimental skills, including experimental design, troubleshooting, and analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated, to prioritize effectively and achieve deadlines
  • Strong academic writing experience in the form of published work

Preferred Qualifications

  • Systems neuroscience
  • Electrophysiology
  • Demonstrated academic writing, proofreading, and presentation experience
  • Familiarity with IACUC protocol development
  • Familiarity with Adobe
  • Photoshop/Illustrator or related software
  • Familiarity with statistical software

Additional Details

Please upload a letter of introduction, CV, and list of three professional 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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