Oregon Health & Science University

Postdoctoral Scholar

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Casey Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology
Salary Range
$54,835-$66,598/year, depending on experience.
Schedule to be determined by manager
Hours to be determined by manager
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

This is a postdoctoral research fellow position in the Sivyer laboratory at the Casey Eye Institute. The researcher will work within a highly collaborative team on projects ranging from understanding the functional complement of intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells in the mammalian retina using advanced electrophysiological, immunohistochemical, and RNAscope, and behavioral techniques, to investigating mechanisms of stem-cell engraftment and synaptic connectivity in the glaucomatous retina. The researcher is expected to have experience in neurophysiology such as patch-clamping or multi-electrode array recordings, or have a strong ability to learn these techniques quickly. Programming and advanced data analysis experience is valued highly and applicants are expected to be able to work well within team science settings across multi-lab collaborations. The applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in biological sciences, preferably neuroscience. Diversity is highly valued at OHSU and within the Sivyer laboratory. Applicants from underrepresented backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

Function/Duties of Position

Animal handling of rodents.  

Multi-electrode array recordings from the ex-vivo mammalian retina.

Presentation of their research at multi-PI meetings and research conferences.

Data analysis and manuscript preparation.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Neuroscience or biomedical sciences.

Neuroscience laboratory, data analysis, patch-clamping, and some coding experience.

Must be creative, motivated, and enjoy working independently as well as in a collaborative environment.  Must also have excellent communication skills, ability to manage competing priorities, and ability to meet deadlines.  Ability to work independently; willingness to serve as a positive and professional role model.  Must have demonstrated a record of reliable attendance, punctuality and proven successful performance in past and present.

Preferred Qualifications

Visual Neuroscience laboratory experience or experience with animal behavior.

Proficient in Python or Matlab

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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