Oregon Health & Science University

Postdoctoral Scholar

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
Salary Range
NIH Salary Scale
Monday to Friday with occasional weekend hours to meet project deadlines
Variable, 88:00am - 5:00pm
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

NIH-funded Postdoctoral Research position to investigate the mechanisms that control T cell activation, trafficking, and function during viral and parasitic infections is immediately available in Dr. Jeff Nolz’s laboratory at Oregon Health & Science University. Current projects include: 1) mechanisms that control T cell trafficking into non-lymphoid tissues, 2) differentiation of tissue-resident memory T cells within non-lymphoid tissue microenvironments, and 3) T cell activation, differentiation, and function during cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis.


Candidate should have recently completed PhD or MD/PhD training or equivalent, and demonstrate evidence of having a strong research interest in and solid understanding of basic Immunology. The ideal candidate should be self-motivated, have independent research ability, clear communication skills, and a strong publication record. Previous experience using mouse models of infection is highly desirable, but not required.


Successful applicants will be generously offered with NIH guideline-based salary and benefits, in addition to being a member of a high-quality research team and a collaborative research environment of OHSU. 

Function/Duties of Position

  • Designing and performing laboratory experiments.
  • Generally maintaining laboratory and research space, laboratory notebooks and logs, etc.
  • Participating in lab meetings, making contributions and submitting research for publication,
  • Submitting applications for research funding, presenting research at seminars, poster sessions and conferences. 

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in related field of study

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Microbiology or Immunology

Additional Details

Personnel will need to work at lab benches, desks and/or microscopes for up to 4 hours at a time. Ability to perform repetitive lab manipulations, move lab equipment under 25 lbs with accommodation, perform image analysis operation and help others with equipment use. Personal protective equipment must be worn as required. (Gloves, mask/respirator, eyewear, lab coat, dosimeter, etc).

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.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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