The Gibbs Laboratory in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, USA is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow with a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry to work on development of novel fluorophore technology to improve surgery. Our team is actively working towards the development of novel fluorophore technology to highlight both tissues to be resected (e.g., cancer) and tissues to be preserved (e.g., nerves) to improve surgical outcomes for patients using clinically translated fluorescence guided surgery technologies. We are looking for skilled, motivated synthetic chemists to join our multidisciplinary team to contribute to this highly translational project. Applicants must have a background in synthetic, organic chemistry. Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining their interests, a CV, and a list of references. The Gibbs laboratory is well support by the NIH and engages in a range of studies to develop novel fluorescence imaging to improve medicine.
Portland is very bike friendly, scenic, and has a vibrant culture around music, coffee, beer, and food. The Pacific Ocean, Cascade mountains, and the Columbia gorge are all less than 90 minutes away.
PhD in related field
This position is located RLSB on OHSU’s south waterfront campus. Special working conditions or hours are possible by advanced discussion and explicit approval by Dr. Summer Gibbs. Ability to work for up to 8 hours at a time. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures and extensive literature review. The worker is also required to have close attention to detail to facilitate successful synthetic generation of novel small molecules. Additionally, the worker needs to work well in a team setting requiring excellent communication skills. Ability to move about campus in a timely manner in support of the research and mission goals of the department. Ability to communicate complex ideas to collaborators and co-workers.