Oregon Health & Science University

Postdoctoral Scholar

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
School of Dentistry, Research
Salary Range
Salary for this position aligns with the NIH Scale, commensurate with qualifications and experience
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The School of Dentistry shares the mission of the Oregon Health & Science University to provide educational programs, basic and clinical research, and high quality care and community programs. We strive to foster an environment of mutual respect where the free exchange of ideas can flourish. The dental school prepares graduates in general dentistry and the dental specialties to deliver compassionate and ethical oro-facial health care.


Our department’s working locations are nestled in Portland's beautiful South Waterfront making it a convenient location to commute to. Our Skourtes Tower facility in the Robertson Life Sciences Building houses both our School of Dentistry and our patient clinics, providing sweeping views of the city and an unmatched setting for educationresearch, and exemplary oral health care.


Read more about the School of Dentistry: OHSU School of Dentistry

Function/Duties of Position

The Postdoctoral Scholar reports to Dr. Kirsten Lampi, Integrative Biosciences

  • Express and purify recombinant proteins and characterize their structure using a wide range of biophysical methods.
  • Performs experiments as outlined in the PI’s grant to test the effect of deamidation and oxidation on the size of lens proteins using dynamic and static light scattering and determine the disulfide cross links using mass spectrometry.
  • Performs structural studies using hydrogen/deuterium exchange with mass spectrometry.
  • Work cooperatively with the mass spectrometry core and collaborators elsewhere.
  • Design, perform, and analyze experiments inline with PI’s NIH grant and expand into their own area of research.
  • Presents findings at national and international meetings.
  • Write and submit manuscripts for publication.  

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in related field
  • 0-2 years of experience in related field
  • Protein purifications, biophysical characterization of proteins, mass spectrometry and proteomics
  • Schedule is flexible, but in generally vary from 0800 - 1700 M-F, approximately 40 hour work week with some time necessary off hours to complete experiments; assigned to work in the SoD, RJH
  • Will have contact with human bodily fluids in the shipment of specimens
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

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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