Oregon Health & Science University

Postdoctoral Scholar

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Chemical Physiology & Biochemistry
Salary Range
NIH Salary Scale
Monday - Friday, some weekend
Variable, typically 9:00am - 5:00pm
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

A postdoctoral research position is available in Dr. Liman Zhang’s lab. The Zhang lab strives to address the molecular basis of the immunological events that are triggered by pathogen infection and cancer development. We’ll investigate these events by combining structural approaches with biochemical, biophysical and immunological analyses. These studies will enable us to better understand the regulation of immune system and will aid in development of structure-assisted therapeutic applications in infectious diseases and cancer.


The successful candidates are expected to work independently. Applicants with backgrounds in biochemistry, structural biology and computer science are welcome to apply. For those who have limited cryo-EM experience, excellent training will be provided in Zhang lab and the Pacific Northwest Center for Cryo-EM (PNCC) at OHSU.

Function/Duties of Position

  • Biochemistry work. Recombinant protein preparation, perform binding assay and other biochemistry assay.
  • Crystallization and cryo-EM data collection.
  • Molding building and structure interpretation.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD degree in related field
  • Exercises judgment in taking independent action, and seeks advice as necessary
  • Assists in planning experimental design and/or designing research standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Assumes responsibility for specific components of research project
  • Demonstrates creativity and problem solving ability
  • Responsibility for training and supervising students and junior staff

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD and Familiarity with coding skills
  • Three years of relevant experience

Additional Details

  • Working hours of this position may vary but will equal 40 hours per week.
  • Ability to carry and lift up to 50 pounds

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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