Oregon Health & Science University

Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care
Salary Range
$54,840 - $55,224 Commensurate with qualifications, experience and internal equity
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar to join the laboratory of Dr. Aaron Grossberg, part of the Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care and the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University. 


The Grossberg Laboratory is interested in understanding how cancer disrupts normal whole-body metabolism, with a specific emphasis on the cancer-associated wasting syndrome, cachexia. Our research focuses on the mechanisms by which pancreatic cancer influence metabolic programming in the liver, fat, and muscle. We use a multidisciplinary approach to investigate the communication network of the tumor macroenvironment, including mouse models of cancer, metabolomics, epigenetics, rigorous behavioral and physiologic measures, and a panel of molecular techniques used in both mouse and human samples.


For this position, we are looking for a candidate interested in the cellular, genetic, and epigenetic drivers of pancreatic cancer cachexia. Skills required for this position include advanced molecular and cellular biology techniques, drug delivery techniques and formulation platforms, pharmacologic and genetic mouse study expertise, protein interaction assays, high-resolution imaging, functional genomic analysis, and some bioinformatics skills.  Preference given to applicants with large scale -omics data analysis expertise.


The Grossberg Lab believes strongly in promoting a healthy training environment, with active mentorship focused on meeting each trainee’s career goals. We are guided by curiosity and enthusiasm and strive to provide a safe environment to ask hard questions and take risks.


Ideal candidates should have no more than 1 year of postdoctoral experience and are expected to compete for internal and external funding. Highly motivated candidates should upload a cover letter describing your relevant qualifications, future interests, and expected start date; CV; and names and contact information for three references.

Function/Duties of Position

  • Perform laboratory research – conducting experiments; collecting analyzing and visualizing data; assisting in planning and designing standard research operations
  • Prepare publications (including research posters)
  • Submit applications for grant funding in support of this research
  • Present research results at OHSU and external meetings
  • Attend seminars, journal clubs and lab meetings, teaching graduate students (optional)
  • Supervise research assistants and junior trainees

Required Qualifications

  • PhD, MD, or MD/PhD in a relevant field
  • Experience with cell biology, molecular biology and mouse models
  • Strong knowledge of tissue culture, cloning techniques, molecular techniques, rodent models
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be able to work in a BSL-2 environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work under minimal supervision
  • May require occasional work on evening and weekends

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with rodent behavioral research methods
  • Expertise in bioinformatics

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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