Oregon Health & Science University

Postdoctoral Scholar

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology
Salary Range
NIH Salary Scale
Monday - Friday, occasional evening/weekends
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scholar to join our team and help move our science forward. The Moran Lab studies how sex hormones shape immune responses in health and disease. We aim to better understand the underlying mechanisms of why immune responses differ based on the hormone microenvironment. Our research focuses on T cell biology and immune responses using models of infection, autoimmunity, and cancer. We are a translational research laboratory partnering with clinicians to access patient tissues to inform our basic biology studies and to in turn, inform novel investigator initiated trials. We utilize cutting-edge techniques, complex reporter mouse models and diverse molecular- and cell biology techniques focused on hormone receptor biology and immune modulation.


The ideal candidate for this position will be interactive, but capable of working independently. They will have a strong and demonstrated interest in the one of two areas: 1) immunology and/or tumor microenvironment or 2) hormone receptor biology; as well as experience with cell biology, transcriptomic and epigenetic techniques. Specific projects will be determined by the applicant’s skill set and articulated research interests. Experience in hormone receptor biology and/or immunology and mouse models are a requisite.


The ideal candidate should have no more than 2 years of postdoctoral experience (if greater than this, please describe), and will be expected to compete for internal and external funding, present their work internally and externally, support manuscript reviews and trainee mentorship, and write scientific papers. 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

  • Preforming laboratory research; Conducting experiments; Collecting, analyzing, and quantifying data; Assisting in planning and designing standard research operations, training and mentoring lab members.
  • Preparation and/or review of reports, manuscripts and peer reviewed journals for publication. Submit applications for grant funding in support of the labs research mission.
  • Attending and presenting research at lab meetings, seminars and conferences.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D., in related field of study
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience with mouse models, cell culture, and flow cytometry is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Immunology, Cell Biology, or Cancer Biology
  • First authorship on at least one paper in a peer-reviewed English language journal.
  • Experience with high-throughput sequencing, R, and computational data analysis is preferred.

Additional Details

Work is generally 40 hours per week during regular business hours, however, evening and weekend work will be necessary on occasion. Additional safety training will be required to work with cell lines/ infectious bacteria or viruses/ working with in a BSL-2 environment. Working with laboratory animals, human tissue and blood is required.


Personnel will need to work at lab benches, desks and/or microscopes for up to 8 hours at a time. Ability to perform repetitive lab manipulations (gripping, grasping, reaching, twisting), 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, 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.


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