Oregon Health & Science University

Postdoctoral Scholar

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences
Salary Range
Based on years of relevant experience (minimum starting salary $61,008)
Monday - Friday with occasional evening, night & weekend shifts
Variable, but typically 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences is an independent research institute within OHSU that is dedicated to health and safety in the workplace. We perform biomedical, clinical, and applied occupational research aimed at promoting health and reducing disease and disability among workers across the nation, particularly in Oregon. The Institute receives its base funding from the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Fund and leverages this base funding to secure additional funding via federal government grants. The Clinical Physiology and Chronobiology Program (CPCP) located within the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at OHSU specializes in clinical research on the effects of sleep and circadian rhythms on physiology and pathophysiology in humans.

Function/Duties of Position

The successful candidate will serve as a project leader under the direction of Drs. Nicole Bowles and Steven Shea as part of the CPCP. The postdoctoral scholar will work on multiple projects examining the interconnection between cannabis use (or related products) and sleep/circadian rhythms.


Primary duties will include developing scientific ideas, writing grant applications and manuscripts, data collection and management, and supervision of research assistants. The successful candidate will be proficient in project management and independently monitoring study operations, budget management and managing human subjects IRB protocols and modifications. Shift work and weekend work (including night-time data collection) is expected. Additional duties can include overseeing and managing research equipment, materials, and logistics (with the assistance of clinical research assistants).


Prior experience with making measurements in human or mammalian physiology, data analysis, and overseeing research studies is required. Experience with circadian or sleep studies, measurement of cardiovascular and metabolic variables, accelerometry, and panel/longitudinal data is desirable. This position will start on or after July 15, 2024. To apply, please upload a letter of introduction personalized to this position, résumé/CV, and a published paper. Contact bowlesn@ohsu.edu for more information.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or MD with major training in a relevant field
  • Experience in mammalian physiology
  • Experience with making measurements physiology, data analysis, and overseeing research studies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a small group setting
  • Ability to interact in a positive and productive manner with a diverse lab community

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with clinical research
  • Experience and expertise in cardiovascular physiology
  • Experience with advanced statistics
  • Experience managing or coordinating a multi-year research project
  • Topical knowledge or expertise in sleep and circadian rhythms
  • Highly motivated and responsible
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to be self-motivated, to prioritize effectively, and meet deadlines

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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