Oregon Health & Science University

Postdoctoral Scholar

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Chemical Physiology and Biochemistry
Salary Range
NIH Scale
Monday - Friday, some weekends
Variable, 8:30am - 5:00pm
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Function/Duties of Position

The Program in Chemical Biology at OHSU has an open postdoctoral researcher position in the Beatty Lab. The fellow will conduct research at the interface of chemistry and infectious disease, working collaboratively to develop and optimize novel enzyme probes. Two long-term goals for this project are: i) to understand how mycobacterial pathogens synthesize their cell walls and ii) to study beta-lactam drug susceptibility in replicating and dormant Mycobacterium tuberculosis. 


Projects in the Beatty Lab utilize skills in the areas of chemistry, molecular imaging, cell biology, protein engineering, bioconjugation reactions (e.g., “click chemistry”), biochemistry, and molecular biology.


Salary for this position aligns with the NIH Scale.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in related field
  • Expertise in chemical biology, biochemistry, microbiology, and infectious disease
  • Enthusiasm for applying new chemical tools towards understanding bacterial pathogenesis
  • Familiarity with bioconjugation reactions, enzyme characterization, and proteomics
  • Passionate about research, self-sufficient, and goal-oriented

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in biochemistry, chemical biology
  • Prior research experience
  • Less than 2 years postdoctoral experience
  • Microbiology experience, including culturing BSL-2 and BSL-3 pathogens

Additional Details

Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter and Resume or CV.

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.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed