Oregon Health & Science University

Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Vollum Institute
Salary Range
Salary determined by experience and NIH stipend scale
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Vollum Institute is a privately endowed research institute at Oregon Health & Science University dedicated to basic research that will lead to new treatments for neurological and psychiatric diseases. Vollum scientists have broad-ranging interests that coalesce around molecular neurobiology and cellular physiology. Their work has transformed the field of neuroscience and, in particular, have provided important advances in the study of synaptic transmission, neuronal development, neurotransmitter transporters, ion channels and the neurobiology of disease.

This position is full-time and the responsibilities are to conduct research exploring the molecular and cellular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity in the mouse brain using molecular biology, electrophysiology, and microscopy.

Function/Duties of Position

  • Planning, executing, and analyzing experiments for independent research project(s) using electrophysiology, molecular, cellular, and live imaging approaches in the rodent brain.
  • Manuscript preparation for individual projects and assisting other lab members with manuscripts as needed.
  • Assisting the PI and other lab members with grant application (data acquisition, writing assistance, editing) as needed.
  • Traveling to national and international meetings to present on findings.
  • Helping to mentor and train junior members of the laboratory.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in relevant field of study (Neuroscience, cell biology or mammalian Physiology).
  • Direct experience in studies of patch clamp electrophysiology, or direct experience in studies of microscopic imaging in brain slices or in vivo.
  • Knowledge and experience with molecular and cellular techniques.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with mouse genetics, mouse survival surgery.

Additional Details

Working conditions: Standard laboratory work, M-F 9-5 flexible with some evenings/weekends as experiments demand.


Physical demands & equipment usage: Need to be able to lift boxes and other small items as needed – approx. 20lbs.

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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