The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) is located12 miles westof the OHSU main campus, and sits on 162 acres of land featuring forested areas, research and administration buildings, indoor and outdoor animal housing, a pond, and 2-mile perimeter walking path. Our mission is to improve hum an health and the quality of life through the support of nonhuman primate research programs that advance our knowledge of the causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of debilitating diseases.
A full-time Postdoctoral Researcher position is available at the Oregon National Primate Research Center in the lab of Dr. Anna W. Roe. The research program investigates the cortical basis of sensory (vision and touch) behavior in nonhuman primates. Experience with the following are a plus: nonhuman primate behavior, optical imaging, electrophysiology, fMRI, surgical skills, and computer programming (matlab, labview, python, psychopy). Candidate will be actively engaged in developing or adapting new technologies such as optogenetics and wireless technology for behavioral modulation. Competitive candidate is expected to understand the scientific background for the research, design critical experiments, conduct experiments, analyze data and apply statistics to reach appropriate conclusions. Candidate is expected to present results at conferences and produce manuscripts describing the findings for publication in scientific journals. A must are good communication skills and work habits commensurate with successful teamwork with other lab personnel and students.
Ph.D in biological, engineering, or other related science field
Experience working with nonhuman primates
Background in neuroscience or related
Ability to work independently and in a team effort in a collegial, productive manner
Excellent manual and intellectual skills to accurately perform research techniques
Working knowledge of computer software for data storage and analyses, graphics and presentations
Excellent organizational and communication (written and oral) skills
Must have good interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team
Must be able to prioritize work demands
Ability to lift or move equipment and devices up to 50 lbs.
Ability to sit and use instruments in a laboratory setting for up to 4 continuous hours per day
Ability to sit and use a computer for 2-3 hours at a time
Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Physics, BME, Computer Science, Math, Optics or Psychology
Experience in nonhuman primate behavior or other animal behavior
Experience laboratory animal surgery
Experience in oral presentation, manuscript publication and grant application
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