Some of the most exciting biomedical breakthroughs occur at the intersection of traditional research disciplines. As a leading academic health center on the West Coast, the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) has a strong commitment to fostering new, innovative approaches to biomedical discovery. The Dean's Research Scholar Program (DRSP) was developed to build on this commitment by recruiting top interdisciplinary postdoctoral researchers to OHSU to catalyze novel interdisciplinary research. DRSP is a distinctive opportunity to start a research career pursuing a state-of-the-art project at the cross-section of disciplines.
OHSU is located in Portland, Oregon a vibrant city in the Pacific Northwest. Situated on the Willamette River, Portland is within easy access to ocean beaches, mountains, the Columbia River Gorge, and Oregon's award-winning wineries. For more information on Portland and the surrounding area visit the Prospective Postdocs section of this website.
The following OHSU departments and institutes participate in this program:
Applicants must have an awarded doctorate degree in a relevant discipline by the positions start date, if hired. The start date can be flexible within one year from offer.
Applicants must identify two (2) or more supervising investigators and develop an interdepartmental research proposal (maximum 1,000 words) prior to applying.
Applicants must be highly motivated to accelerate their own research ambitions in pursuing new areas of interdisciplinary research.
Individuals from diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply.
As a postdoctoral researcher through the Deans Research Scholar Program, the incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing a research project to catalyze novel interdisciplinary research at OHSU. Specific duties will depend on the research project and disciplinary focus, and will include:
Designing and performing experiments
Data analysis and record keeping
Reporting, presenting and publishing results
Growing personal and professional expertise through familiarity with current scientific literature and participating in professional development opportunities
Provide guidance and training to others in the lab and/or project as needed
These responsibilities are not all-inclusive and additional responsibilities will be assigned as needed.
Salary for this position aligns with the NIH Scale.
PhD in discipline appropriate for the proposed research project
Extensive lab experience
Disciplinary experience indicating strengths in proposed research disciplines
Demonstrated ability to excel in interdisciplinary research
Strong subject matter expertise
Proven experimental design success and laboratory skills
Statistical analysis skills
Demonstrated ability to learn new and innovative procedures quickly
Ability to multi-task efficiently and time management
Ability to organize and handle a large quantity of samples and data
Strong computer skills
Excellent communication skills with ability to organize and document research data
Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
Work hours and days may vary depending on needs of the research, weekend and evening hours may be required
Some extended travel (including international travel) may be required
Ability to work in an open laboratory environment with chemicals, biological samples, radioactivity, and/or similar materials possibly in use in the general vicinity
Notable awards and/or independent funding
Apply here online. To apply, submit the following PDF documents. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Cover letter summarizing your previous research accomplishments, what your career objectives are, and how participating in this program would allow you to reach those objectives.
Curriculum Vitae, including current and pending publications, awards, and current and/or past independent funding.
Interdepartmental research proposal (maximum 1,000 words), identifying proposed supervising investigators.
A letter of endorsement from each proposed supervising investigator.
Three letters of reference from people acquainted with your scientific work. Reference letters should be submitted directly to Amy Johnson at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.The university is a conduit for learning for more than 2,800 students, providing training to interns, residents and fellows in postgraduate medical and research. It is the only place in Oregon that grants doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry and nursing. OHSU cares for more than 251,000 patients each year from around the region and takes a leadership role in contributing to solutions involving the health of the state and the nation, such as health care access and transparency, ethics and workforce shortage. Beyond providing critical health care services, quality education and cutting-edge research, OHSU also is a key economic and social force in the Northwest. With an annual operating budget of $2.06 billion and more than 14,000 employees, OHSU is Portland?s largest employer. Its size contributes to its ability to provide... many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in Oregon. For more information visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm