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Postdoctoral Scholar - OHSU Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine

Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, Oregon
Aligned with NIH scale for Postdoctoral years of experience + full benefits(medical, dental, vision)
Closing date
Nov 1, 2022

A full time Postdoctoral Scholar position is available at OHSU in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine focusing on the mechanisms of stroke in white matter (WM) as a function of age. Epigenetic regulation of post-injury recovery and preconditioning of brain against injury are the main areas of focus. The Postdoctoral Scholar will participate in high impact research at the intersection of experimental neuroscience, neuroimaging and clinical translation.

Responsibilities include performing in vitro and in vivo stroke models, electrophysiology experiments, and protein assays and biochemical experiments, and processing tissue samples for imaging, including live and fix specimens, generating data utilized for both grant and publication applications. The successful candidate will also participate in academic development, hypothesis generation, experimental planning, data interpretation; training and coaching students and junior staff; and grant and publication writing.

The fellow will have the opportunity to learn experimental approaches in our lab such as optic nerve and corpus callosum slice models, employing electrophysiological recordings, and advanced microscopy techniques such as confocal, two-photon microscopy and 3D electron microscopy. The fellow will work as part of a multidisciplinary research team including neuroscientists and imaging scientists. A high level of engagement in these projects, including the ability to provide pivotal conceptual and technical input, is essential.

Salary for this position will align with the NIH Scale.

The OHSU Fellowship for Diversity in Research seeks to address the need for increased representation of minoritized races/ethnicities in STEM at the postdoctoral level. Eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Visit for more information.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree in Neuroscience, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, or Cell Biology
  • Experience in rodent animal surgery
  • Experience in mitochondrial functional assay
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to function in a dynamic team-based environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with the following:
    • Cell culture
    • Immunohistology and Western Blot
    • Animal models of traumatic brain injury (TBI) or middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)
    • Live Cell Imaging
    • Fluorescence-based imaging using confocal or 2-photon microscopy

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