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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
Oct 24, 2023

Job Details

A full time Postdoctoral Scholar position is available at OHSU in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine. The Post-doctoral fellow will provide imaging support for the Anesthesiology Research under the direction of Dr. Andrei Sdrulla. This position will involve a variety of electrophysiology, imaging, behavioral assays, and molecular techniques. This position also requires a working knowledge of rodent physiology and pharmacology and experience in scientific writing, including grant preparation and paper publication is required. Extensive experience in the analysis and presentation of scientific data is also required.

Key Responsibilities include:

Imaging and neurophysiology support/Project coordination

  • Provides support for investigators using imaging and electrophysiology lab and core resources
  • Performs electrophysiology, image acquisition, and image processing independently
  • Develops and maintains electrophysiological and imaging equipment in working order
  • Develops and maintains animal behavior equipment in working order
  • Processes tissue samples for imaging, including live and fix specimens, including immunohistochemistry and other fixed tissue techniques
  • Conducts rodent surgery as needed for experimental objectives
  • Conducts rodent behavior experiments as needed
  • Provides faculty support: building and coordinating research proposals; creating and conducting experiments; analyzing results of experiments; collaborating with other researchers; assists in planning experimental design and/or designing research standard operating procedures; assumes responsibility for specific components of research project
  • Demonstrates creativity and problem solving ability
  • Assists in training and coaching students and junior staff
  • Compliant with the regulations and guidelines (e.g., OHSU IRB, NIH, and all other state, federal, and institutional regulatory agencies)

Grant Submission and Publication

  • Assist in the collection and organization of data for grant and publication submissions
  • Assist in manuscript and grant writing
  • Ability to serve as co-investigator on research projects and publications

Required qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree in relevant field
  • 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in image acquisition including but not limited to basic light microscopy, multiphoton microscopy, tissue collection, and rodent pain neurophysiology.


  • Experience with rodent surgery and pain models
  • Ability to use Prism GraphPad and Biorender software


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