Oregon Health & Science University

Post Doctoral Scholar

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Position Category
Job Type
SM. Behavioral Neuroscience
Salary Range
NIH Salary Scale
variable, 8am - 5pm
Monday-Friday, some weekend
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Department of Behavioral and System Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) offers a dynamic and stimulating environment with a focus on alcohol and drug abuse research and the neuroscience of behavior. The department hosts three training grants including one on the biological basis of alcoholism.


The Department of Behavioral Neuroscience and the PI of the lab are committed to ensure that graduate students, post-docs, and research staff are treated with dignity and respect and understand that diversity creates an environment conducive to the development of excellence in research and novel ideas

Function/Duties of Position

A Post Doctoral Research position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Marina Guizzetti, Department of Behavioral Neuroscience.


The main research interest of Dr. Guizzetti’s laboratory is the identification of novel mechanisms of astrocyte-neuron interactions involved in neuronal plasticity in the developing and adult brain. We are particularly interested in the effects of alcohol exposure on astrocyte-specific gene expression and gene translation and how these changes alter normal brain development, potentially through alterations of the brain extracellular matrix (ECM). Key responsibilities include:


  • Bench lab work relevant to assigned projects
  • Preparation of manuscripts
  • Assisting with preparation of funding proposals

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in related field
  • Strong scientific and technical background in molecular and cellular biology
  • Proficiency in the preparation of scientific manuscripts
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong work ethic

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in molecular biology, RNA analysis, and animal handling including behavioral analysis
  • Experience with RNA-Seq data analysis and interpretation
  • Experience with fluorescence microscopy
  • Experience with FACS
  • Strong background in neuroscience/neurobiology
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

Additional Details

Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter and CV.

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.


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