Oregon Health & Science University

Post Doctoral Scholar

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Position Category
Job Type
Department of Pediatrics
Salary Range
Based on the NIH payscale. Commensurate with experience, education . Starting pay $56,484.
This position requires 40 hours a week, generally during typical working hours. There will be requirements for weekend or after-hours work as individual projects and experiments necessitate.
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Function/Duties of Position

A postdoctoral researcher position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Sarah F. Andres at the Pape Family Pediatric Research Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR.


We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated, and dedicated Ph.D. scientist who has experience with gastrointestinal biology, extracellular vesicles, or mouse models to join our team.


The postdoc will lead projects centered around novel mechanisms that enhance or reduce intestinal damage during the neonatal inflammatory disease necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Ongoing projects include defining therapeutic roles of human milk extracellular vesicles in the neonatal intestine and the use of novel genetic mouse models to delineate post-transcriptional regulation in early intestinal development and NEC.


The lab uses genetic mouse models, human patient samples, including novel 3D patient-derived enteroids, cutting-edge molecular biology, -omics approaches, and imaging techniques to answer critical questions.


In addition to scientific training, the postdoc will also receive personalized mentoring to advance their own career development including networking introductions, goal setting, leadership opportunities, further training in public speaking, project management, grant, and manuscript writing, and chances to review manuscripts and attend conferences.


Our research is highly translational with the ultimate aim of taking bench findings back to educate bedside treatments and practices. Successful candidates will be dynamic, self-starters with a doctoral degree. Strong communication, organizational skills, and the ability to think critically are essential.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD
  • Following the scientific method to ask and answer scientific questions
  • Working as part of a team
  • Working independently
  • Dynamic environment
  • Manuscript writing
  • Critical thinking
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Organized
  • Dynamic
  • Self-starter
  • Time management skills
  • Open and willing to learn new skills
  • Creativity
  • Coachable

Preferred Qualifications

  • Molecular biology
  • Cell biology
  • Grant writing
  • Mentoring junior colleagues
  • Extracellular vesicle biology
  • Bioinformatic experience
  • Mouse models experience
  • Sterile technique
  • Imaging experience
  • Molecular biology skills
  • Immunology

Additional Details

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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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