Oregon Health & Science University

Post Doctoral Scholar

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Position Category
Job Type
Casey Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology
Salary Range
$52,704-64,008, depending on experience.
Monday through Friday
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

This position involves research in optical coherence tomography and participation in functional imaging research in retinal diseases under the supervision of David Huang, MD, PhD and Ou Tan, PhD.  This position will grade OCTs in the Casey Eye Institute Reading Center.

Function/Duties of Position

Contribute to the development of new concepts, techniques and standards. Analyzes research data and provides interpretations.  Setup experimental and pre-clinic system.  Build advanced OCT systems, such as ultrahigh speed system, ultrahigh resolution system and collect preliminary results for grant application /paper publication. Setup functional OCT system, such as optical coherence elastography, and perform phantom / ex-vivo/in-vivo study with the system.  May involve several different projects.  Grade OCTs in CEI Reading Center.  Contributes to the development of research documentation for publication and/or prepares technique reports, papers and grant applications.

Analyze research data and provide interpretation.  Contribute to the development of research documentation for publication and/or prepare technique reports, papers and grant applications.

Operate and maintain sophisticated laboratory/scientific equipment.

Required Qualifications

PhD in Ophthalmology, Biomedical Engineering, Medical Physics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or related field. 

0-3 years of relevant experience.

Detail oriented and meticulous in all aspects of work. Requires exceptional organizational skills, strong communication skills with the public as well as with physicians/researchers, and exceptional database management abilities. Strong follow-through skills and ability to pro-actively identify and solve problems. Demonstrated innovation, initiative, and problem-solving skills are imperative. Ability to work well independently and multi-task is critical. The ability to work well with team members is essential. Familiarity with research design, statistics, and use of computers for research is preferred. Working knowledge of computer software including Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and Photoshop is desired. Strong written and verbal communication abilities.  Ability to work independently and as part of a team.  Good time management skills and attention to detail.  Ability to meet deadlines, and willingness to serve as a positive and professional role model. 

Must have demonstrated record of reliable attendance, punctuality and proven successful performance in past and present.

Preferred Qualifications

Basic training in laboratory methods, some laboratory experience is preferred.

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.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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