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Oregon Health & Science University Postdoctoral Researcher in Portland, Oregon

This position is in the laboratory of Principal Investigator H. Scott Stadler, PhD, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. The main research focus of the laboratory is the molecular regulation of musculoskeletal tissue development and homeostasis with the application of molecular determinants in the repair/regeneration of musculoskeletal tissues.

The Postdoctoral Scholar will lead a new project studying the role of human lncRNAs in cartilage tissue engineering and homeostasis. The Postdoctoral Scholar will be a major contributor manuscripts and grant submissions, which will provide career-development benchmarks for future independence.

Salary will follow NIH-designated guidelines for postdoctoral researchers.

The Postdoctoral Scholar will work with human cell lines and human cartilage samples. The research environment is a laboratory area consisting of a dedicated laboratory bench and desk, BSL2-approved tissue culture room and a microscopy room. A separate desk and computer in office space will be provided for manuscript writing. This position will be using lentiviruses following an approved protocol and BSL-2 certified tissue culture facility.

  • PhD in biology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, or equivalent biomedical research-related field

  • Experience in data analysis, organization, and presentation using basic software (Photoshop, MS Office, Sigmaplot, Systat)

  • Proficiency in some of the following techniques: cell culture, microscopy, confocal microscopy, basic molecular biology involving RNA-based techniques (in situ hybridization, qRTPCR, RNA-seq, single cell RNA-seq) and immunohistochemistry

  • Basic understanding of statistics (student's T test, ANOVA) and use in assessing scientific data

  • Competency in the communication of scientific results both in writing and in oral presentation

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

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

Recruitment ID: 2020-4114

Street: Marquam Hill

Posting Pay: NIH Scale

Posting FTE: 1.00

Posting Schedule: To be Determined

HR Mission: School of Medicine

Drug Testable: No