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Oregon Health & Science University Postdoctoral Researcher in Portland, Oregon

At OHSU's Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences our mission is to “Improving the lives of workers through biomedical and occupational research.”

The successful candidate will serve as the project leader under the direction of Dr. Saurabh Thosar (PI). Dr. Thosar’s lab is located within the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at OHSU. Work on multiple projects is posible.

The overall research program involves investigating the interactions between physical inactivity/sedentary behavior and sleep, and how they affect risk for cardiovascular disease in healthy individuals and in those with existing chronic disease. cardiovascular disease. Primary duties will include developing scientific ideas, writing grant applications and manuscripts, data collection and management, and supervision of research assistants.

The successful candidate will be proficient in project management and independently monitoring study operations, budget management and managing human subjects IRB protocols and modifications. Shift work and weekend work (including night-time data collection) is expected. Additional duties can include overseeing and managing research equipment, materials, and logistics (with the assistance of research assistants).

  • PhD/ MD degree with major training in the relevant field

  • Human physiology and clinical research

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work both independently and in a small group setting

  • Ability to interact in a positive and productive manner with a diverse lab community

  • Experience and expertise in cardiovascular physiology

  • Experience managing or coordinating a multi-year research project

  • Topical knowledge or expertise in sleep and exercise

  • Ability to be self-motivated, to prioritize effectively and achieve deadlines

  • Ability to work overnight hours and occasional weekends for data collection

  • Highly motivated and responsible

  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail

Please upload a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae/Resume, contact information for three academic/professional references, and a published paper. Contact for more information.

Working conditions: Working hours of this position will vary but are mostly M-F and 8-5 with occasinal evenings and weekends.

Physical demands and equipments usage: Computer work, standing and sitting for long periods of time while using a computer or completing lab experiments. Following appropriate safety procedures with appropriate personal protective equipment (when applicable). Occasional moving of equipment (for material >50 lbs., hand trucks, dolleys, and material moving equipment are expected to be used), Job duties include handling body fluids and can result in exposure to radiation.

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: 2020-6535

Street: Marquam Hill

Job Type: Postdoctoral

Posting Pay: NIH postdoc salary scale

Posting FTE: 1.00

Posting Hours: 8-5pm but varies

Posting Schedule: Work days are primarily Monday through Friday

HR Mission: Research

Drug Testable: No