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Oregon Health & Science University Postdoctoral Researcher in Portland, Oregon

A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated candidate to contribute to our discovery program, and to receive training in renal and ion transport physiology. The successful candidate will primarily perform studies in knockout mice to dissect mechanisms underlying electrolyte homeostasis and blood pressure, but our group employs a wide variety of techniques including Western blotting, immunofluorescence and cell culture approaches. Responsibilities include:

  • Participation in active research studies, including maintenance and characterization of the renal physiology (renal injury, blood pressure and metabolic pathways) in knockout mice and disease models

  • Microsurgical procedures and post-operative care of animals will be performed along with analysis of protein expression and histological analysis. Cell culture methods and biochemical approaches may also be used.

  • Perform tissue clearing and intracellular ion concentration measurements

  • Perform experimental design and data interpretation

  • Preparation of manuscripts for publication, abstracts for presentation

  • Full participation in Division and lab research activities

  • Doctorate degree in Medicine, Physiology, or Pharmacology

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to compose manuscripts

  • Ability to present research findings at scientific conferences

Candidates with a doctoral degree that includes training in physiology and/or pharmacology, with small animal surgery experience, are especially encouraged to apply.

  • 4 or more years of prior basic science laboratory experience and prior experience working in renal pathophysiology

  • 2 or more published papers in peer-reviewed journals

Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter and 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: 2020-5221

Street: Marquam Hill

Job Type: Postdoctoral

Posting Department: Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Posting Pay: $52,704 (0 years of experience) - $64,008 (7 or more years of experience)

Posting FTE: 1.00

Posting Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Posting Schedule: M-F

HR Mission: School of Medicine

Drug Testable: No