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Oregon Health & Science University Postdoctoral Scholar in Portland, Oregon

The Ruhland Lab studies tumor- and self-antigen trafficking and presentation in the context of cancer and autoimmunity. We aim to better understand the cell and molecular biology underlying productive T priming in the lymph node with the ultimate goal of finding new immunotherapeutic targets. Our research focuses on dendritic cell context-specific programming and downstream T cell responses using models of skin inflammation and melanoma. We utilize cutting-edge microscopy techniques, complex reporter mouse models and diverse molecular- and cell-biological techniques focused on immune modulation.

We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scholar to join our team and help move our science forward. The ideal candidate for this position will be highly interactive, but capable of working independently. They will have a strong and demonstrated interest in the area of immunology and/or tumor microenvironment. Specific projects will be determined by the applicant’s skill set and articulated research interests. The Postdoctoral Scholar will be expected to compete for internal and external funding, present their work internally and at conferences and write scientific papers.

Salary for this position aligns with the NIH Scale.

  • PhD or MD/PhD, in related field of study

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with immunology, mouse models, cell culture, and flow cytometry

  • PhD in Cell Biology, Cancer Biology or Immunology

  • No more than one year of postdoctoral experience

  • First authorship on at least one paper in a peer-reviewed English language journal

  • Experience with high-throughput sequencing

Highly motivated candidates should upload a cover letter describing your relevant qualifications, future interests, and expected start date; CV; and names and contact information for three references.

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: 2021-8922

Street: Waterfront

Posting Department: Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology

Posting FTE: 1.00

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

Posting Schedule: Monday - Friday, some weekends

HR Mission: School of Medicine