Postdoctoral Scholar

Oregon Health & Science UniversityOregon Health & Science University

Portland, OR, US
Job Description

Department Overview

The goal of our laboratory is to investigate disturbances in the sleep and wake cycle in traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), Alzheimer's disease, and autism. Within the Lim Lab, rodent models are utilized to translate findings to human subjects. We seek a Postdoctoral Scholar to conduct analysis of sleep and behavior data collected from both human and rodent subjects. The Postdoctoral Scholar will also conduct experiments and participate in data collection in human and/or rodent subjects. Prior experience with writing custom scripts and coding for data analysis is encouraged, but not required. This person will provide regular progress updates to team leaders and the PI. They will prepare data for publication, write manuscripts, and present research at local, regional, and national conferences. Postdoctoral Scholars are strongly supported in their professional development by a multi-level mentoring team, opportunities for institutional T32 funding and infrastructure, and guidance on career trajectory and applications for future funding. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and based on the NIH PGY pay scale. The ideal candidate is highly independent, motivated, analytical, and has an enthusiasm for the research conducted with the Sleep & Health Applied Research Program. Must have demonstrated experience with behavioral neuroscience research methods and/or computational neuroscience. The ideal candidate is a self-starter and will be expected to multi-task on several experiments at a time within our fast-paced laboratory.

Function/Duties of Position

1. Collect and analyze data; Plan, execute, and analyze experiments for independent research projects; Assist with team projects as requested 2. Prepare manuscripts, abstracts, grants; Assist PI and other lab members as needed (data analysis/acquisition, writing assistance, editing etc.) 3. Present findings at meetings and conferences; represent lab professionally 4. Mentor and train junior lab members as needed

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in relevant field of study (Neurosciences, Biology, Psychology, Engineering, Computer Science) or PHD defense completed prior to 4/30/23
  • Direct research experience in studies of sleep, aging, cognition or behavioral neuroscience
  • Knowledge and experience with neuroscience techniques


Preferred Qualifications

  • Direct experience with analyzing sleep biosignals (EEG,EMG), direct experience conducting rodent survival surgery, or direct experience conducting clinical research
  • Knowledge and experience with computational neuroscience and coding

Additional Details

Ability to work both on site and remote including occasional nights or weekends as experiments demand.  Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic). Exposure to rodent and human tissues/fluids.

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 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.
Employment Type

Jobs from the Organisation