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Postdoctoral Scholar

Location: Portland, OR
Company: Oregon Health and Science University
Employment type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
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The Department of Family Medicine at OHSU is a nationally known, diverse, and growing enterprise, encompassing a large clinical system, a robust teaching program, and a vibrant research section.


The OHSU Postdoctoral Fellowship in Family Medicine will afford mentorship under the guidance of the faculty supervisor to undertake research funded by the National Institute on Aging. The Fellow will also train alongside the OHSU Postdoctoral Fellows in Family Medicine Research to develop career advancement skills and valuable insights into improving health care quality in primary care settings.This Fellowship focuses on applied research into racial and ethnic differences in the longitudinal dynamics of cognitive impairment, dementia, and multiple chronic conditions/multimorbidity.

An applied learning environment on an active research study is complemented with didactic opportunities across the OHSU community, including a Fellowship Seminar Series. Depending on an individual's focus, experience-based learning opportunities and curriculum can be adapted to prepare a fellow for an academic research, health policy, public health and clinician research career.

Postdoctoral appointments are temporary by nature and are designed to develop the postdoctoral scholar as an independent scientist and to enhance their professional skills for academic and non-academic careers.

Salary for this position aligns with the NIH Scale.


  • PhD and MD in a healthcare related field
  • Some research experience
  • Advanced knowledge of EndNote, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Experience with statistical software (e.g. Stata, R, SAS).
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of the subject disciplines
  • Demonstrated capability of working within a project team to achieve results.
  • Demonstrable record of success in appropriate/equivalent leadership and management role(s)
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to gaining practical experience working on a research project
  • Ability to relate to staff from a variety of diverse backgrounds and experiences

  • Familiarity with the analysis of longitudinal data, complex survey data, and/or administrative data
  • Experience with or strong interest in advanced statistical methods for the analysis of longitudinal health and health care data

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 aaeo@ohsu.edu.
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