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Postdoctoral Researcher

Beaverton, OR
Oregon Health & Science University


The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) is located 12 miles west of the OHSU main campus, and sits on 162 acres of land featuring forested areas, research and administration buildings, indoor and outdoor animal housing, a pond, and 2-mile perimeter walking path. Our mission is to improve human health and the quality of life through the support of nonhuman primate research programs that advance our knowledge of the causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of debilitating diseases.

A full-time Postdoctoral Researcher position is available at the Oregon National Primate Research Center in the lab of Dr. Anna W. Roe. The research program investigates the cortical basis of sensory (vision and touch) behavior in nonhuman primates. Experience with the following are a plus: nonhuman primate behavior, optical imaging, electrophysiology, fMRI, surgical skills, and computer programming (matlab, labview, python, psychopy). Candidate will be actively engaged in developing or adapting new technologies such as optogenetics and wireless technology for behavioral modulation. Competitive candidate is expected to understand the scientific background for the research, design critical experiments, conduct experiments, analyze data and apply statistics to reach appropriate conclusions. Candidate is expected to present results at conferences and produce manuscripts describing the findings for publication in scientific journals. A must are good communication skills and work habits commensurate with successful teamwork with other lab personnel and students.

  • Ph.D in biological, engineering, or other related science field
  • Experience working with nonhuman primates
  • Background in neuroscience or related
  • Ability to work independently and in a team effort in a collegial, productive manner
  • Excellent manual and intellectual skills to accurately perform research techniques
  • Working knowledge of computer software for data storage and analyses, graphics and presentations
  • Excellent organizational and communication (written and oral) skills
  • Must have good interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team
  • Must be able to prioritize work demands
  • Ability to lift or move equipment and devices up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to sit and use instruments in a laboratory setting for up to 4 continuous hours per day
  • Ability to sit and use a computer for 2-3 hours at a time
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

  • Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Physics, BME, Computer Science, Math, Optics or Psychology
  • Experience in nonhuman primate behavior or other animal behavior
  • Experience laboratory animal surgery
  • Experience in oral presentation, manuscript publication and grant application

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.