Described below are some of the openings that are available for postdocs at Oregon State University. Not all open postdoctoral positions are listed here; some may be advertised in journals or on other web sites. If you do not see an opening in your area of interest, you may wish to contact specific faculty members directly to inquire about the possibility of training with them. To contact individual faculty, visit the lists of Academic Colleges and Research Centers and Institutes, and select a college, department, center, or institute. Most units provide profiles of research interests and contact information for faculty members.

Please follow the instructions for submitting your application materials. Materials should not be sent to the OSU Graduate School.

To submit a position for posting on this page, please contact
Megan Ferris, Assitant to the Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Programs.

OSU is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer


Botany and Plant Pathology - Postdoc Scholar Position

Posted: 12/03/2014
Name: Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural Sciences
Location: Oregon State University, Corvallis Campus
Open Date: 12/1/2014
Closing Date: Until filled

Position Summary:

A postdoctoral scholar position (1.0 FTE; 12-months) is available in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology (BPP) at Oregon State University. The position provides a competitive stipend and health insurance for up to three years, subject to satisfactory performance.

The successful applicant will be responsible for assisting with all aspects of natural products extraction, isolation, purification, structure elucidation and bioassay, in addition to sharing basic laboratory duties. The project is part of a large, multi-laboratory trans-disciplinary research effort aimed at, in part, discovery and evaluation of new (and existing) compounds for prevention and control of disease of plants caused by Agrobacterium tumefaciens and Rhodococcus fascians. There will be opportunities to contribute to other projects, including determination of biodistribution of the pathogens in production settings, and deployment of molecular diagnostics. Responsibilities include conducting independent research in the field, greenhouse and laboratory settings; maintaining accurate and detailed research operations records; isolation and maintenance of bacterial cultures; development and execution of appropriate experiments; collection and analysis of data, interpretat  ion of results, formulation of conclusions, and documentation in final written form.

The successful candidate will possess 1) effective interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate successfully with a diverse team of researchers, students, and staff, 2) the ability to work independently and maintain effective attention to detail, meet deadlines, and prioritize competing demands 3) display an aptitude for problem solving and facilitating the work of others 4) demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with internal and external collaborators and 5) act as lead and support in manuscript and grant proposal writing. The position will be in the laboratories of Dr. Taifo Mahmud (College of Pharmacy) and Melodie Putnam (BPP).

Required Qualifications: Recent Ph.D. graduates in Natural Products Chemistry or a closely related discipline and experience in purification and structure elucidation techniques including HPLC, 1D and 2D NMR, MS, UV, IR, are required. Applicants must also possess basic computer skills, and have a record of completing projects in a timely manner.  Candidates must be able to communicate effectively and have excellent oral and written English skills.
Preferred Qualifications:

Strong research experience as demonstrated by first author publications.

Familiarity with antibacterial assays, both in vitro and in vivo, is highly desirable.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity is preferred.
Application Process:

To apply, please provide a CV and cover letter which includes a summary of past accomplishments, a statement of research goals, and contact information (including e-mail addresses) for three references. Application material may be sent electronically to:

Melodie Putnam

Department of Botany and Plant Pathology Oregon State University

2082 Cordley Hall

Corvallis, OR 97331

(541) 737-3472

putnamm@science.oregonstate.edu

For more information about the Postdoc Scholar Appointment please see http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/postdocs

Functional Analysis of Candidate Genes for Disease Resistance in Snails - Postoctoral Scholar

Posted: 11/21/14
Name: Department of Integrative Biology, College of Science
Location: Oregon State University, Corvallis Campus, Cordley Hall
Open Date: 11/21/2014
Closing Date: Until filled

Position Summary:

This individual will use molecular and cellular biology methods to identify genes in the snail Biomphalaria glabrata, that convey resistance to Schistosoma mansoniS. mansoni is a major parasite of humans that is transmitted by this snail host. We have already found major QTL correlated with infection risk in laboratory populations of snails, and have annotated nearby candidate genes. Thus, the major task for this position is to functionally assess those candidate genes for their role in resistance. The main approach to this goal will be gene knockdowns using RNAi, but may also include transgenics, neutralizing antibodies, immunohistochemistry, or proteomics. Once causal gene(s) are identified, future work may include probing their mechanisms of action, including how they interact with parasite-derived molecules. The long-term purpose of this research is to find ways to block transmission of schistosomiasis via interference with the snail host. The candidate will be encouraged to develop his/her own ideas to approach this goal. Biomphalaria and Schistosoma form a well-studied model host-parasite system with numerous available molecular and genomic resources and established laboratory protocols. This project is funded by NIH grant AI109134 to Michael S. Blouin.  This position is available to start immediately.

Required Qualifications:

PhD in biology or related field. 

Demonstrated expertise and substantial bench experience in molecular/cellular biology.

Evidence of good English communication and writing skills, including ability to publish results in a timely manner.
Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with RNAi and/or related gene knockdown/knockout techniques, preferably in an invertebrate model system.

Experience in microscopy and immunohistochemistry techniques.

Experience with protein biochemistry.

Background in immunology.

Strong computational and quantitative skills.

Ability to start soon would be highly desirable.

Application Process:

For more information or to apply, contact Mike Blouin at blouinm@science.oregonstate.edu and include “Snail postdoc position” in the title of your email. 

To apply, include a curriculum vitae that includes the names of at least three professional references, their email addresses and telephone contact numbers. 

Include a cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position, and what interests you about coming to Oregon State University to work on this project.

For more information about the Postdoc Scholar Appointment please see http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/postdocs

Population Genomics of Phyotpathogenic Bacteria - Postoctoral Scholar

Posted:

November 18, 2014

Name:

College of Agricultural Sciences - Department of Botany and Plant Pathology

Location:

Oregon State University – Corvallis, Oregon

Available:

January 1, 2015

Closing Date:

Until filled

Position Summary:

A postdoc scholar position (1.0 FTE; 12-months) is available in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon State University. The position provides a competitive stipend and health insurance for up to three years, subject to satisfactory performance.

The goal of this work is to use whole genome sequences and methods in population genomics to infer the evolutionary history of gall-forming bacterial pathogens, Agrobacterium tumefaciens and Rhodococcus fascians. In addition, there will be opportunities to contribute to other projects, including the characterization of R. fascians virulence, development and deployment of molecular diagnostics, and genome-enabled discovery of important traits. The successful applicant will be expected to work collaboratively with a large, multi-laboratory trans-disciplinary research team, help mentor students, as well as lead and support manuscript and grant proposal writing. The position will be in the laboratories of Drs. Chang and Grunwald (UDSA-ARS).

Required Qualifications:

Minimum of a PhD in bioinformatics, biology, or related fields.

Demonstrated capacity for independent research, leadership and intellectual creativity.

Demonstrated productivity.

Collaborative with excellent oral and written communication skills.

Experience with quantitative and/or computational methods.

Preferred Qualifications:

Research experience in bioinformatics, coalescent theory or population genomics.

Application Process:

Please provide a cover letter, CV, and three references.

Application material may be sent electronically to:

Jeff Chang

Department of Botany and Plant Pathology

Oregon State University

2082 Cordley Hall

Corvallis, OR 97331

(541) 737-5278

changj@science.oregonstate.edu

For more information about the Postdoc Scholar Appointment please see http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/postdocs

Cancer Nanomedicine - Postdoctoral Scholar

Posted: 10/31/2014
Name: College of Pharmacy - School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Location: Oregon State University, CLSB - Portland, Oregon
Available: February 1, 2015
Closing Date: Until qualified applicant identified

Position Summary:

A position for a postdoctoral scholar is available in the School of Pharmacy at Oregon State University to develop and evaluate novel nanotechnology-based platforms for the fluorescence imaging and cancer therapy including photothermal and photodynamic therapy. Recent Ph.D. graduates in pharmacy or related biomedical sciences with a strong research background in cancer biology especially in working with animal models are encouraged to apply. Candidates with a background in biomedical engineering, material sciences, chemical engineering, or polymer engineering are also encouraged to apply to develop novel nanomaterials for biomedical applications. The successful candidate is expected to have research experience in the design and synthesis of diagnostic/imaging and therapeutic nanomaterials, modification of biomolecules for bio-conjugation, cell culture, and animal (mice) work. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research independently while working together as part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team. Applicants should be self-motivated, dedicated, adaptable and capable of multitasking. The project focuses on image-guided therapy for cancer employing nanotechnology and has considerable translational potential.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in pharmacy, bioengineering, chemistry, or related disciplines is required. Candidates should have a research experience in the biomedical nanoscience or related fields with publications demonstrating achievements. Individuals holding a Ph.D. with cancer biology backgrounds with in vivo experience are encouraged to apply and should demonstrate excellence in working with small animal models and animal handling with experience in nanomedicine or biomedical imaging. Candidate is expected to have leadership skills, the ability to coordinate research activities. The candidate should have excellent English speaking and writing skills in order to communicate effectively within multidisciplinary research teams and with external collaborators. The successful candidate should possess the ability to work independently and maintain effective attention to detail, meet deadlines, and prioritize competing demands.
Application Process:

To apply please submit a letter of application describing your interest in the position and an overview of your qualifications and experience. Also, please submit CV, and the names and contact information of three professional references.

To apply, please email your application to: Oleh.Taratula@oregonstate.edu

For more information about the Postdoc Scholar Appointment please see http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/postdocs

Flexible Electronics Engineer - Postdoctoral Scholar

Posted: 10/13/2014
Name: College of Engineering - School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering
Location: Oregon State University - Corvallis, Oregon
Appointment: 1.0 FTE, up to 18 months
Available: November 15, 2014
Closing Date: November 15, 2014 or until qualified applicant identified
Position Summary: The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University invites applications for two full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month post-doctoral scholars in the area of flexible electronics.  The candidates should have expertise in thin film deposition, photolithography, etching, mask design, device characterization, and materials and process development. We seek candidates with experience working with flexible substrates, specifically process integration on polymeric substrates. This position provides an opportunity for cross-disciplinary research in the application of materials science to the development of flexible sensing systems for human health monitoring. The successful candidate is also expected to mentor and collaborate with graduate and undergraduate students, and to assume both lead and supporting roles in the preparation of manuscripts for publication. 15% of this position may be devoted to professional development activities and non-related research projects.
Required Qualifications & Experience:

- Minimum of a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related field.

- Demonstrated capacity for intellectual creativity and leadership in university-level scholarship

- Evidence of ability and interest in participating in diverse interdisciplinary teams.

- Demonstrated record of publication or other scholarly activity.

- Excellent oral and written communication skills.

- Experience with microelectronics fabrication techniques
Preferred Qualifications & Experience: 

- Experience with flexible electronics fabrication techniques.

- Experience with biosensor development, including functionalization techniques.
Application Process:

To apply please submit a letter of application describing your interest in the position and an overview of your qualifications and experience. Also, please submit a resume/vita, and the names and phone numbers of three professional references.

Application materials may be sent electronically or hard copy to:

John F. Conley, Jr.

Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science & Intercollege Materials Science Program

Co-Director, Materials Synthesis and Characterization (MaSC) Facility

Oregon State University

3089 Kelley Engineering Center

Corvallis, OR 97331-5501

(541) 737-9874

jconley@eecs.oregonstate.edu

http://web.engr.oregonstate.edu/~jconley/

For more information about the Postdoc Scholar Appointment please see http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/postdocs

Forest Biometrics/Measurements - Postdoctoral Scholar

Posted: 09/30/2014
Name: College of Forestry - Department of Forest Engineering, Resources & Management
Location: Oregon State University - Corvallis
Position Summary: A postdoctoral position is available to examine the predictive abilities, efficiency, and suitability of selected methods for mapping forest inventory attributes using LIDAR, other remote sensing, and ground data collected in Southwest Oregon. The position provides a competitive 12-month stipend and health insurance for two years (subject to performance), starting October 15, 2014.
The successful applicant will be involved in a project that examines the use of high-density airborne LiDAR data to improve the accuracy of mapped forest inventory information for Pacific Northwest Forests. The development of spatially-explicit information describing forest type and structure over a region is critical for a broad range of applications, including policy development, ecosystem modeling, habitat management, forest fuels mitigation, and inventory. In keeping with the importance of spatially-explicit information, the project examines the use of ancillary information to provide reliable, cost effective, and repeatable stand- and landscape-level estimates under varying stand density and structure, and seeks to examine a combination of model-assisted sampling and imputation methods to improve thematic and spatial accuracy of inventory variables at multiple spatial scales.
Working Conditions/Work Schedule: Oregon State University is located in Corvallis Oregon between Portland and Eugene. Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high deserts, and the Coast and rugged Cascade Ranges are within a 100-mile drive of Corvallis. For information about the College of Forestry at OSU, visit http://www.cof.orst.edu/
Minimum/Required Qualifications:  Candidates must possess a PhD degree in Forest Biometrics/Measurements or Quantitative Silviculture or Quantitative Geography.
Application Process:

Interested candidates should send their application, curriculum vitae including a list of publications, a brief description of research interest, and two letters of recommendation to:


Dr. Temesgen Hailemariam
Department of Forest Resources
Oregon State University
270 Peavy Hall
Corvallis Oregon,
Phone: 541-737-8549
E-mail: hailemariam.temesgen@oregonstate.edu
http://ferm.forestry.oregonstate.edu/facstaff/temesgen-hailemariam

Closing date: Dec. 1, 2014 or until the position is filled.

For more information about the Postdoc Scholar Appointment please see http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/postdocs

Modeling Climate Responses of Pacific Northwest Vegetation - Postdoctoral Scholar

Posted: 09/05/2014
Name: College of Forestry - Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society
Location: Oregon State University - Corvallis
Position Summary:

The Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society at Oregon State University invites applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Postdoctoral Scholar position in Modeling Climate Responses of Pacific Northwest Vegetation.

The goal of this work is to advance forest ecosystem modeling at regional and sub-regional scales in Pacific Northwest and Alaska forest ecosystems using multiple dynamic global vegetation models (DGVMs). In collaboration with USFS technical staff, the postdoctoral scholar will use the MC2 and BioMAP DGVMs to simulate forest response to climate change using downscaled CMIP5 climate data. Furthermore, the postdoctoral scholar will evaluate these DGVMs in comparison to other terrestrial biome models such as CLM-ED and LPJ. There is a dual opportunity in this position to produce practical guidance for the regions’ forest managers and policy makers, while exploring and advancing DGVM and biogeochemical modeling approaches.

Qualified applicants should have expertise in ecosystem modeling. Extensive experience with at least one vegetation and/or biogeochemical model is desirable, as is using empirical datasets for calibration, validation and/or analysis, including remote sensing products. Candidates with a strong background in forest ecology, biogeochemistry, and related fields are desired. Candidates must be able to read, revise and execute ecosystem model code. The candidate will be expected to coordinate research activities, develop refereed publications, and present research results at professional conferences. A competitive salary is available, along with a generous benefits package, and the start date is somewhat flexible but should be no later than Jan. 31, 2015. The appointment will be made initially for one year with possibility of extension for an additional year, conditional upon performance. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean of the College of Forestry at OSU.
Position Duties:

70% - Model development and execution

30% - Publishing: Publish results in the peer-reviewed literature.  

The successful candidate will evaluate downscaled climate change projections and vegetation model simulations at regional and sub-regional scales for the national forests of the US Pacific Northwest and Alaska. This includes the following tasks:

1.            Design an effective framework for evaluating downscaled climate datasets and models;

2.            Identify relevant datasets, vegetation models, and outputs for the Pacific Northwest and Alaska;

3.            Perform additional vegetation model simulations;

4.            Evaluate downscaled climate datasets;

5.            Evaluate skill of vegetation models;

6.            Evaluate sensitivity of vegetation models to climate datasets;
Working Conditions/Work Schedule: Computer programming and analysis in an office setting at Oregon State University.
Minimum/Required Qualifications:  A Ph.D. ecology, chemistry, earth system science, forestry, geography, atmospheric science, civil engineering or a related discipline from an accredited university is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Priority will be given to those with demonstrated experience and expertise in ecosystem process model development, and working knowledge of programming languages such as C, FORTRAN, R, MATLAB, or Python. Experience with analysis of remotely sensed or eddy covariance data is also helpful. The successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills with demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals, and to work well in a collaborative team environment.
Application Process:

Closing date: 10-31-2014

For further information, please contact Dr. Christopher Still at chris.still@oregonstate.edu or Dr. John Kim at jbkim@fs.fed.us.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter describing their research experience and interests, a curriculum vita, and reference contact information to: Prof. Christopher Still, Forest Ecosystems and Society, 321 Richardson Hall, Oregon State University Corvallis, OR 97331-5752 chris.still@oregonstate.edu (email preferred).

For more information about the Postdoc Scholar Appointment please see http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/postdocs

Biomedical Sciences - Postdoctoral Scholar

Posted: 08/20/2014
Name: College of Veterinary Medicine – Biomedical Sciences
Location: Oregon State University - Corvallis
Available: September 2014
Closing: Until filled
Appointment: Stipend and benefits conform with Postdoctoral Scholar standards at OSU; more information can be found at http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/postdocs.  Stipend ranges from $42,000 to $49,128 per year, depending on the number of years of experience since graduating with PhD.
Job Description: 

The successful applicants will focus on structure/function-based studies of bacterial proteins that modulate membrane cation transport in Vibrio cholerae and Yersinia pestis.  This is a NIH-funded, 2-year project with possible 3 year extension.

The successful candidate will also be helping to mentor undergraduate and graduate students working in the laboratory.  The candidate should have experience in the statistical treatment of datasets, the writing and editing of scientific manuscripts, and communication of scientific results to the scientific community.

Work site is in a well-equipped molecular microbiology lab on the main campus of Oregon State University in the lovely small town of Corvallis, about 80 miles south of Portland.
Job Requirements: PhD in microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or closely-related field.  Interest in bacterial physiology and virulence is expected.  Strong work ethic and a documentable ability to initiate and sustain a highly productive research project.  Good communication skills, both verbal and written.  Experience leading and training students, and working as part of a team is a plus.  Must have graduated within 3 years of starting date.
Application Process:

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 professional references to Claudia Hase at Claudia.hase@oregonstate.edu.

For more information about the Postdoc Scholar Appointment please see http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/postdocs

PHARMACOGENOMICS - Postdoc Scholar Position

Posted: 7/25/14
Name: College of Pharmacy - Laboratory of Pharmacogenomics
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Job Description:

A dynamic, innovative research laboratory of Pharmacogenomics at the College of Pharmacy, Oregon State University (OSU) is seeking to fill a Post-Doctoral position in Bioinformatics. The laboratory is highly collaborative with range of partnerships located in United States (National Institutes of Health and different colleges of OSU) and abroad (Norway, Brazil).

These papers (Nature Medicine. 2011 Nov 20;17(12):1585-93; BMC Bioinformatics. 2011 Jul 14;12:286; Nature Communications. 2013;4:1806) illustrate where we were about a year ago. Currently we have more “things” going on such as reconstruction and analysis of transkingdom networks from microbial metagenomics and host transcriptomics in animal and clinical systems.

The successful candidate will be executing research projects in Systems Bio/Medicine focused on the analysis of pharmacogenomics, metagenomic, transcriptomics, and metabolomics and other 'omics' data derived from the human samples and experimental animals. Analyses will broadly focus on systems-level studies using different modeling approaches including network analysis of interaction between drug, host and its microbiome, as well as discovery of biomarkers relevant to human disease such as cervical cancer and immunodeficiency. The candidate should be familiar with statistics and bioinformatic techniques for genomic data analysis and have to collaborate closely with members of experimental laboratories for validation of computational results.

Job Requirements:

A Doctoral degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Biology, or a related field and ability to collaborate well are required. Proficiency in statistical programming and/or scripting languages appropriate for scalable data analysis (e.g., R, Perl, Python, etc.); familiarity with functional genetic and/or genomic data, as indicated by the publication record. Experience with biological databases and wet lab is a plus.

Contact Information:

Andrey Morgun, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor in Pharmacogenomics
College of Pharmacy, Oregon State University
email: andriy.morgun@oregonstate.edu

For more information about the Postdoc Scholar Appointment please see http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/postdocs

US EPA - Two Postdoc Positions Available

Posted: 06/20/14
Name: US EPA - Western Ecology Division
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Job Description and Requirements:

We have two post-doc positions available at the US EPA's Western Ecology Division in Corvallis, OR.  Both positions are funded through the Oakridge/ORISE program, and applications must be submitted through the ORISE website (http://orise.orau.gov/epa/applicants/application.htm).

Position 1:  Evaluating the effects of climate change on hydrologic behavior in the southwest (position EPA-ORD/NHEERL-WED-2014-02).  Qualifications include:  Doctoral degree hydrology, water resources, or a closely related field within five years of the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. Experience with the use of climate data and GIS analysis is desirable.  The full project description can be found at http://orise.orau.gov/epa/applicants/description.aspx?JobId=14812.

Position 2:  Mapping watershed integrity nationally (position EPA-ORD/NHEERL-WED-2014-04).  Qualifications include:  Doctoral degree in aquatic ecology, ecohydrology, watershed hydrology, or a closely related field within five years of the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. Experience with the use of aquatic monitoring data and GIS analyses is desired.  The full project description can be found at http://orise.orau.gov/epa/applicants/description.aspx?JobId=14848.

Contact Information:

Further information can be obtained by contacting leibowitz.scott@epa.gov:

Scott G. Leibowitz, Ph.D.
US EPA
200 SW 35th Street
Corvallis, OR  97333
TEL: (541) 754-4508
FAX: (541) 754-4799
http://www.epa.gov/wed/pages/staff/leibowitz.htm


For more information about the Postdoc Scholar Appointment please see http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/postdocs

Post-Doctoral Fellow - Forest Value Chain Optimization

Posted: 05/22/2014
Name: College of Forestry - Institute for Working Forest Landscapes (IWFL)
Location: Oregon State University - Corvallis
Closing: Until filled
Job Description: 

The Institute for Working Forest Landscapes (IWFL) at Oregon State University invites applications for the position of Post-Doctoral Fellow in Forest Value Chain Optimization. The IWFL is a new Center of Excellence in the College of Forestry that was created to conduct interdisciplinary research in four thematic areas: ecosystem resilience, healthy communities, innovative forest products, and intensive forest management.  The scientist in Forest Supply Chain Optimization will develop new methods to increase the productivity and value realization of forest products with the twin goals of increasing the competitiveness of local manufacturing and improve the resilience of forest landscapes.

The fellow will work closely with scientists in wood products, business, engineering and industrial ecology. 

Job Requirements:

Applicants should have at least one degree in forestry, expertise in modeling and optimization or industrial ecology.

Minimum Qualifications:

Earned PhD in Forest Economics, Forest Operations, Wood Products or related education.

Prior experience is preferred.

Application Process:

Please send a cover letter, curriculum VitaeInsti, and 3 references to Dr. Thomas Maness at Thomas.Maness@oregonstate.edu or Dr. John Sessions at John.Sessions@oregonstate.edu.

For more information about the Postdoc Scholar Appointment please see http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/postdocs

ANTIBIOTIC RESEARCH and DEVELOPMENT - Postdoctoral Scholar

Posted: 05/8/2014
Name: Antibiotic Research and Development
Location: Oregon State University - Corvallis
Available: June 2014
Closing: Until filled
Appointment: Stipend and benefits conform with Postdoctoral Scholar standards at OSU; more information can be found at http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/postdocs.  Stipend ranges from $42,000 to $49,128 per year, depending on the number of years of experience since graduating with PhD.
Job Description: 

Design, test, and develop novel antisense antibiotics made with a novel platform technology.  These novel antisense antibiotics mimic the structure of DNA, and inhibit expression of bacterial genes in a sequence-specific mechanism.  They are very effective against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.  Work on this project targets Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Escherichia coli.  NIH-funded, 2-year project with possible 3 year extension. 

Work site is in a well-equipped molecular microbiology lab on the main campus of Oregon State University in the lovely small town of Corvallis, about 80 miles south of Portland.  The project also works closely with the biotechnology company Sarepta Therapeutics, located near the OSU campus.

Job Requirements: PhD in microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, or closely-related field.  Interest in drug development.  Strong work ethic and a documentable ability to initiate and sustain a highly productive research project.  Good communication skills, both verbal and written.  Experience leading and training students, and working as part of a team.  Must have graduated within 3 years of starting date.
Application Process:

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 professional references to Bruce Geller at gellerb@orst.edu.


For more information about the Postdoc Scholar Appointment please see http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/postdocs