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. Visit the lists of Academic Colleges and Research Centers and Institutes. Select a college, department, center, or institute, to locate listings of individual faculty. Most units provide profiles of research interests and contact information for faculty members.

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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

AQUATIC DISEASE MODELING - Postdoctoral Scholar

Posted: 01/08/2014
Name: Aquatic Disease Modeling
Location: Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Available: February 2014
Appointment:

1.0 FTE; 1 year with the possibility for renewal based on a satisfactory performance review and the annual nature of federal funding.

Stipend and benefits are commensurate Postdoctoral Standards at OSU; more information can be found at http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/postdocs.

Closing: Until filled
Position summary: The candidate will work with a team of researchers on myxozoan pathogens (Ceratomyxa shasta, Parvicapsula minibicornis) of salmon in the Pacific NW.  A long-term disease monitoring program on the Klamath River measures inter-annual variation in disease effects and severity. This position will collaborate on models being developed for predicting invertebrate host distribution and salmon disease mortality under projected future river conditions. The researcher will be responsible for integrating data from a variety of long-term datasets, for identifying information gaps and designing targeted studies to address these. 
Qualifications:

Applicant should have analytical skills that include multivariate analysis, spatial and time series analysis, knowledge of river hydrology and geomorphology, climate change, fisheries biology and disease ecology. The position will primarily involve data analysis and scientific publication writing, but some field work and laboratory experimentation will be required. Field duties may include exposures of salmonid fish and sampling habitats for annelid hosts.  The candidate will be expected to be available for travel to remote field sites, to work well in a team and to assume an active role in the maintenance and leadership of the lab. Diving experience useful.

Applicants should have a proven publication record and the ability to write efficiently. Applicants must have completed all requirements for their doctoral program in a biostatistics or biological science, with expertise in the fields of aquatic ecology, disease ecology or fisheries.

I look forward to discussing this position with interested candidates, and you may contact me at the contact address below.

Application Process:

Send the following materials:

  • letter of interest, describing how your experience, qualifications, and interests have prepared you for this position, and
  • a resume including the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references, to:

Dr. Jerri Bartholomew                                                                                                        Director, John L. Fryer Salmon Disease Laboratory Department of Microbiology
220 Nash Hall
Corvallis, OR  97331
Phone: 541-737-1856
Email: bartholj@science.oregonstate.edu

Website: http://microbiology.science.oregonstate.edu/content/dr-jerri-bartholomew

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

COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY - Postdoctoral Scholar

Posted: 01/08/2014
Name: Computational Biology in Ramsey Lab
Location: Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Available: Immediately, but the start date is negotiable
Stipend:

The position has a competitive salary and benefits package. The stipend will be commensurate with experience.

Closing: Until filled
Summary:

The Ramsey Lab at Oregon State University, an interdisciplinary group at the interface of systems biology and bioinformatics, seeks to recruit a talented, accomplished, and motivated postdoctoral researcher in the area of computational biology. 

About the job  

You will have a key role in the lab's research in gene regulatory networks in innate immune cells, developing integrative algorithms and applying them to analyze genomic, epigenomic, and transcriptomic data. The job is an exciting opportunity to combine state-of-the-art methods in machine learning and statistical network inference to improve our molecular network understanding of the innate immune system and its roles in diseases. More broadly, our research program aims to develop new methods for integrating "omics" datasets with an emphasis on high-impact applications in biomedicine. Our lab's diverse research activities reflect our commitment to both methodological innovation (see articles in Bioinformatics, PLoS Computational Biology, JBCB, and PNAS on our website) and life sciences collaborations (see articles in Nature Genetics, Nature Immunology, Journal of Experimental Medicine, EMBO Molecular Medicine, and Biophysical Journal). Our lab bridges the Department of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at OSU, providing an environment that is rich in interactions across disciplines. Your research will be powered by the bioinformatics computing cluster in the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing and the 16 TFLOPS high-performance computing system in the College of Engineering. You will interact with highly motivated and talented OSU students and a network of outstanding collaborators at OSU and across the United States. We are looking to fill the position immediately, but the start date is negotiable.

Qualifications:

Requirements 

  • a PhD (or equivalent) in computational biology, bioinformatics, or one of the traditional quantitative disciplines (e.g., computer science, applied mathematics, physics, or electrical engineering) with demonstrated life sciences research experience. 
  • demonstrated ability to first-author articles in computational biology or bioinformatics,
  • a strong quantitative, statistical, and applied computational background
  • solid writing and communication skills
  • ability to code in R, MATLAB, or Python
  • familiarity with bioinformatics resources for mammalian genomics and epigenomics 

 Preferred

  • understanding of network analysis algorithms 
  • knowledge of machine-learning algorithms
  • familiarity with genetic epidemiology, GWAS, and QTL studies
  • familiarity with distributed computing frameworks like MapReduce, Hadoop, & Hbase
  • familiarity with utility computing platforms like EC2 / AWS or Google Cloud
Application Process:

Please email the PI (Stephen Ramsey, stephen.ramsey@oregonstate.edu) with your CV, a brief statement explaining your research and career interests and highlighting how your past research experiences and training would relate to this position (no more than two pages, please), and contact information for three references.  The PI's full contact information is available on the lab website (lab.saramsey.org).

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

Potential students:

We are also looking for graduate students: for inquiries, please see the lab website (lab.saramsey.org).

BOTANY AND PLANT PATHOLOGY - Postdoctoral Scholar

Posted: 12/11/2013
Name: Botany and Plant Pathology
Location: Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Appointment: 1.0 FTE, 2 years
Available: 1/15/2014
Closing: Until filled
Summary:

A position for a postdoctoral scholar is available in the Botany and Plant Pathology department at Oregon State University.  The individual working in the position will be investigating the epidemiology and biological control of fruit rot organisms in western Oregon and Washington.  The position will be based in Corvallis, Oregon with travel to plots in western Oregon and northwest Washington.

 Position duties include investigating the epidemiology of sclerotial formation, maturation and sporulation of fruit rot organisms especially in the red raspberry system typical of northern Washington.  Investigate the use of biological control organisms for the management of fruit rots in small fruits.  Evaluate cultural practices that reduce primary inoculum in the field for reducing the level of fruit rot in berry crops.

Qualifications:

PhD in Plant Pathology or related plant science.

Experience working with plant pathogens.

Prefer applicants with experience working in small fruit pathology system, field agricultural systems, and replicated small plot trials. 

A valid drivers license is required.

Application Process:

Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to:  Dr. Jay Pscheidt, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, 2082 Cordley Hall, OSU, Corvallis, OR 97331-2902 or by email to pscheidj@science.oregonstate.edu by January 15, 2014.

Competitive with experience, with health insurance for the incumbent.

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

TWO POST-DOCTORAL SCHOLAR POSITIONS IN STEM EDUCATION RESEARCH

Posted: 10/31/2013
Name: STEM Education Research - Two Post-Doctoral Scholar positions
Location: Oregon State University - Corvallis, Oregon
Available: January 2014
Closing: December 1, 2013 or until filled
Summary:

Oregon State University is seeking two Postdoctoral Scholars to work with a transdisciplinary team focused on enacting and researching institutional and organizational change towards improved postsecondary STEM education at OSU through various curricular and instructional reforms.  Both positions are funded by a newly acquired NSF-WIDER grant Enhancing STEM Education at OSU (ESTEME@OSU). Our team consists of STEM educators and researchers, spanning the Colleges of Engineering, Science, and Education.

OSU is a national leader in postsecondary STEM education with a strong practice of transdisciplinary work through the Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning, the Center for Teaching and Learning, with significant capacity and expertise in discipline-based educational research. The OSU campus sits on 500 acres in Corvallis, Oregon, a vibrant university town of 53,000 in the heart of western Oregon’s Willamette Valley, located about 90 miles south of Portland and one hour from the Pacific Coast and the Cascade Mountains. Corvallis is consistently ranked among the best and safest cities to live in the U.S. as well as among the top ten environmentally responsible and recreational cities in the country. Corvallis also has the highest Peace Corps volunteers, the most green buildings and highest education level per capita in the country.  OSU and the Corvallis region are known for the quality of their outdoor programs and opportunities, enabling a range of research, sports, and recreational activities in the Cascade Mountains, the Willamette and McKenzie Rivers, and the Pacific Ocean.

The two Scholars will work together, under the direction of the project PIs and in close communication with the project manager, project graduate students, partnering faculty and departments to 1) facilitate STEM faculty communities of practice towards the creation of project-funded curricular and instructional innovations, and 2) conduct significant research in the designated position focus area, including developing project research protocols and tools, collection and analysis of data, and writing and presentation of findings.  Each Scholar will work under the direction of a team of faculty with relevant research expertise and commitment to postdoctoral scholar mentoring.

 Position 1 – Organizational Change

This scholar’s focus will be to research the project's attempt to secure wider organizational change (at the level of faculty, departments/programs, colleges, and institution). The candidate should have demonstrated achievement in qualitative research methods, including participant-observer research techniques, research concerning organizational change, and conducting and analyzing interviews via grounded theory.

Position 2 – Student Gains

This scholar’s focus will be on student gains with respect to project activities. The candidate should have demonstrated achievement in quantitative research methods, including survey design and implementation, multivariate statistics, and computer modeling.

Requirements:
  • Must have completed a doctoral degree in STEM education, engineering, natural science, or mathematics after January 2011 and preferably by January 2014 or soon thereafter.
  • A strong record of interest in and commitment to undergraduate STEM education.
  • Interest in working with a group of transdisciplinary STEM educators and researchers.  
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills. 
  • Desirable knowledge and skills include: disciplinary expertise in a STEM discipline, STEM education research, formative and summative assessment of learning, STEM faculty pedagogical professional development, meeting facilitation, and publishing and presenting of research findings.
More Information
  • Stipend and benefits are commensurate Postdoctoral Standards at OSU more information can be found at http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/postdocs
  • Approximately 85% of the Postdoctoral experience will be dedicated to research and research relevant activities. At least 15% will be dedicated to professional development. 
  • Scholars will be placed within one or more academic and/or research units that are best suited to their individual skills, professional goals, and project focus. 
  • Scholars will be provided with an up-to-date workstation and the necessary tools to conduct and disseminate their research. 
  • Postdoctoral Scholars may pursue additional relevant teaching opportunities or academic endeavors suited to their professional goals. 
  • Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Applications will be reviewed upon receipt with a priority submission deadline of December 1, 2013.
  • Start dates are as soon as January 2014.
Application Process:

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to Professor Milo Koretsky, milo.koretsky@oregonstate.edu and Project Manager Julie Risien, julie.risien@oregonstate.edu

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

 

INVESTIGATIONS ON CLIMATE CHANGE EFFECTS TO COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS

Posted: 10/3/2013
Name: Investigations on climate change effects to coastal ecosystems - Post-doctoral Scholar position
Location: Vallejo, California
Available: 10/3/2013
Closing: Until filled
Summary:

A  Post-doctoral research scholar appointment at the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University is now open for applications.  This is a joint position with the U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, in Vallejo, CA. 

The primary research focus of the Coastal Ecosystem Response to Climate Change program (CERCC) is a multidisciplinary investigation of sea-level rise and other climate change impacts to nearshore ecosystems that include tidal mudflats and salt marshes.  Sea-level rise is a major conservation concern for nearshore ecosystems and their dependent wildlife species.  The investigation includes research sites in California, Oregon and Washington and is run by a team of researchers at Oregon State University (Dr. Bruce Dugger), University of California, Los Angeles (Dr. Rich Ambrose, Dr. Glen MacDonald) and the USGS (Dr. Karen Thorne, Dr. John Takekawa).  We have been documenting the baseline conditions (elevation, vegetation, and inundation) for salt marshes and mudflats, histological and contemporary accretion changes, and wildlife use.  This intensive data collection is being integrated into sea-level rise response models for these ecosystems and is developed into vulnerability assessments that are useful to resource managers. The ultimate goal of this research is to assess the vulnerability of marshes, mudflats, and their dependent species (resident and migratory birds) to changes in sea-level rise and storm frequency.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will be a post-doctoral scholar for the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at OSU, but the duty location will primarily be at the USGS, San Francisco Bay Estuary Field Station in Vallejo, CA.  Applicants should have excellent analytical skills that include multivariate analysis and proven spatial analysis abilities that include ArcGIS expertise, including Spatial Analyst.  Applicant should have knowledge in climate change, wetland ecology, tidal systems, hydrology, geomorphology, wildlife biology, and integrating these disciplines.  The position will primarily involve data analysis and scientific publication writing to peer-reviewed journals with limited field research.  Applicant should have a proven publication record and can write efficiently.  The role will include coauthoring or leading several interdisciplinary manuscripts from existing or new CERCC datasets.  Mentorship and supervision will be provided by Dr. Dugger (Wildlife Ecologist), Dr. Thorne (Research Ecologist) and Dr. Takekawa (Research Wildlife Biologist).

            Applicants must have completed all the requirements for their doctoral program (PhD or equivalent), with demonstrated research accomplishments, and proven publication record in the primary research literature. Excellent command of the English language, quantitative analytical skills, and excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

Application Process:

            We look forward to discussing this position with interested candidates, and you are welcome to contact us as follows:

Bruce Dugger - Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon State University, (bruce.dugger@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-2465)

Karen Thorne – USGS, Western Ecological Research Center, Sacramento, CA

(kthorne@usgs.gov, 916-278-9417)

John Takekawa – USGS, Western Ecological Research Center, Vallejo, CA

(john_takekawa@usgs.gov, 707-562-2000)

Appointment: The appointment will be intended for a term of 2-3 years, with the possibility for renewal, based upon a satisfactory performance review and the annual nature of federal funding. Salary range is $48,000 - $50,000, commensurate with qualifications of the successful applicants.  Health insurance is provided. 

How to apply: The application window closes on October 31st, but we will review applications as they are received and make a decision before the deadline if a suitable candidate is found.  Our goal is to have the successful candidate start this position in November 2013.  A complete application should include a cover letter, CV that includes the names and contact information for three references, and copies of key publications.  Please include all PIs on the email containing your submitted application.

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

PLANT PATHWAY and GENE NETWORK curator -  (Postdoctoral Scholar) position

Posted: 8/13/2013
Name: Plant Pathway and Gene Network curator - (Postdoctoral Scholar) position
Location: Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Available: 8/16/2013
Closing: Until filled
Summary:

Immediate opening is available for a recent PhD graduate (0-3 years after PhD award) to apply for a full-time postdoctoral scholar position of a biocurator to annotate plant metabolic, signaling and regulatory pathways for developing an online Plant Pathway database.

The curator will be responsible for (1) curation of the plant pathway and networks, associated gene products and their function by exploring the scientific literature and developing computationally driven methods; (2) contributing to the development of standard operation procedures on project specific and communitywide plant pathway annotation methods, (3) development and improvement of the database content and user interfaces for the online portal and (4) participating in communicating with researchers at meetings and workshops or via electronic media to improve the quality of database content, train database user groups involving researchers and students, and address user feedback queries.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will work with a team of curators, software engineers, and database developers. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in one or more areas of biochemistry, molecular biology, gene regulation, plant biology, bioinformatics, gene expression, genome annotation, computational biology and related fields including the use of NGS technology. The candidates must demonstrate ability for independent, critical thinking, excellent communication and teamwork skills and meticulous work ethic. Candidates must have excellent publication record from their prior work and show strong interest in bioinformatics. Knowledge of bioinformatics, software programming, management and analysis of large genomics datasets including those generated by NGS for genome and transcriptome sequencing, wet lab experience in a plant biology lab, biochemistry and plant anatomy are a plus. The onsite job location is at the Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA. The position requires traveling to scientific meetings and workshops.
Application Process:

Qualified candidates should email their (1) Cover letter, (2) CV, (3) research statement and (4) list of referees to Pankaj Jaiswal at jaiswalp@science.oregonstate.edu.

The Jaiswal Lab (http://jaiswallab.cgrb.oregonstate.edu) trains young scientists and students on cutting-edge technologies in genome sequencing, gene expression, plant development, network biology and bioinformatics including biocuration. We have a substantial research and training program in interdisciplinary computational biology and plant development. The lab collaborates extensively with computational biologists on the Oregon State University campus and are directly involved in multi-institutional projects such as Plant Ontology, the Gramene database and several plant genome annotation projects.

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


School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Posted: 8/9/2013
Name: School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Location: Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Available: 8/1/2013
Closing: Until filled
Summary:

A position for a postdoctoral scholar is available in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University. The individual working in this position will be conducting and leading research in the area of language design and domain-specific languages. Specific duties will include research to support exploratory programming through variations. The position is supported by the National Science Foundation under grant number IIS-1314384. The specific goals of the research project are spelled out here:

Some background information about the underlying theoretical framework of the choice calculus can be found here:

  • ChoiceCalculus.org

The successful candidate must demonstrate strong communication abilities and is expected to coordinate research with other members of the multi-university research team as well as help supervise junior members of the programming language group.

Qualifications: Education: Ph.D. in computer science
Experience: Strong background in programming language theory and functional programming
Skills: Leadership skills, the ability to coordinate research activities, excellent oral and written communication skills
Availability: The position can be filled immediately and is renewable on an annual basis for a total of up to three years.
Application Process:

To apply, please email your CV to: erw...@eecs.oregonstate.edu

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

Nanotechnology-based pesticides (NBPs)

Posted: 7/25/2013
Name: Nanotechnology-based pesticides (NBPs)
Location: Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Appointment: 1.0 FTE, 2 years
Available: 9/1/2013
Closing: Until filled
Summary: A post-doctoral scholar is sought for a research position focused on nanotechnology-based pesticides (NBPs) in the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology at Oregon State University. The position will be under the supervision of Dr. Stacey Harper in the Harper Nanotoxicology and Nanotechnology Laboratory. Recent Ph.D. graduates in toxicology or related biomedical sciences with strong research experience as demonstrated by first author publications are encouraged to apply. Nanotechnology-based pesticides are based on existing active ingredients, and possess internal functional features less than 100 nm that are purposely engineered to have different properties in the environment than the active ingredient. Nanoformulation of pesticides may not increase the toxicity of the active ingredient per se, but are likely to alter their environmental fate. The overarching goal of the project is to reduce the uncertainty associated with NBP formulations in terrestrial and aquatic environments and communities through simultaneous studies of NBP toxicity in honey bees, zebrafish and other aquatic organisms. Responsibilities of the position include performing aquatic toxicity testing of nanomaterials in zebrafish and in aquatic microcosm assessments including feeding studies, determination of biodistribution, and quantification of nanomaterials in complex biological media. Additional responsibilities include the characterization of the physicochemical properties of the nanomaterials being tested, and lethal and sublethal organismal and community responses. The position also includes handling and analyzing honey bee samples, although working directly with live bees is optional. For more information about the postdoctoral scholar appointment at OSU see http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/postdocs.
Qualifications: Candidates should be highly motivated and interested in a scientific career. They should have a Ph. D. in biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics or related field and have a publication record in peer-reviewed journals. Successful candidates will have skills and experience in performing toxicological studies involving fish, invertebrates and/or microorganisms. Candidates should have a strong background in analytical chemistry and a basic understanding of the novel properties of nanomaterials. The candidate should also have experience or coursework demonstrating their ability to perform statistical analysis of complex environmental data. 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 and 4) demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with internal and external collaborators.
Preferred Qualifications Preferred qualifications include: 1) experience working with microcosms or mesocosm studies, 2) experience in flow cytometry, 3) experience with informatics or computational modeling, and/or 4) evidence of strong writing and communication skills.
Application Process:

Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae, a summary of past accomplishments, a statement of research goals, and the names and email addresses of three references as email attachments to Stac...@oregonstate.edu or by regular mail to: Dr. Stacey.Harper, Ph.D. 1007 ALS Building, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 

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


Immunology

Posted: 7/23/2013
Name: Immunology
Location: Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Appointment: 1.0 FTE, 2 years
Salary Range: $40,000-55,000 Commensurate with experience
Available: 9/1/2013
Closing: Until filled
Summary: Postdoctoral Scholar Positions in Immunology are available to study the signaling and functional consequences of activation of Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor pathways in T cells in the laboratory of Dr. Nancy Kerkvliet, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Qualifications: Candidates should have obtained a Ph.D. within the past four years and have a solid background and research experience in immunology with publications demonstrating achievements. Experience with FACS analysis and in vivo animal disease models preferred. Highly self-motivated candidates who can work independently as well as in multidisciplinary groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application Process: Application, including curriculum vitae, summary of past accomplishments, and the names and email addresses of three references should be sent to by email attachment to Nanc...@oregonstate.edu or by regular mail to: Dr. Nancy Kerkvliet, Ph.D. 1007 ALS Building, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.
For more information about the Postdoc Scholar Appointment please see http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/postdocs 


Environmental Fluid Mechanics

Posted: 6/25/2013
Name: Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Location: Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Summary: The Nexus of Energy Water and Agriculture Laboratory (NEWAg Lab) at Oregon State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar for a two year appointment in the area of environmental fluid mechanics with particular focus on infiltration and flow in porous media.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline, possess strong oral and written communication skills, have experience and willingness to perform field work, and have familiarity with data synthesis.
Preferred Qualifications: Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in Matlab and GIS.
Application Process: Applications will be accepted until July 31st. Interested applicants should send their C.V. and direct questions via email to:
chad.higgins@oregonstate.edu

Single Molecule Biophysics

Posted: 5/13/2013
Name: Single Molecule Biophysics
Location: Laboratory of Dr. Weihong Qiu - Oregon State University
Summary: We are recruiting to fill an opening for a full-time postdoctoral scholar in the area of single molecule biophysics in the laboratory of Dr. Weihong Qiu at Oregon State University. The successful candidate is expected to design and conduct research to investigate the molecular mechanism of cytoskeleton-based molecular motors using an interdisciplinary approach that integrates molecular biology, biochemistry, DNA nanotechnology and single molecule fluorescence microscopy.
Qualifications: - Ph.D. in biochemistry, biophysics, molecular/cell biology, or related field.
- Demonstrated record of scholarly publication.
- Experience in molecular cloning techniques, protein expression, and protein purification methods.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Application Process: To apply, please e-mail a letter of application (that describes your interest in the position and an overview of your qualifications and experience), curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to:
Weihong Qiu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
301 Weniger Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
weihong.qiu@oregonstate.edu

Ruminant Nutrigenomics and Systems Biology

Location: Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Appointment: 1.0 FTE, 1-2 years
Available: 8/15/2013
Closing: July 15, 2013 or until qualified applicant identified
Position Summary: The Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month post-doctoral scholar in the area of ruminant nutrigenomics/systems biology. The candidate will be expected to have expertise in ruminant nutrition, molecular biology, cell culture, and bioinformatics. It will be expected that the candidate demonstrate capacity for integrative thinking (i.e., systems biology), critical scientific thinking, creativity, excellent organizational skills, ability to multitask, and passion for science. The individuals will be expected to perform data analysis, present research results at conferences, mentor students, help in writing grant proposals, and write manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed scientific journals.
Required Qualifications: - Minimum of a PhD degree in Ruminant Nutrition (preferred), Molecular Biology, and/or Bioinformatics.
- Demonstrated capacity for quick learning use of computer software.
- 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.
Preferred Qualifications: - Skilled in Perl, R, and Linux languages.
- Experience in Systems Biology.
- Programming skills is a plus.
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 curriculum vitae, and the names and phone numbers of three professional references.
Application materials may be sent electronically (preferably as a single PDF file) to:
Dr. Massimo Bionaz
Assistant Professor in Dairy Production and Management
Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences
Oregon State University
316A Withycombe Hall
Corvallis, OR, USA. 97330
Phone: (541) 737-9507
mass...@oregonstate.edu
http://ans.oregonstate.edu/?q=faculty-and-staff/ma...

Quantum Dot Synthesis

Posting Date: 3/18/2013
Name: Quantum Dot Synthesis
Location: Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Appointment: 1.0 FTE, 1 year
Available: 5/15/2013
Closing: April 15, 2013 or until qualified applicant identified
Summary: The School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month post-doctoral scholar in the area of quantum dot synthesis. The candidates should have expertise in the synthetic procedures, including core-shell structures, and advanced characterization methods for quantum dots. We seek a candidate with experience in the formulation of stable quantum dot dispersions, including ligand exchange reactions, and the integration of quantum dots into devices. This position provides an opportunity for cross-disciplinary research in the application of materials science to advanced lighting and solar cell applications. The successful candidate is also expected to mentor and collaborate with graduate and undergraduate students, interface with researchers at our industrial partner, and to assume both lead and supporting roles in the preparation of manuscripts for publication.
Required Qualifications: - Minimum of a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, 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.
Preferred Qualifications: - Experience with synthesis and characterization of quantum dot materials.
- Experience with integration of quantum dots into optoelectronic devices.
- Expertise in high-resolution transmission electron microscopy.
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 to:
Gregory S. Herman
Associate Professor
School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering
Oregon State University
102 Gleeson Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331-2702
(541)737-2496
greg.herman@oregonstate.edu