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, Assistant to the Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Programs.

OSU is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer


Computational Mechanics - Postdoctoral Scholar Position

Posted: August 5, 2015
Name: Advanced Manufacturing Processes Laboratory, MIME
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Open Date: October 1, 2015
Closing Date: January 1, 2016 or until qualified applicant identified

Position Summary:

The Advanced Manufacturing Processes Laboratory in the department of Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University invites applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month post-doctoral scholars in the area of computational mechanics.  The position involves development of FEA-based computational models for predicting the mechanical behaviour and lifetime of brazed or welded joints in microchannel solar receivers. We seek candidates who can develop models for the mechanical behaviour of joints under cyclic conditions of high temperature and pressure, in  microchannel receivers for solar thermal power generation. Candidates should have expertise in ABAQUS, specially in UMAT and VUMAT development. This position provides an opportunity for cross-disciplinary research in the application of computational mechanics to the development of thermal energy systems and interactions with thermal-fluid scientists and experimental materials scientists at national labs as well as in aca  demia. The successful candidate is also expected 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 Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or a related field

- Experience with developing and implementing material models in ABAQUS

- Demonstrated record of publication or other scholarly activity.

- Excellent oral and written communication skills.

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

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

Preferred Qualifications & Experience

- Experience with developing and implementing material models in ABAQUS

- Experience with modeling mechanical behaviour and failure of joints in ABAQUS

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:

Dr. Rajiv Malhotra
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Director, Advanced Manufacturing Processes Laboratory
Oregon State University
307A Dearborn Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331-6001

541.737.5621

Rajiv.Malhotra@oregonstate.edu

http://research.engr.oregonstate.edu/malhotra/

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

Radiation Detection - Postdoctoral Scholar Position

Posted: July 29, 2015
Name: Radiation Center
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Open Date: Now
Closing Date: September 30, 2015

Position Summary:

The purpose of this position is to work primarily in developing and characterizing radiation detectors, readout electronics, digital pulse processing algorithms, and radiation transport modeling to characterize Special Nuclear Materials.

Read the full posting

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/CV, and the names and contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references.

Application material may be sent electronically to dina.pope@oregonstate.edu or to:
Dina Pope
Oregon State University
C100 Radiation Center
Corvallis, OR 97330

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

Biological Oceanography - Postdoctoral Scholar Position

Posted: 0713/15
Name: Hatfield Marine Science Center
Location: Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, Oregon
Open Date: Now
Closing Date: 7/31/15

Position Summary:

Postdoctoral Scholar position available beginning September 2015 to work with a multidisciplinary team in the Consortium for Coastal River-Dominated Ecosystems (CONCORDE) to explore novel transport pathways of oil and dispersant systems in coastal waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico. High-resolution in situ imagery combined with targeted net sampling will be used to identify the biological and physical processes driving fine-scale plankton distributions.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in biological oceanography or a related field, oceanographic field experience, and strong quantitative skills. Experience with engineering, imaging systems, image processing, biostatistics, data management, and/or computer programing is strongly preferred. Applicants should be highly motivated, organized, and able to work both independently as well as within a team. This postdoctoral fellow position is based in the Plankton Ecology Laboratory (Drs. Robert Cowen & Su Sponaugle) at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon (http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/).

CONCORDE is a newly funded consortium under the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative consisting of 16 researchers from the University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi State University, Naval Research Laboratory, Old Dominion University, Oregon State University, Rutgers University, and the University of South Alabama (www.con-corde.org; www.gulfresearchinitiative.org ). The postdoctoral scholar will be mentored according to the CONCORDE mentoring plan, will be expected to participate in annual conferences and consortium team meetings, and to participate in several cruises.
Application Process:

To apply, please send a letter of application detailing qualifications, current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references by July 31, 2015 to su.sponaugle@oregonstate.edu

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

Nuclear Engineering & Radiation Health Physics - Postdoctoral Scholar Position

Posted: 07/7/15
Name: Department of Nuclear Engineering & Radiation Health Physics (NERHP)
Location: Oregon State University, Corvallis Campus
Open Date: 07/7/15
Closing Date: 8/31/15

Position Summary:

The Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics (NERHP) at Oregon State University is seeking a full time (1.0 FTE, 12 month appointment) Post‐Doctoral Scholar to support activities and provide oversight for an externally funded research project. The purpose of this position is to lead a funded testing program to support the development and testing of a prototypic thermal hydraulic experimental flow loop that is planned to be placed within the Transient Reactor Test (TREAT) Facility.

This position is supported entirely on an externally acquired contract through the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy (https://inlportal.inl.gov/portal/server.pt/community/neup_home/600/FY15_IRP_Awards). The total sum contract is a three year, $4M scope of work which is led by Dr. Wade Marcum (Assistant Professor in NERHP). Dr. Marcum will act as the supervisor for the Post‐Doctoral Scholar during this three year period.
Application Process:

For more information about the position and instructions on how to apply, please email Janet Knudson @ janet.knudson@oregonstate.edu

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

Botany & Plant Pathology - Post-doctoral Fellow Position

Posted: 07/1/15
Name: Department of Botany and Plant Pathology
Location: Oregon State University, Corvallis Campus
Open Date: 07/01/15
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 to work on identification, detection, and diagnostics of Verticillium species. Verticillium wilt, caused by several Verticillium species, is a major disease of alfalfa, raspberry, and many other agricultural crops in the Pacific Northwest.   However, recent taxonomic changes in the Verticillium genus have called into question the identity of economically important Verticillium species and the ability to accurately detect them.

The postdoctoral scholar will participate in collaborative work to: 1) identify Verticillium species infecting alfalfa and other hosts in the Pacific Northwest; 2) develop sensitive and accurate quantitative PCR (qPCR) and/or other molecular assays to detect, quantify, and differentiate Verticillium species in plant and soil samples; and, 3) explore topics including host range and biology of Verticillium species.  The position provides a competitive stipend and health insurance for at least one year. Additional years might be available depending on satisfactory performance and funding.

The position will be located in the laboratory of Dr. Jerry Weiland (USDA Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory in Corvallis, OR) and will work collaboratively with the laboratory of Dr. Jeremiah Dung (Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center, Madras, OR).  For more information about the postdoctoral scholar appointment, see  http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/postdocs.

Required Qualifications:
Recent Ph.D. graduates (within the last 5 years) in Plant Pathology or a closely related discipline. The Ph.D. degree must have been granted before the candidate can be hired into this position.
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) experience in working with plant pathogens, including pathogen isolation and aseptic technique; 4) experience using, developing, and troubleshooting molecular techniques, including DNA extraction, DNA primer development, amplification via PCR and qPCR, and sequence analysis; and 5) act as lead and support in manuscript and grant proposal writing. Applicants must also possess basic and advanced computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, DNA sequence analysis, literature databases, and statistics).Candidates must be able to communicate effectively and have excellent oral and written English skills.
Position Duties:
  • Isolating Verticillium species from symptomatic crops.
  • Accurately identifying Verticillium isolates based on morphology and genetic information.
  • Developing and using qPCR or other molecular assays to detect, quantify, and differentiate Verticillium species from plant and soil samples.
  • Writing manuscripts describing research results for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals and grants for additional funding.
  • Presenting results at scientific and/or grower meetings.
  • Travel will be required to visit field sites and to attend conferences and/or meetings.
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/CV, and the names and contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references.


Application material may be sent electronically to Jerry.Weiland@ars.usda.gov, or to:

Jerry Weiland
USDA-ARS HCRL
3420 NW Orchard Ave
Corvallis, OR 97330

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

Stream Water Temperature Analysis and Modelling - Post-doctoral Fellow Position

Posted: 3/13/2015
Name: Dept. of Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management
Location: Oregon State University, Corvallis Campus
Open Date: 1/15/2015
Closing Date: 4/30/2015

Position Summary:

The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management seeks applicants for a Postdoctoral Fellowship position (1.0 FTE, up to 12 months) to investigate the relationship between contemporary forestry practices and stream water temperature in western Oregon. The successful candidate will have  the opportunity to integrate data collected at 3 paired watershed studies located in contrasting landscapes: Trask Paired Watershed Project, Hinkle Creek Paired Watershed Study, and the Alsea Watershed Study Revisited. These long-term paired watershed studies are part of the Watershed Research Cooperative (WRC; http://watershedsresearch.org/), whose mission is to conduct research on the effects of contemporary forest practices on water quality, fisheries, and other related values.

Position Duties: An estimate of 60% would be dedicated to data analysis and 40% for publishing results in peer-reviewed literature (at least 2 publications). The successful candidate will systematically evaluate the data from the 3 paired watersheds and integrate the results into a regional model that allows predictions outside the boundaries of the original paired watersheds.
Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will need to have a(n):

  •  PhD in a quantitative field of research (hydrology, related fields) from an accredited university completed by date of interview,
  • demonstrated experience performing spatial and statistical analyses with a working knowledge of programming languages such as IDL, R, MATLAB, or Python,
  • demonstrated experience in the analysis of water quality data,
  • understanding of forest hydrology, particularly in the Pacific Northwest,
  • demonstrated experience in analysis of stream temperature data at the reach and catchment scale, and a strong publication record in peer reviewed journals.
Application Process:

Anticipated start date: 01 July 2015

To apply for this position, send all application materials to Dr. Catalina Segura (catalina.segura@oregonstate.edu) and Dr. Kevin Bladon (kevin.bladon@oregonstate.edu). When applying, applicants must include the following documents: 1) a CV that includes the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses, and telephone contact numbers; 2) a cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.   For full consideration submit materials before April 30, 2015.

For additional information or questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Catalina Segura at 541- 737-6568 or catalina.segura@oregonstate.edu. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Chelsey Durling at 541-737-6554 or Chelsey.durling@oregonstate.edu.

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

Molecular Biology/Gene Regulation - Post-doctoral Scholar Position

Posted: 3/6/2015
Name:

Jaiswal Lab, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural Sciences, Oregon State University

Location: Oregon State University, Corvallis Campus
Open Date: 4/30/2015
Closing Date: Until filled

Position Summary:

Pathway database called Plant Reactome (http://plantreactome.gramene.org) has an immediate opening for a full-time biocurator to annotate plant metabolic, signaling and regulatory pathways. The successful candidate will be a recent PhD (within 0-5 years) in one or more areas of biochemistry, molecular biology, gene regulation, plant biology, epigenetics, bioinformatics, gene expression and related fields including the use of NGS technology. The curator will be responsible for (1) curation of the plant pathway and networks, associated small molecules (compounds) and 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 community-wide 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.

The successful candidate will work with a team of curators, software engineers, and database developers. 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. Familiarity with spreadsheets, literature databases, basic UNIX commands, and commonly-used biological research tools is desired. A working knowledge of Perl and/or SQL will be considered an asset but is not required. Excellent English, written and oral, and interpersonal communication skills are essential. Must be willing to travel for presentations at national and international meetings, and able to function as a communicative, pragmatic, and member of a research team with diverse expertise and perspectives.
Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit the following documents to jaiswalp@science.oregonstate.edu. If shortlisted, the candidate must be available for an online interview, and/or willing to travel for an onsite interview on short notice.

  1. A cover letter citing your experience and interest in the position
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Your current and future research interests
Names and full contact information of three references. One of your references should be your current major supervisor.

 

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

Biocurator and Ontology Developer Position for Plant Genomics and Phenomics - Post-doctoral Scholar Position

Posted: 3/6/2015
Name:

Jaiswal Lab, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural Sciences, Oregon State University

Location: Oregon State University, Corvallis Campus
Open Date: 3/6/2015
Closing Date: Until filled

Position Summary:

The Jaiswal Lab (Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University) has available an immediate full-time job opening at the level of Postdoctoral Scholar for a Biocurator-Ontology Developer for the Planteome Project (http://www.planteome.org/). The ideal candidate will be a recent PhD (within 0-5 years) with strong publication record, and experience in one or more of the following areas: plant biology, bioinformatics, genomics, phenomics, quantitative genetics, molecular biology, and next generation sequencing-based large data analytics. Experience with, and knowledge of genes, genomes, genetic diversity, mutations, phenotypes, gene expression analyses, biological databases and biological ontologies is highly desirable. If successful, you will work with a team of curators, software engineers, bioinformatics scientists, and database developers of the Planteome Project. It is a newly-funded initiative with a mandate to develop and enrich reference ontologies for plants, and develop a suite of analysis tools with a wide array of visual, statistical, and biological utility to provide new insights into plant phenotypes, genetic diversity, genomes, gene homology and molecular functions of genes.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability for independent, critical thinking, attention to detail, excellent communication, and teamwork skills. Familiarity with spreadsheets, literature databases, basic UNIX commands, and commonly-used biological research tools such as BLAST is desired. A working knowledge of Perl and/or SQL will be considered an asset but is not required. Excellent English, written and oral, and interpersonal communication skills are essential. Must be willing to travel and present at national and international meetings, and able to function as a communicative, pragmatic, and diplomatic member of a research team with diverse expertise and perspectives.

If shortlisted, the candidate must be available for an online interview and/or willing to travel for an onsite interview on short notice.
Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit the following to: jaiswalp@science.oregonstate.edu.

  1. A cover letter citing your experience and interest in the position
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Your current and future research interests
Names and full contact information of three references. One of your references should be your current major supervisor.

 

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