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


Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Remote Sensing - Postdoctoral Scholar Position

Posted: 1/20/2016
Name: Forest Engineering, Resources & Management
Location: Oregon State University, Corvallis Campus
Open Date: 1/20/2016
Closing Date: June 1, 2016 or Until filled

Position Summary:

A postdoctoral position is available to take part in founding an NSF funded research facility for applying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for landscape remote sensing at Oregon State University. The landscapes will cover a range of cover types and features. The primary UAS sensors will include high-speed pressure/temperature/humidity, optical, LiDAR, near infrared, and thermal. A primary research objective is to develop high resolution spatial databases for Center for Transformative Environmental Monitoring Programs (www.CTEMPs.org).

Travel throughout the U.S. will be required (expected to be 12-trips/year and typically 4-5 days in length), with the additional possibility of international travel in subsequent years. The position provides a competitive 12-month stipend at 0.75 FTE with the possibility of supplementing the stipend through success in research proposals. Comprehensive health insurance is also included. The position is funded for at least three years (subject to performance) starting July 1, 2016.

Required Qualtifications & Experience: Candidates must possess a PhD degree in Geomatics, Engineering, or related field that supports UAS applications.
Preferred Qualifications & Experience: The successful candidate will be able to support the physical, electronic, and informatics aspects of UAS. Candidates must either have, or be able to gain shortly after starting, a pilot’s license or ground school certification.
Application Process:

Interested candidates should send their application, curriculum vitae including a list of publications, a brief description of research interests, and two letters of recommendation to:
Michael Wing
Peavy Hall 280, FERM
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
541-737-4009


For further details, please feel free to contact:
Michael Wing
Aerial Information System Lab Director
http://ais.forestry.oregonstate.edu
michael.wing@oregonstate.edu

John Selker
co-Director, CTEMPs.org
John.Selker@OregonState.edu

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

Domestication in Salmon Hatcheries - Postdoctoral Scholar Position

Posted: 12/2/2015
Name: Department of Integrative Biology
Location: Oregon State University, Corvallis Campus
Open Date: 11/18/2015
Closing Date: Until filled

Position Summary:

Candidate will work primarily with Michael Blouin (http://people.oregonstate.edu/~blouinm/) to develop and execute studies to identify the behavioral, physiological, or other traits associated with domestication (adaptation to hatchery culture) in salmonid fish.  The long-term goal of the work is to identify ways in which hatchery culture could be changed to reduce the intensity of domestication selection. We are looking for a creative, well-read person who can bring new ideas to this question, in addition to executing current projects.  This position is funded by the Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (ODFW), through the Oregon Hatchery Research Center (a joint venture between OSU and the ODFW; Dr. David Noakes, Senior Scientist). https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2015R1/Downloads/CommitteeMeetingDocument/76849). 

Candidate will have access to facilities at the OHRC, and to production hatcheries run by the ODFW.   The intellectual environment at OSU includes Blouin’s lab, which uses a variety of gene mapping and other genomics technologies to study adaptive variation, in addition to colleagues at OSU in the departments of Integrative Biology and of Fisheries and Wildlife. 

This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Postdoctoral Research Scholar position, renewable yearly at the discretion of mentor.  The position is available immediately.
Required Qualtifications & Experience:
  • PhD in relevant field. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical, as the candidate will need to work in a research team and closely with agency staff at hatcheries.
  • Must be within 5 years of PhD to qualify for the postdoctoral research scholar position
Preferred Qualifications & Experience:
  • A background in fish physiology or behavior would be very desirable
  • Experience working with salmon
  • Experience with hatcheries
  • Demonstrated ability to publish their work
Application Process:

For more information or to apply, contact Michael Blouin at blouinm@science.oregonstate.edu, and include “hatchery 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

Nuclear Science and Engineering - Postdoctoral Scholar Position

Posted: 11/12/15
Name: School of Nuclear Sceince and Engineering (NSE)
Location: Oregon State University, Corvallis Campus
Open Date: 11/03/15
Closing Date: 12/31/15

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

Theory & Algorithms for Anomaly Detection - Postdoctoral Position

Posted: October 7, 2015
Name: School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Open Date: October 7, 2015
Closing Date: November 15, 2015

Position Summary:

Tom Dietterich and Alan Fern are seeking a postdoc to perform fundamental research on anomaly detection.  We are exploring a range of approaches including robust density estimation, isolation-based methods, distance-based methods, and methods for anomaly detection by overfitting.  Our goal is to develop a computational learning theory of anomaly detection and practical algorithms that embody that theory.

We are applying anomaly detection algorithms to three challenging problems:

  • Automated data cleaning for sensor network data as part of the TAHMO project (www.tahmo.org), which is deploying a large network of weather stations across all of sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Improving the robustness of supervised and imitation learning in open worlds (related to providing safety guarantees for AI systems).
  • Cyber-security: detecting advanced persistent threats in computer networks.
Funding is assured for at least two years.

Required Qualifications & Experience:

PhD in computer science or related field; strong mathematical background; skill in designing, executing, and interpreting computational experiments; excellent skill with programming, software engineering, and statistical analysis; excellent skill in spoken and written English.

Preferred Qualifications & Experience

Knowledge or prior experience relating to one or more of the application domains.
Application Process:

Applications should be sent to Tom Dietterich via email (tgd@cs.orst.edu) and should include (a) a complete CV, (b) names and contact information for 3 references, (c) a statement of your research goals and career plans, and (d) copies of two papers most relevant to this project.  Deadline for applications is November 15, 2015.

Oregon State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourages applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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

Ecology of Infectious Diseases - Postdoctoral Scholar Position

Posted: September 28, 2015
Name: Botany & Plant Pathology Department, College of Agcricultural Sciences
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Open Date: September 28, 2015
Closing Date: November 15, 2015 or until filled

Position Summary:

The Scholar will be a contributing member of a multi-investigator project using empirical data and modeling approaches to study effects of fundamental epidemiological parameters (e.g., basic reproduction number and initial disease prevalence) and common control tactics (e.g, reactive ring culling, reactive ring vaccination or chemotherapeutic applications, timing and extent of reactive ring treatments, and broad-scale population protection) on the spread of disease caused by pathogens demonstrating long-distance dispersal. The project is funded by USDA NIFA through the NSF/NIH/USDA/BBSRC Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease Program. Salary will be based on Oregon State University guidelines for postdoctoral scholars.

This specific position will focus on ecology of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), utilizing a combination of data from natural experiments and modeling approaches. Though the position is based at Oregon State University (where Chris Mundt functions as leader of the overall project), the leaders of the FMD work will be Matt Keeling (University of Warwick) and Mike Tildesley (University of Nottingham), who will have regular electronic communication with the Scholar. In addition, the Scholar will spend approximately one month per year in the UK (all expenses paid by the grant) and interact with the laboratories of Professors Keeling and Tildesley. There will be opportunities to interact with other disease ecology scientists in this and other projects at Oregon State University, including others working on a separate EEID FMD project in the laboratory of Dr. Anna Jolles. There will be regular electronic and in-person meetings among all project personnel, incorporating studies on FMD, wheat stripe rust, sudden oak death, and arboviruses of livestock and humans. All project personnel will be involved in activities to evaluate commonalities and differences among disease systems.

Required Qualifications & Experience:

Candidates should be highly motivated and possess a recent Ph.D. in ecology, epidemiology, or a related field. Strong writing, verbal communication, and quantitative skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications & Experience

Experience in disease ecology.
Application Process:

To apply for this position, please e-mail a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to:

Dr. Chris Mundt
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology
2082 Cordley Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-2902
email: mundtc@science.oregonstate.edu
Web site:  http://bpp.oregonstate.edu/mundt

For more information about the Postdoc Scholar Appointment please see http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/postdocs
  • Nutrition - Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

Posted: September 24, 2015
Name: Dallas Laboratory, Nutrition Program, College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Open Date: September 24, 2015
Closing Date: Until qualified applicant identified

Position Summary:

The lab of Dr. David Dallas (dallaslab.org) at Oregon State University is seeking two post-doctoral researchers with expertise in peptidomics, proteomics, metabolomics, microbiology and/or bioinformatics. Particularly, for at least one position, we are looking for a candidate with extensive background in analytical chemistry, protein chemistry, enzyme chemistry, liquid chromatography and protein and peptide separations. The lab has several inter-related foci: 1) Examining how milk proteins are digested in term and premature infants and determining the function of the released protein fragments (peptides); 2) Examining how various dietary proteins (including milk proteins) and processing treatments (especially heat treatments) affect protein digestibility and the resulting effects on the growth of putrefactive microbes in the colon, the levels of putrefactive metabolites produced and inflammation in the gut. The lab is interested in exploring protein dig  estion in relation to gut health in a variety of populations, ranging from term and preterm infants, to weaning infants, to the elderly and in a variety of disease states that alter digestive function. Post-docs that join the lab will also have flexibility to initiate their own research projects in conjunction with the lab. The lab is well equipped and has access to numerous mass spectrometers, including an Orbitrap Fusion for the peptidomics work, at the Oregon State University Mass Spectrometry Facility (http://mass-spec.science.oregonstate.edu). In addition, the lab has access to all sequencing and bioinformatic needs via the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing (http://cgrb.oregonstate.edu/core). The post-doctoral position is within the Nutrition Division in the School of Biological and Population Health Sciences in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences (http://health.oregonstate.edu/degrees/graduate/nutrition). The position is a full-time, 12-month appo  intment. The initial contract is for 1 year but can be extended depending on performance.

Position Responsibilities

Responsibilities include working semi-independently to carry our research projects, mentoring graduate students and undergraduate interns, writing manuscripts and writing fellowship and grant proposals.

Required Qualifications & Experience:

Required qualifications include a doctoral degree in any relevant field and a history of peer-reviewed publications.

Preferred Qualifications & Experience

Preferred qualifications include a history of proposal writing for fellowships and grants
Application Process: To apply, send a cover letter, CV, three references and a short description of their doctoral training and future research goals to Dr. David Dallas (dave.dallas@oregonstate.edu), Assistant Professor of Nutrition.

The position will remain open until filled. The anticipated start date is Jan. 1, 2016.


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

  • Molecular & Computation Toxicology - Postdoctoral Scholar Position

Posted: September 15, 2015
Name: Computational Toxicology Laboratory, Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Department
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Open Date: September 15, 2015
Closing Date: Until qualified applicant identified

Position Summary:

The Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology seeks applicants for a Postdoctoral Scholar position (1.0 FTE, 12 month appointment) in the area of molecular and computational toxicology.  The successful candidate will investigate mechanisms of toxicity from complex environmental mixtures of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) compared to individual components using systems biology approaches in an in vitro 3D human lung tissue model for predicting long-term effects of chemical carcinogens based on short-term markers.  The Tilton Laboratory is broadly focused on using molecular and computational approaches to understand mechanisms of susceptibility from combined dietary and environmental factors in lung disease with the goal of identifying signatures and early biomarkers that are predictive of disease outcome.

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • A Doctoral degree in Toxicology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Computational Biology or a related field within the past 5 years 
  • Demonstrated publication record
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative and team environment

Preferred Qualifications & Experience

  • Demonstrated experience with ‘omics’ data, including transcriptomics, proteomics, and/or metabolomics
  • Strong background in statistics with preference for those having knowledge of programming languages such as R, Python or MATLAB
  • Demonstrated experience with basic cell culture and molecular biology laboratory techniques
Application Process:

To apply, please submit a letter describing your interest in the position with a brief description of your past research experience and future goals.  Candidates should also submit a current resume/CV and the contact information for three professional references (including email addresses).

Application material may be sent electronically to susan.tilton@oregonstate.edu or to:

Susan Tilton
Environmental and Molecular Toxicology Department
Oregon State University
1007 ALS Bldg
Corvallis, OR 97331

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

  • 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
  • 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.

  • A cover letter citing your experience and interest in the position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 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.

  • A cover letter citing your experience and interest in the position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 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