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
Dorthe Wildenschild, Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Programs.

OSU is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

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

For more information about the Postdoc Scholar Appointment please see

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 (

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

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

Contact Information:

Further information can be obtained by contacting

Scott G. Leibowitz, Ph.D.
200 SW 35th Street
Corvallis, OR  97333
TEL: (541) 754-4508
FAX: (541) 754-4799

For more information about the Postdoc Scholar Appointment please see

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 or Dr. John Sessions at

For more information about the Postdoc Scholar Appointment please see


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  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

For more information about the Postdoc Scholar Appointment please see