Postdoctoral Scholar at Oregon Health & Science University, USA

Postdoctoral Position in USA

Postdoctoral Scholar at Oregon: Join the dynamic research team at Oregon Health & Science University’s Pape Family Pediatric Research Institute in Portland, OR, led by Dr. Bret Pearson. We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scholar to investigate the molecular connections between stem cell biology, neural injury, and neural cancer biology using model systems such as freshwater planarians and zebrafish.

Summary Table:

  • Designation: Postdoctoral Scholar
  • Research Area: Stem cell biology, neural injury, neural cancer biology
  • Location: Portland, OR, USA
  • Department: Department of Pediatrics
  • Salary Range: Per the NIH pay scale
  • FTE: 1.00 (Full-Time)
  • Hours: 40 hours per week, typical working hours with occasional weekend or after-hours work
  • Drug Testable: No


  • Education: PhD in a relevant field
  • Skills:
    • Proficient in scientific method and manuscript writing
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
    • Experience in molecular biology, cell biology, or bioinformatics is preferred
    • Demonstrated creativity, time management, and organizational skills

Job Description: The successful candidate will conduct research under the mentorship of Dr. Bret Pearson, utilizing genomic and imaging techniques to explore adult stem cell biology in normal, regenerative, and tumorigenic contexts. Responsibilities include experimental design, data collection and analysis, manuscript preparation, and presentation of findings. The position offers opportunities for career development through mentoring, networking, and additional training in public speaking, project management, grant writing, and manuscript review.

How to Apply: To apply, please upload your cover letter and resume, ensuring all job experience includes months and years. For inquiries about reasonable accommodations during the application process, contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or

Last Date for Apply: Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Early application is encouraged.



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