Post-Doctoral Scholar

Ohsu Portland , OR 97228

Posted 2 days ago

Work Unit Description

The School of Dentistry shares the mission of the Oregon Health & Science University to provide educational programs, basic and clinical research, and high quality care and community programs. We strive to foster an environment of mutual respect where the free exchange of ideas can flourish. The dental school prepares graduates in general dentistry and the dental specialties to deliver compassionate and ethical oro-facial health care.

Read more about the School of Dentistry: http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/schools/school-of-dentistry

Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range

  • FTE: 1.0, Full Time

  • Schedule: Monday- Friday, Days

  • Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience

  • Location: Portland, OR (South Waterfront, RLSB)

  • Job Type: Research

Functions/Duties of Position

The Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials lab at OHSU School of Dentistry, affiliated to OHSUs Center for Regenerative Medicine and Department of Biomedical Engineering, is recruiting a Post-doctoral researcher who can provide a full range of support, with minimal supervision, in the research laboratory. Must be able to work effectively with the principal investigator and co-supervise graduate students, and independently solve problems.

The position is primarily focused on bone (and potentially bone marrow) tissue engineering, which a special emphasis bioprinting, biomineralization and vascularization.

Experience with animal models of bone regeneration is required, and past experience with bone marrow functional assays will also be considered highly. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in biomedical engineering, biomaterials or stem cell research, a strong record of publications, a proven record of independence. A background in microfluidics will be considered highly. The position includes a modest amount of basic laboratory operations (basic instrumentation maintenance, general laboratory support, biosafety, ordering materials and supplies) and support with editing grants/manuscripts.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Biomaterials, Stem Cell Biology, or related field

  • Laboratory experience with tissue engineering, organs-on-a-chip, stem cell culture and hydrogels

  • Techniques required include stem cell culture, hydrogel synthesis, mechanical testing, electron and fluorescence microscopy, biomineralization, immunohistochemistry

  • Understanding of basic chemical principles and laboratory research

  • Willingness to learn new techniques and procedures

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and time management skills

  • Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment

  • Able to conduct research in a multidisciplinary, fast paced research environment, occasionally with tight deadlines

  • Able to work independently, conducting biological and engineering related experiments with cells and biomaterials

  • Able to stand at a lab bench, sit at a microscope, perform laboratory manipulations, move and carry light lab equipment, perform image analysis experiments, operate computers and related software, communicate easily with co-workers and support staff, assist and instruct other lab members with scientific methods

  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD thesis on tissue engineering, and previous experience with stem cells

  • Previous experience in-vivo models of bone regeneration

Additional DetailsOregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

Getting to Work:

Commuting to OHSU is a unique experience and planning ahead for your first visit is highly recommended. Parking at OHSU is limited and employees are required to purchase a permit to access parking. OHSU is committed to reducing traffic congestion and rewards commuters for a variety of options. Learn about cash incentives, free shuttles, transit discounts, the aerial tram, dynamic carpooling, free ride share for early and late commuting, and request a custom trip plan at www.ohsu.edu/commute.


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