Location: Portland, Oregon
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) at Oregon Health & Science University is one of the leading academic OB/GYN departments in advancing health and care for persons with a uterus ranked #20 in NIH funding. Additionally, the Center for Developmental Health, formerly known as the Heart Research Center, is internationally recognized for its dedicated fetal physiology researchers who focus on developmental origins of health and adult-disease. Additionally, the Placental Origins of Disease Group is one of the largest cohorts of placentologists in the United States, collaborating to understand placental biology, the underpinnings of pregnancy complications, and origins of adult disease. There is no better place in the United States to be supported by experienced and knowledgeable scientists in the field of placental research.
OB/GYN department is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. We are dedicated to promoting inclusion and multiculturalism by having outstanding researchers of diverse backgrounds work together and collaborate on various projects.
Function/Duties of Position
An exciting opportunity is available for a Postdoctoral Scholar who has experience with cell culture methods. Additional experience with real-time polymerase chain reaction, Western Blot, microscope imaging, and data analysis are highly desirable.
- Dissociation and processing of human placentas and blood specimens
- Cell culture experiments and maintenance of cells
- Assist with media changes and drug administration during experiment
- Prepare, run, and analyze microscope imaging core experiments
- Always exemplifies and promotes OHSU Ob/Gyn culture.
- Protein (Western Blot, ELISA) and mRNA analyses (real-time polymerase chain reaction)
- Independently participates in research execution for projects/grant studies and performs other general laboratory techniques
- Provides stability and continuity of knowledge as projects change and evolve
- Meets regularly with lab managers, research team, and principal investigator to identify potential synergies and reduce inefficiencies across projects
- Increased innovation and problem-solving ability required
- Participate with some design of experiments or research studies and procedures to achieve project objectives
- Perform qualitative and quantitative research data analysis, maintaining specimen logs, database development and management, research data visualization, and interpretation of a wide variety of research data, especially flow cytometry data.
- Prepares reports, charts, tables, and other visual aids to interpret and communicate data and results with a variety of programs, especially Prism, ImageJ and Excel.
- Conducts data/statistical studies in support of research proposals and protocols. Maintains, develops, and organizes research gathering, retrieval and reporting systems.
- Thinks critically, understands current evidence and up-to-date literature, interprets data, and contributes to future studies
- Contributes to manuscript writing and review of the data
- PhD in relevant field AND 1 years of relevant experience
- OR Master's Degree in relevant field AND 5 years of relevant experience
- OR Bachelor's Degree in relevant field AND 9 years of relevant experience
- Excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team while being collaborative in resolving problems
- Ability to operate scientific equipment and develop and troubleshoot experimental protocols
- Ability to communicate and collaborate with the imaging and epigenetic core programs/facilities
- Demonstrated ability to learn new and innovative processes quickly
Please provide a cover letter and resume/cv.
All are welcome
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