Interdisciplinary Biomedical Postdoctoral Researcher

Some of the most exciting biomedical breakthroughs occur at the intersection of traditional research disciplines. As a leading academic health center on the West Coast, the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) has a strong commitment to fostering new, innovative approaches to biomedical discovery. The Dean's Research Scholar Program (DRSP) was developed to build on this commitment by recruiting top interdisciplinary postdoctoral researchers to OHSU to catalyze novel interdisciplinary research. DRSP is a distinctive opportunity to start a research career pursuing a state-of-the-art project at the cross-section of disciplines.


  • OHSU is hiring 1-2 early-career postdoctoral researchers.
  • Applicants propose their own interdisciplinary research project that leverages the strengths and opportunities of two or more participating units. The proposal is a primary basis for recruitment.
  • Applicants are required to identify and contact individual faculty members prior to applying to discuss and define potential projects.
  • Positions are jointly appointed in two or more OHSU participating units.
  • Secure funding for two years.
  • Generous salary and benefits.
  • Scientific and professional development mentoring from supervising faculty, department chairs, and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

For more information on the DRSP, including participating units and application details, please visit

OHSU is located in Portland, Oregon – a vibrant city in the Pacific Northwest. Situated on the Willamette River, Portland is within easy access to ocean beaches, mountains, the Columbia River Gorge, and Oregon's award-winning wineries. 

Application deadline: November 25, 2018

For questions, please contact Amy Johnson at

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud to be an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities can request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148.