Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Biology

Oregon Health & Science University
Job Location
Portland, OR 97239
$50,000-$65,000, DOE

Full OHSU Postdoc benefits

Job Description

Do you think that biology needs better models and better software tools? Do you want to bridge the low-throughput detailed biological information with high throughput system scale profiling experiments? Are you interested in computational approaches to precision medicine? If your answer is yes, we might have a great position for you!

We are looking for postdoctoral researchers who are passionate about making a positive impact and have demonstrated creative programming skills, preferably in an open source setting. Our goal is to build on our existing work in pathway informatics and cancer genomics to find creative ways to generate very large models of cellular processes and apply them to understand and cure cancer. We are at a very exciting junction with existing and new collaborations with Intel, Dana Farber, Harvard Medical School and University of Toronto.

Working in a dynamic, software development focused team, you will build tools, algorithms and services for creating and using detailed, system scale pathway information with specific focus on Cancer Biology. Previous experience in -omic data, pathways and networks, real time collaborative platforms, natural language processing and data visualization will be evaluated positively. Cross training or experience in biology is highly desirable. Previous open source software development experience is also a major plus.


Ph.D. in relevant field
Demonstrated open source software development experience
Prior work in algorithms development

Preferred Qualifications:

Extensive OSS development record

How to Apply

Go to "Find a Job" at the OHSU Jobs site ( and search under job posting ID: IRC51409

About Our Organization

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is a nationally prominent research university and Oregon’s only public academic health center. It educates health professionals and scientists and provides leading-edge patient care, community service and biomedical research. In 2014, OHSU’s total patient visits were 987,098, while the total number of patients were 267,475 (including both our medical and our dental clinics). Our hospital has 576 licensed beds and 528 staffed beds, including 145 pediatric beds. There are 2,861 students in OHSU degree programs, and 481 students in joint programs with other universities—not including, importantly, our new OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (see below). We have 1,118 interns, residents and postdoctoral fellows, and 2,608 faculty members. In FY 2015, OHSU received $376 million in funding. OHSU is broadly supported by the NIH through funding from 15 of the NIH’s 27 centers and institutes.

NIH's Michael Lauer looks at the number of grants, their amount, and funding success rates at the agency for last year.

At Nature, Johns Hopkins' Gundula Bosch describes her graduate program that aims to get doctoral students thinking about the big picture.

Patricia Fara writes about childcare funding, and women in science and science history at NPR.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences researchers have visualized the career paths of former postdocs.