Employment Opportunities

This section lists faculty, postdoctoral, research, and administrative positions available in the Vollum Institute at OHSU.

Employment at the Vollum often allows sufficient time for career-enhancing activities, such as attendance at seminars and participation in lab meetings. Many technicians go on to graduate training at OHSU and other top programs. Long term employment opportunities including some with supervisory responsibilities are also available in some laboratories.

OHSU is an equal opportunity affirmative action institution.

Faculty | Postdoctoral | Research Staff | Administrative Staff


Faculty Positions

The Vollum Institute (www.ohsu.edu/vollum) junior faculty search for 2013–14 has closed. For more information, contact:

Larry Trussell, Ph.D.
Vollum Institute, L-335A
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239-3098


Postdoctoral Fellows

For information about postdoctoral positions not listed here, please contact individual faculty members for the particular lab(s) in which you are interested.

Peter Barr-Gillespie Lab

Postdoctoral Fellows or Senior Research Associates

The Barr-Gillespie laboratory will be recruiting 1–3 new postdoctoral fellows or senior research associates over the next six months. A background in cell biology, neuroscience, physiology, or biochemistry is ideal. We are recruiting for three specific projects:

  1. Assembly of the hair bundle using transcriptomic and proteomic analysis of developing mouse hair bundles.
  2. Connection of hair-bundle proteins with stereocilium structure using cryo-electron tomography, structured illumination microscopy, and CRISPR knockouts.
  3. Determine the molecular structure of myosin-VIIA protein complexes using proteomics, transfection, and imaging.

If interested, please send a short description of the relevance of your experience to any of these projects to Peter Barr-Gillespie via email; also include your CV and names of three references.


Fred Robinson Lab

Myelin Biology

In vitro myelination in dorsal root ganglia explant cultures from mice. Myelin (green) and axons (red) were detected using immunofluorescence.A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Fred Robinson in the Jungers Center for Neurosciences Research. The primary goal for this position is to enhance our understanding of phosphoinositide signaling and endosomal trafficking in myelinating Schwann cells, as the dysregulation of these processes causes hereditary peripheral neuropathy. Using novel genetic mouse models of demyelinating neuropathy, as well as an in vitro myelination assay, the successful candidate will pursue a cell biological investigation of how dysregulation of phosphoinositides leads to abnormal myelination. Toward this end, the successful candidate will employ biochemistry, molecular biology and advanced light microscopy. Individuals with expertise in cell biology, signaling and neuroscience are especially encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should email their CV to .


Soo Lee Lab

Gene Networks in CNS Development

Unraveling the processes that generate the numerous neuronal subtypes and establish their appropriate connections to form a functional CNS is one of the main challenges in neuroscience today. Particularly, decoding the gene regulatory network responsible for neuronal subtype specification is a fundamental step toward understanding the CNS development and advancing methods to generate specific neurons in regenerative medicine.

Our goal is to develop a comprehensive map of the complex gene regulatory networks that direct cell-fate specification and assembly of neuro-circuits. Our major model systems include the spinal cord, which consists of distinct classes of neurons to assemble motor and sensory circuits.

To achieve our goals, we dissect multiple layers of gene regulatory steps that render neuronal cell-fate specification, taking the following steps; to define transcription complexes specifying each neuronal population, to identify their downstream effector genes conferring unique cell-identity, to understand epigenetic strategy orchestrating timely changes on gene transcription, to uncover the molecular mechanism by which the extracellular cues modulate neuronal gene expression, and to generate specific neuronal subtypes from stem cells by applying the developmental gene regulatory strategy that we define. Our study will eventually contribute to the design of a rational strategy to repair damaged neurons and to treat metabolic disorders in the human.

Key publications:
Dev 138:2823-2832, 2011; Curr Opin Neurobiol 20:29-36; Neuron 61:839-851, 2009; Neuron 62:641-654, 2009; Dev Cell 14: 877-89, 2008; Genes Dev 21: 744-9, 2007; Science 307: 596-600, 2005; Neuron 38: 731-745, 2003; Cell 110: 237-249, 2002.

For further details, please visit Soo Lee's lab page.

If you are interested in a position in our lab, please contact Soo Lee directly at .


Research Staff

For information about research staff positions not listed here, please contact individual faculty members for the particular lab(s) in which you are interested.


Administrative Staff

There are no openings at this time.


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