ORCCAMIND Postdoctoral Positions

Sunrise colors are reflected off Kohler Pavilion windows on the viewing deck, with a tree in the foreground
A sunrise view on the deck of Kohler Pavilion at OHSU

The post-doctoral fellowships are available for up to three years. After completion of the first two years, a third may be granted based on review of the fellow’s success by the T32 Executive Committee. Fellows conducting clinical research are expected to participate in the Human Investigations Program at OHSU. Fellows are primarily located at either OHSU or the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. Collaborative opportunities are also available with the University of Western States, the National University of Natural Medicine and the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. A list of potential mentors is listed on this website. Some mentors may only be able to act as a co-mentor, depending on their experience in mentorship and research.

Mentorship Resources at OHSU


Applicants must have a PhD, MD, DC, ND, DOM/DAOM/DACM or other doctoral degree. At the time of appointment, individuals must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence, i.e., in possession of a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551, or some other legal verification of legal admission as a permanent resident. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible for support. All applicants must be able to commit full-time effort in the program at the time of appointment.

Application process

After contacting potential mentors, applicants should send a letter of interest to Dr. Barry Oken (oken@ohsu.edu) and/or Dr. Amala Soumyanath (soumyana@ohsu.edu) expressing what they would like to accomplish over the fellowship-training period. This may include a description of potential research areas and preferred faculty mentor(s). The applicant should also describe their long-term career interests and how this post-doctoral fellowship will help them.

The full application consisting of letter of interest, CV, and 3 letters of recommendation should be sent via email to Andy Fish, fisha@ohsu.edu.

Applicants from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in neuroscience are strongly encouraged to apply. For details regarding NIH diversity eligibility, see Notice on NIH’s Interest in Diversity.

Diversity, affirmative action, and equal opportunity

The Office of Civil Rights Investigations and Compliance (OCIC), formerly AAEO, exists to promote diversity and prevent discriminatory misconduct behavior by providing advice, training and support through investigations and assessments. Learn more about the OCIC and Affirmative Action at OHSU.

The T32 is actively committed to equity, inclusion and expanding diversity within our Program. Towards this goal, the OHSU Fellowship for Diversity in Research offers supplemental opportunities for qualifying candidates including supplemental funds for moving expenses and career development.