Employment Opportunities

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 employer committed to maintaining diversity in its faculty and research community.

Faculty positions

The Vollum Institute is accepting applications for multiple faculty openings

The Vollum Institute is undergoing an exciting phase of reinvestment by OHSU, and announcing multiple faculty openings. We are interested in individuals whose research focuses on any aspect of molecular and cellular neuroscience, genetics, neurodevelopment or signal transduction.

Vollum appointments are full-time research positions within the Vollum Institute with minimal teaching or clinical requirements. Ample opportunities are available for collaboration with clinical units within the School of Medicine and additional research units at OHSU.

Applications will be accepted at junior and mid-career levels. Applicants should have a record of creativity and productivity in exploring fundamental areas of neuroscience. The Vollum institute oversees the OHSU Neuroscience Graduate Program and supports a large postdoctoral community and staff, so we expect applicants to have a deep commitment to supporting the development and success of trainees at all career stages. We offer highly attractive start-up packages and a scientific environment that supports junior faculty development through extensive mentoring.

Typical candidates will have a PhD and/or MD and postdoctoral experience, and should apply by submitting their curriculum vitae, a description of research plan and goals, and 3-5 letters of reference. Application reviews will begin November 1st.

OHSU and the Vollum Institute is committed to growing and supporting diversity in its faculty, staff and trainees, creating an inclusive environment for all scientists to thrive, and helping address faculty family issues, including dual career couples and single parents.

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Postdoctoral fellows, graduate student program and summer research opportunities

If you are interested in working on our projects as a postdoctoral fellow, graduate student or summer research program, please visit our Vollum Faculty page to review individual faculty lab pages to determine if your research goals match up with a lab and what their current employment opportunities are.

Learn more about the Vollum/NGP Undergraduate Summer Research Program