Employment & Internships

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Faculty opportunities

No openings at this time.

Staff opportunities

No openings at this time.

Postdoctoral Opportunities 

Postdoctoral Research - Microbial Communities

Postdoctoral Research position beginning winter 2013; starting date to be determined.

Key responsibilities: Conducting research involving characterization of microbial communities inhabiting the estuarine and marine environments of the Columbia River estuary and plume using the methodology of molecular biology and biochemistry. Responsibilities will also include field sampling, including planning and participation in extended research cruises; nucleic acid extraction culminating in transcriptomic and microscopical analyses; presenting findings in seminars and at regional and national conferences; and assisting in the direction of graduate students, interns, volunteers, and other lab personnel. This position is also responsible for writing up research results in a timely manner and publishing notable findings.

Job requirements: Ph.D. degree in Biology, Marine Sciences, or Microbiology. Experience in organizing and serving on marine research cruises. Experience in the use of molecular techniques in exploring the genetic composition and gene expression within natural microbial communities. Strong laboratory and computer skills. Proven ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. Good writing and organizational abilities. Ability to independently travel to Astoria, OR and Newport, OR as field research requires. Oregon or other driver license to operate a motor vehicle.  Preferred: Practical knowledge of protist molecular genetics.

Apply for position IRC38069 at www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/services/human-resources/     

Compensation: $38,495 - $47,344 Depending on experience

Graduate Student Opportunities

Learn more about the Ph.D. and M.S. programs.

Undergraduate and High School Internships


Each summer, the Division of Environmental and Biomolecular Systems (EBS) hosts 3-6 undergraduates for research internships.

The Undergraduate Internship Program begins in mid June and runs for 10 weeks. (Interns may negotiate later start dates and/or earlier end dates with their faculty supervisor.) A stipend will be awarded to the most qualified candidates, and other qualified candidates may be offered the opportunity for volunteer internships.

Applications being accepted for 2014.

Application Process

  • Submit application form – Download Word or PDF application form.
  • A one-page statement of interest
  • Resume
  • Official copies of all undergraduate transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation
  • For your convenience, EBS accepts all documents as e-mail attachments except for the official transcript.
  • Deadline for 2014 applications is February 28, 2014

Email all application material to Vanessa Green, Director of Student Development and Diversity

Note to international students: Undergraduate internships within the Division of Environmental and Biomolecular Systems are open to international students. However, the stipend available would not include enough funds for housing, travel, insurance, and visa application so those costs would be the responsibility of the student. Undergraduate internships within the Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction are available only to U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents.

High School

In general, we only accept high school student interns through Saturday Academy's Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering (ASE) program. Candidates should apply through the ASE Program.

Learn more about additional opportunities for high school students and teachers through the Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction (CMOP).