Postdoctoral positions are available at Oregon Health & Science University to study mitochondrial genome in health and disease.

Applications are being considered for postdoctoral positions at the Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy of Oregon Health & Science University in the area of mtDNA biology during development and aging. The prospective postdoctoral fellows will study mtDNA stability in mammalian gametes, embryos and stem cells and its vertical and horizontal transmission in vitro and in vivo. This research is critical for developing effective mitochondrial replacement therapies against inherited and acquired mtDNA disease and defining safety and efficacy strategies. The applicants are expected to have strong background in mammalian gamete, preimplantation embryo and pluripotent stem cell biology and cellular metabolism. Hands-on experience in gamete and embryo micromanipulations, stem cell culture, next-gen sequencing  is highly desirable. Excellent communication skills and first-author publications on related topics in peer-reviewed journals are required.

Oregon Health & Science University graduate program

OHSU Graduate Studies offers PhD and MD degrees that can lead to exciting careers in multidisciplinary biomedical research fields which bridge the gap between the basic sciences and medicine. Find information on the OHSU graduate studies programs.