Postdoctoral Positions

The post-doctoral fellowships are for two years with the possibility of extension depending on the fellow’s success and funding availability. 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 Western States Chiropractic College, the National College of Naturopathic 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.

Mentoring Resources at OHSU


Applicants must have a PhD, MD, DC, ND 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 studen 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 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 letter of interest, CV, and 3 letters of recommendation should be sent via email to Dr. Barry Oken.

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