Research Associate or Postdoctoral Researcher

Reed College | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 3/27/2023

The Zornik Lab at Reed College in Portland, Oregon seeks a Research Associate or Postdoctoral Researcher to work on federally funded projects on the neuronal basis of vocal production in frogs. Experience performing RNA sequencing and bioinformatic analysis is essential. Experience with, or interest in learning, electrophysiology and/or fluorescence microscopy skills is preferred. The lab is located in an active Biology Department at a research-focused undergraduate liberal arts college. The candidate will be responsible for carrying out their own research as well as serving as a research mentor for undergraduate researchers.

Reed is committed to excellence and actively seeks diversity in its research, education, and employment practices. We welcome and encourage applicants from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

This is a full-time position, on limited duration assignment for up to two years, paid semi-monthly. Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), 22 days of paid vacation, paid holidays and many other campus amenities, such as membership to the campus fitness center for employee and partner and discounted Trimet transit passes.

Who you are

  • You can think strategically, problem solve, and manage multiple projects
  • You enjoy mentoring undergraduate students from a wide range of backgrounds
  • You have a track record of completing and publishing research projects
  • You have demonstrated knowledgeable of a number of data analysis programs
  • You have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • You have excellent organizational skills and can meet deadlines

What You’ll Do (Essential Duties)

  • Design, carry out, and analyze RNA sequencing experiments
  • Communicate research findings through writing articles, and presenting at conferences
  • Serve as a consultant, mentor, and/or collaborator for student researchers in the lab
Listing Type
Education | Healthcare | Nonprofit | Research
Position Type
Full Time
Employer Type
Direct Employer

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