Sleep, Chronobiology, and Health Laboratory, Oregon Health and Science University
August 24, 2023
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR
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Andrew W McHill
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At the Sleep, Chronobiology, and Health Laboratory within OHSU, we perform research and innovation to improve the lives of all individuals through biomedical research.

The Postdoctoral Scholar appointment is a full-time, career-development position performing and assisting with research under the supervision of a faculty member. The postdoctoral scholar shall receive advanced training to enhance the professional skills and research independence needed to pursue their chosen career path. The postdoctoral scholar is expected to participate in activities that further training and support the development of skills critical to pursue careers under the mentorship of the supervising faculty member.

The successful candidate will work as Project Leader on a variety of NIH funded projects under the direction of Andrew W McHill, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Director of the Sleep, Chronobiology, and Health Laboratory within OHSU. The Postdoctoral fellow will work on research that is aimed at understanding the effects of disturbed sleep and circadian rhythms on physiology and pathophysiology in humans. In particular, we are investigating the adverse health effects of short and disrupted sleeping patterns, food choice, shift work, and the mechanisms underlying the adverse health of performing activities during the night. These studies will lead to interventions designed to improve the health, safety, and well-being of shift workers and vulnerable populations.

Primary duties will include data collection and management, developing scientific ideas, writing grant applications and manuscripts, and supervision of research staff. The successful candidate will be proficient in project management and independently monitoring study operations, budget management and managing human subjects IRB protocols and modifications. Shift work and weekend work (including night-time data collection) are expected. Additional duties can include overseeing and managing research equipment, materials, and logistics (with the assistance of research staff).

Experience with making measurements in human physiology, data analysis, and overseeing research studies is required. Experience with circadian, sleep, or nutritional studies, measurement of cardiovascular and metabolic variables, accelerometry, and experience with longitudinal data are desirable.

Interested candidates can apply here. For questions, please email Dr. Andrew McHill at

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