Oregon Health & Science University
April 7, 2022
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR
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Andrew McHill/ Sleep, Chronobiology, and Health Laboratory, Oregon Health & Science University
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The Sleep, Chronobiology, and Health Laboratory at OHSU is seeking a Postdoctoral fellow to work as Project Leader on a variety of projects under the direction of Andrew W McHill, PhD, Assistant Professor within the OHSU School of Nursing, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, and the Director of the laboratory. 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 disrupted sleeping patterns, habitual diet, 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) is expected. Additional duties can include overseeing and managing research equipment, materials, and logistics (with the assistance of research staff). Preparation of written reports, documents, correspondence, and peer-reviewed publications. Responsible for training, mentoring and supervising research assistants, students, and junior 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 are encouraged to apply at https://externalcareers-ohsu.icims.com/jobs/16603/postdoctoral-fellow/job?mode=view or email Dr. McHill at mchill@ohsu.edu with questions.

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