The University of Oregon Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-related position (Assistant Professor) in Human Microbiome Science. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research focuses on innovative computational, molecular, and/or microbiological approaches to address fundamental questions regarding the assembly, dynamics and function of the human microbiome. Candidates who have an interest in collaborating with both basic scientists and clinicians to explore the impact of the microbiome on human health and development are especially encouraged to apply.
The University of Oregon (UO) provides an outstanding interdisciplinary and interactive collegial environment for researchers interested in microbiome research. UO has designated Microbiome Science as one of four Presidential Science Initiatives (provost.uoregon.edu/presidential-science-initiative), recognized as priorities for growth and institutional investment. The UO is a founding member of the Northwest Microbiome Network (www.ohsu.edu/octri/northwest-microbiome-network), a consortium of regional research universities that promotes collaboration among microbiome researchers. The recently established Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact (accelerate.uoregon.edu) provides unique opportunities for rapidly translating microbiome discoveries into innovations. UO hosts a number of research institutes and centers that support microbiome science, including the NIH-supported Microbial Ecology and Theory of Animals (META) Center for Host-Microbe Systems Biology, which brings together over a dozen faculty from multiple departments to pursue common interests regarding vertebrate microbiomes (meta.uoregon.edu). UO maintains a number of core research facilities that support microbiome research, including the UO Genomics and Cell Characterization Core Facility (gc3f.uoregon.edu) and the UO High Performance Computing Facility (hpc.uoregon.edu), as well as core facilities devoted to live imaging, gnotobiology and bioinformatics. UO has a long history of innovative human subjects research, with ongoing opportunities for clinical collaboration with faculty from a number of disciplines, including Prevention Science, Human Physiology and Performance, Psychology and Anthropology.
The Institute of Neuroscience (ion.uoregon.edu) and the Departments of Biology and Mathematics, in collaboration with the Data Sciences Initiative, at the University of Oregon announce a new tenure-track Assistant Professor position to study principles of neural circuit operation through the application of computational neuroscience methods. The Institute of Neuroscience has a highly interactive community of investigators, including investigators in the new Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact (accelerate.uoregon.edu), examining the development and function of neural networks and their operation in behavior using state of the art in vivo methodologies. The successful candidate will integrate with existing faculty to foster collaborative research towards understanding the operation of neural networks, from sensation, to planning, to execution.
The Department of Biology is an instructional and research department within the College of Arts and Sciences that supports significant research activities in a wide range of fields in the Biology discipline including neuroscience, genetics, cell and developmental biology, evolution, ecology, and marine biology. The Department includes approximately 50 teaching faculty, plus emeritus faculty, graduate students and professional/administrative staff. The Department enrolls approximately 1200 Biology majors and 100 graduate students. The Department of Mathematics is a diverse and growing department with strengths in Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, Analysis, Differential Geometry, Geometric Analysis, Mathematical Biology, Number Theory, Topology, and Probability/Statistics. The department has a thriving Ph.D. program with approximately 65 to 70 graduate students, 35 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 6 postdocs, and approximately 15 lecturers. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically under-represented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.