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 hosts the NIH-supported Microbial Ecology and Theory of Animals (META) Center of Excellence that 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 recently established Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact (accelerate.uoregon.edu) provides unique opportunities for rapidly translating microbiome discoveries into innovations.
Successful applicants will be expected to develop an outstanding research program and have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. is required. Candidates who promote and enhance diversity are strongly desired. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.
Interested persons should apply online to the University of Oregon MICRO SEARCH at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9500 (link is external). Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research accomplishments and future research plans, a description of teaching experience and philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Submission of up to 3 selected reprints is encouraged. To be assured of consideration, application materials should be uploaded by October 20 , 2017, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.
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