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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor at Oregon Health & Science University

Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon
Competitive and commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 31, 2021
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The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at Oregon Health & Science University invites applications for two full-time faculty positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to study mechanisms of stress. These research programs will complement the Institute's basic, applied, and translational researchers. The successful candidate will lead an experimental research program that leverages model organisms (e.g., rodents, non-human primates, population reference mouse, worm recombinant inbred panels) to explore the role of stress in health and disease. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

Stress Biology Position. Apply here:

  • Somatic (nuclear or mitochondrial) or germline genetic variation
  • Complex trait genetics of chronic disease (e.g., cardiometabolic disease)
  • Genetic determinants of intermediate phenotypes (e.g., chromatin structure, transcription, translation)
  • Next-generation sequencing/‘omics or high-throughput screening approaches to detecting novel roles of genetic variation in disease
  • Gene-environment interactions

Psychosocial Stress Position. Apply here:

  • Social hierarchy and status as a predictor of physiological or cellular stress
  • Social defeat or social isolation models of psychosocial stress
  • Gene-environment interactions
  • Next-generation sequencing or ‘omics approaches to determining mechanisms of psychosocial stress impacts on health and disease

Applicants must have an MD and/or PhD or equivalent degree and demonstrated excellence and accomplishments in research. Please submit a single PDF containing a cover letter, CV, statement describing your research program vision, as well as contact information for three references. The statement should include a description of your interest in or efforts towards furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in your research, mentoring, and service. For applicants wishing to be considered at the Associate level, please provide a statement of teaching, mentoring, and service. For more information, please visit our website: Inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair, Matthew Butler, c/o Rodger Metheny (

Consideration of applicants will begin December 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer. We encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented groups in the sciences.


Oregon Health & Science University is an academic medical center in Portland, Oregon, and a University dedicated solely to advancing health sciences. This allows us to concentrate resources on research to prevent and cure disease, on education that prepares physicians, dentists, nurses and other health professionals to succeed in an evolving health care environment, and on patient care that incorporates the latest knowledge and discoveries. Based in Portland, we have 16,000 employees, operate the top-ranked adult and children's hospitals in Oregon, and secure competitive research funding of more than $400 million a year. As a public organization, we provide community outreach and services for Oregon's most vulnerable populations.
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Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences,
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd., Mail Code L606
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