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Assistant Professor/Assistant Scientist

The Vollum Institute at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is undergoing an exciting phase of reinvestment by OHSU, and announcing multiple faculty openings. We are interested in individuals whose research focuses on any aspect of molecular and cellular neuroscience, genetics, neurodevelopment or signal transduction.

Vollum appointments are full-time research positions within the Vollum Institute with minimal teaching or clinical requirements. Ample opportunities are available for collaboration with clinical units within the School of Medicine and additional research units at OHSU.

Applications will be accepted at junior and mid-career levels. Applicants should have a record of creativity and productivity in exploring fundamental areas of neuroscience.  The Vollum institute oversees the OHSU Neuroscience Graduate Program and supports a large postdoctoral community and staff, so we expect applicants to have a deep commitment to supporting the development and success of trainees at all career stages. We offer highly attractive start-up packages and a scientific environment that supports junior faculty development through extensive mentoring.  

Typical candidates will have a PhD and/or MD and postdoctoral experience, and should apply by submitting their curriculum vitae, a description of research plan and goals, and 3-5 letters of reference to Application reviews will begin November 1st.

We welcome prospective applicants to reach out to us. Please send application questions to Jennifer Beck at and all scientific questions to Marc Freeman, Director and Search Chair, at

OHSU and the Vollum Institute is committed to growing and supporting diversity in its faculty, staff and trainees, creating an inclusive environment for all scientists to thrive, and helping address faculty family issues, including dual career couples and single parents.

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