Oregon Health & Science University

Assistant or Associate Professor (Faculty)

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences
Salary Range
Commensurate with education and experience
Monday through Friday, evenings and weekends vary
Working hours of this position will vary due to scientific needs or grant applications.
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The appointee shall provide services as assigned by the supervisor in furtherance of the university’s missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service.


The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to study the role of genetic variation in response to environmental stressors in human health and disease. This research program will complement the Institute's basic, applied, and translational researchers and their mission to promote the health, and prevent disease and disability among working Oregonians and their families throughout their lifespan.

Function/Duties of Position

The successful candidate will lead an experimental research program that primarily leverages model organisms (e.g., population reference mouse, fly or worm recombinant inbred panels) to explore the role of genetic variation in disease; candidates that combine this strategy with analysis of human cohorts would be particularly attractive. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • 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

Required Qualifications

  • Applicants must have an MD and/or PhD or equivalent degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated excellence and accomplishments in research along with a desire for team oriented collegiality. 

Additional Details

Please submit a single PDF containing a cover letter, CV, and research statement describing your research program vision, as well as contact information for three references. The statement should include a concrete 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: https://www.ohsu.edu/oregon-institute-occupational-health-sciences. Inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair, Matthew Butler, c/o Rodger Metheny (metheny@ohsu.edu).


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

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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