Oregon Health & Science University

Assistant Professor / Associate Professor

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Division of Oncological Sciences - Knight Cancer Institute
Salary Range
Monday through Friday
8:30am to 5:00pm plus occasional nights and weekends
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Knight Cancer Institue (KCI) envisions a world freed from the burden of cancer by working together to make bold advances in understanding cancer biology, detection, treatment and survival. The Biostatistics Shared Resource (BSR) is one of several OHSU resources supported by the Knight Cancer Institute's National Cancer Institute Cancer Center Support Grant. The BSR strives to enhance the quality and rigor of cancer research through professional consultation and collaboration with Knight Cancer Investigators during all phases of the research life-cycle. The primary aim of the BSR is to provide comprehensive and integrated biostatistics support to basic, clinical and population science researchers conducting cancer research at OHSU.


The primary mission of the Division of Oncological Sciences (DOS) is discovery-based oncology research. DOS research also spans the translational landscape to reduce the burden of disease across the cancer continuum.  Importantly, DOS forms a critical nexus for researchers advancing the mission of eradicating cancer, the OHSU clinical enterprise and the broader population we serve. The Knight works in a collaborative and team-based environment to advance innovative discovery-based oncology research and, importantly, inspire and prepare the future workforce to eliminate the burden of cancer.  As the research and educational branch of Knight, DOS is highly integrated with innovative patient-oriented Knight focus areas and population science approaches. Through a better understanding of how cancer initiates, progresses and invades, new strategies will be developed to prevent, detect and treat this disease. A foremost priority is to experimentally decipher transitions from normal to cancer, cancer to metastasis and metastasis to resistance. Translation of our findings will be facilitated through our high risk clinics, unique clinical trials, a Technology Accelerator and a robust program in medicinal chemistry and preclinical development to find new therapies to help our patients and enable new start-up ventures. Additional efforts aim to better understand the unique factors that contribute to cancer prevention and control within populations, particularly those at risk for cancer health disparities. Translation of these findings to develop, deploy and implement interventions in clinical and community practice can advance healthcare systems, policies and public health.

Function/Duties of Position

Associate Professor of Biostatistics is engaged in biostatistics collaboration, research, teaching and consulting and other service activities at OHSU.

  • Research: They conduct collaborative and independent research in biostatistics. Specifically they serve as a member of the Biostatistics Shared Resource (BSR) in the Knight Cancer Institute and engage in collaborative cancer research including, but not limited to translational oncology, quantitative oncology, cancer prevention and control. They may be involved in collaborative research in other institutes/centers/departments such as the Biostatistics & Design Program (BDP) of the Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI). They are expected to demonstate consistent scholastic productivity in terms of publications and grants.
  • Teaching: They engage in teaching and mentorng activities through the BSR, including office hours and participation in educational and training in cancer biostatistics. They can participate in teaching activities in the Masters Program in Public Health and Masters and Certificate Programs in Biostatistics including instruction of didactic courses, development of new courses and curriculum and academic advising of graduate students in biostatistics at OHSU/PSU School of Public Health (SPH).
  • As a faculty member of the Biostatistics Shared Resource of the Knight Cancer Institute, they are expected to participate in appropriate Knight Cancer Institute sponsored events (e.g., annual retreat, BSR staff meetings).
  • The appointee may be a researcher interested in studying genetics, behaviors and exposures at a population level that increase the risk of developing cancer in solving cancer problems using computational, informatic and statistical tools, and approaches.
  • The appointee may be a researcher working to solve cancer problems using computational, informatic and statistical tools and approaches.

Required Qualifications

Applicants should have an earned doctorate in biostatistics or statistics with experience in cancer biostatistics/statisticis, a commitment to excellence in research, and a track record of scholarly research including peer‐reviewed publications and research funding. Individuals with a strong interest in team science are encouraged to apply.

Additional Details

Apply online. Please be sure to upload a Cover Letter and Resume/CV.

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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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