Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), located in Portland, OR is seeking exceptional Assistant Professor tenure-track faculty candidates with focus on computational approaches to uncover key mechanisms regulating cancer-associated adaptive and innate immune cells in the tumor microenvironment and identify new immuno-oncology therapies. This includes T cell and B cell repertoire analysis, single cell and deconvolution analysis of myeloid complexity and functional status, and computational modeling of tumor/stromal interactions.
OHSU is ranked as one of the nations top biomedical institutions in patient care, research, and education, with an annual operating budget of over $2.3 billion, over $340 million in annual grant funding, over 4,000 students and trainees, and nearly 1 million patient visits per year. Multiple departments rank among the top 5 in annual grant. OHSU is one of the nations fastest growing biomedical institutions, bolstered by long-term resource commitments, such as the $1 billion Phil and Penny Knight challenge to support research in OHSUs Knight Cancer Institute.
OHSU provides substantial resources to enable leading computational research, including a world-class exascale super-computing cluster, close interactions with leading technology companies such as Intel, tight integration with clinical and basic research programs across campus, graduate training programs in computational biomedicine, bioinformatics, biostatistics, biomedical informatics, biomedical engineering, and substantial long-term resource commitments.
We seek faculty members with a strong commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration, integrated team science and open science. Candidates should have advanced training in machine learning or statistical learning techniques, with a track record of innovation in a biomedical and/or clinical application, as evidenced by a strong publication record and development of novel methodological approaches.
The successful candidate will hold dual appointments with the department of Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology (CDCB) and either the Division of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology or the Department of Biomedical Engineering based on candidates interests and research. The successful candidate would also be a member of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Computational Biology program.
Research interests in CDCB embrace complex interactions between cells and their environments, focusing on molecular and cell-based mechanisms regulating tissue homeostasis, acute and chronic tissue damage, and how these interactions are altered in diseases such as cancer. The Division of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology applies data science and analytics to problems and challenges in biomedicine with research interests that include precision medicine, systems biology/genetics, network inference, drug repurposing, natural language processing, image analysis and reproducible research. The Department of Biomedical Engineering research and teaching are focused on solving unmet clinical needs in the areas of cardiovascular and infectious diseases, rehabilitation medicine, and cancer with research ranging from basic science bioengineering, to theoretical modeling of systems, to clinical and translational science.
Ph.D. in computer science, applied mathematics/statistics, computational biology, or relevant quantitative scientific discipline.
Applications should include a CV, research plan, and cover letter, which may be up to 4 pages. We encourage including the following in the cover letter:
Provide links to relevant methodology and associated open source code (e.g. through GitHub or other code repository) that you view as most impactful and describe the relevance to advancing one of the research areas listed in item 3 below.
Describe in 1 or more paragraphs how your personal philosophy or career goals relate to the values of interdisciplinary collaboration and team-science, with specific examples of how you have embodied these values in your career to date.
Indicate your research interests with regards to translational cancer biology specifically pertaining to tumor-host interactions, cancer microenvironment, or cancer immunobiology.
We offer highly competitive recruitment packages, strong institutional commitments to faculty support, comprehensive benefits, relocation services, and a rewarding work and life environment. Portland, Oregon is a city whose breathtaking scenery, exciting location, mild weather, and friendly people have all contributed to its appearance on numerous "Best Of" lists, including Online Insider's "Top 10 Least Expensive Cities," Money Magazine's "Top 10 Places to Vacation" and "Top 10 Best Places to Live," and American Style Magazine's "Top 25 Arts Destinations." Review of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until the position is filled.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.The university is a conduit for learning for more than 2,800 students, providing training to interns, residents and fellows in postgraduate medical and research. It is the only place in Oregon that grants doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry and nursing. OHSU cares for more than 251,000 patients each year from around the region and takes a leadership role in contributing to solutions involving the health of the state and the nation, such as health care access and transparency, ethics and workforce shortage. Beyond providing critical health care services, quality education and cutting-edge research, OHSU also is a key economic and social force in the Northwest. With an annual operating budget of $2.06 billion and more than 14,000 employees, OHSU is Portland?s largest employer. Its size contributes to its ability to provide... many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in Oregon. For more information visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm