The University of Oregon (UO) and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) have established the Center for Biomedical Data Science (CBDS), a pioneering concept and innovative organization with immense potential. CBDS is dedicated to exploring normal and abnormal biological states at cell, tissue, organ, organism and population levels to greatly accelerate our ability to prevent and cure disease. A major philanthropic gift and commitments from both universities brought to life the vision for a world-class center that will realize greater impact by combining strengths of two eminent universities.
We welcome all applications and nominations for its founding director. This leader will be located at OHSU, and will work across the two institutions to shape a vision and operational approach for the center to develop and apply complex data science tools, techniques and research to advance the understanding of normal and aberrant cell biology. This will be accomplished by building upon the complementary strengths and expertise at UO and OHSU to tackle the biocomputational challenges needed to address central problems in cell biology, regenerative medicine, and cancer, and to create a uniquely interactive environment that supports the research activities of its faculty and staff as well as the training needs of its students.
The inaugural director will report to the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute (KCI) director and work closely with senior leadership across both universities. The director will be the academic and administrative leader at OHSU for the center and will provide intellectual vision, strategic leadership, and financial management for the centers OHSU operations. The director will work with leaders and faculty from both institutions to integrate research and educational activities across the institutions.
In collaboration with faculty across UO and OHSU, the director will develop, articulate, and advance the academic and scientific vision required to attract funding, talent and partners to the center. The director will work to coalesce the emerging strengths and priorities across both institutions in data sciences, fostering linkages across existing programs and laying groundwork for yet-unknown discoveries. The potential for creation and impact is enormous as the next director will build, from the ground up, a center capable of pushing science and education in new directions. The director will also lead their own research program and take responsibility for expanding the existing, robust data science efforts at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.
Deep scientific knowledge, expertise and experience within their field(s)
A track records of either publications and grant funding or patents and industry experience
Expertise in cultivating collaborative cultures and exceptional team work
The committee invites candidates from a range of professional backgrounds.
UO and OHSU has engaged Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the search. Nominations, inquiries, and applications (including CV and cover letter) should be sent in confidence to:
Apply online. Please be sure to upload a Cover Letter and Resume/CV.
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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