We are hiring faculty!

The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences has two open faculty positions. Come work with us!

We seek two new faculty members with expertise in the biology of stress. Stress is a defining feature of life and can shape our behavior and health in response to our social and physical environment. Our Institute is committed to building a core group of researchers to better understand stress mechanisms. This has relevance and overlap with current faculty interests in neurodegeneration, circadian rhythms, sleep, DNA repair and epigenetics, as well as translational potential through ongoing intervention research in human populations. In addition to accomplishments in scholarship and research, we seek applicants that are committed to furthering diversity, equity and inclusion in their research, mentoring and service. Learn more about the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and review of applicants will begin on November 15th.

Open Faculty Position: Biology of psychosocial stress

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 cellular and physiological responses to psychosocial stress in health and disease. This research program will complement the Institute’s basic, applied and translational researchers and their mission to promote health, and prevent disease and disability among working Oregonians and their families throughout their lifespan.

The successful candidate will lead an experimental research program that leverages model organisms (e.g., rodents, non-human primates) to explore the role of psychosocial stress in cellular and physiological risk factors for disease. Research areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Social hierarchy and status as a predictor of physiological or cellular stress

  • Social defeat or social isolation models of psychosocial stress

  • Gene-environment interactions

  • Next-generation sequencing or ‘omics approaches to determining mechanisms of psychosocial stress impacts on health and disease

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Open Faculty Position: Stress Biology

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.

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

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