Research Positions Open

The following research positions are open currently at UO.

Physical Chemistry - Postdoc

Energy/Sustainable Materials - Tenure Track

Biochem - Tenure Track

Physcial Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for a tenure-related position in experimental physical chemistry to begin Fall 2018 or later at the anticipated rank of Assistant Professor. A PhD is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred.

We seek individuals studying problems of fundamental importance to experimental physical chemistry, which may also be applied uniquely to advance related chemical disciplines. We are especially interested in scholars who will enhance the department’s existing strengths in biophysical chemistry, materials related physical chemistry, spectroscopy, statistical mechanics and quantum chemistry. The potential for establishing a vigorous independent research program in experimental physical chemistry and active participation and excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels will be the most important criteria for selection. In addition to membership in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to pursue research in a variety of interdisciplinary institutes (see https://chemistry.uoregon.edu/research/institutes/).

We particularly welcome applications from scholars from populations that are historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Please apply here: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9374

To ensure full consideration, candidates should submit application materials by October 3, 2017 and upload a curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans (maximum 10 pages), and a brief statement of teaching philosophy or interests (1-2 pages). Candidates should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly by recommenders via the AcademicJobsOnline portal. The position will remain open until filled.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

Energy and Sustainable Materials

Two tenured or tenure-track positions at the University of Oregon in the area of Energy and Sustainable Materials

The University of Oregon (UO) continues a cluster hire initiative in Energy and Sustainable Materials (https://provost.uoregon.edu/energy-and-sustainable-materials). Target areas include: electronic and energy devices, advanced/in-situ characterization, computational materials chemistry/physics, solid-state and materials physics/chemistry, surface science and catalysis.

Appointments may be made in or across any academic department(s), at any rank, and continue UO’s long-term commitment to grow the basic and applied sciences. The hires will join an innovative and highly collaborative team in the Materials Science Institute. Exceptional candidates with backgrounds in chemistry, physics, chemical/electrical/mechanical engineering, and materials science, as well as leaders in industrial research and development, are encouraged to apply. The positions will remain open until filled. Salaries and start-up packages will be highly competitive.

The successful candidate will work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. She/he will maintain a high-profile, internationally prominent and externally funded research group, while contributing to the teaching mission at the UO.

The initiative builds upon the established excellence of Materials Science at UO. Recent investments include over $30 million in equipment for the CAMCOR materials analysis, characterization and nanofabrication facility, which is managed by professional staff and housed in two new buildings along with state-of-the art laboratory space. Oregon is home to the new Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, a $1B initiative to fast-track scientific discovery and innovation (http://accelerate.uoregon.edu/). Faculty and student experiences are further enhanced by unique graduate-education programs, industry partnerships and innovation activities.

Inquiries/nominations can be sent to materialscluster@uoregon.edu. Upload application materials here: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9449

Applicants at the Senior level (Associate or Full Professor) should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae.

Applicants at the Junior level (Assistant Professor) should include, in addition to the cover letter and vitae, a statement of research plans and objectives (typically approx. five pages in length) and a brief statement of teaching philosophy or interests. Junior candidates should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded directly by the recommenders.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017 and continue on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

Biochemistry

 

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Oregon (chemistry.uoregon.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track Biochemistry faculty member at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall 2018 or later. Biochemistry research at the University of Oregon takes place in the context of the Institute of Molecular Biology (molbio.uoregon.edu), which promotes interdisciplinary interactions between life science researchers in the departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biology and Physics. A Ph.D. is required.

We seek applicants from all areas of biochemistry and structural biology who are using advanced approaches to study mechanisms of cellular function. New faculty will join a rich and collaborative atmosphere with existing strengths in host-pathogen interactions, stem cell biology, epigenetics, RNA metabolism, cell polarity, and cytoskeletal function. Successful candidates will have the potential for establishing an outstanding independent research program and excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. They will also support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.

To assure full consideration, application materials should be received by October 9, 2017. Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans and objectives, and a brief statement of teaching philosophy or interests here: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9448. The candidate should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded directly by the recommenders. Review of application materials will continue until the position is filled.

UO is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.