Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), located in Portland, OR is seeking exceptional Assistant Professor tenure-track faculty candidates to create the foundation of a newly formed cross-departmental, multidisciplinary program in computational biology.
The computational biology program develops innovative computational approaches to a range of programs in basic and translational research. We are seeking a highly qualified candidate with medically relevant research interests in cancer biology, focusing on tumor host interactions and the cancer microenvironment, utilizing clinically relevant predictive computational models.
Research in the computational biology program focuses on integrative analysis of high dimensional heterogeneous molecular, cellular, imaging, and clinical data to infer predictive models of biological phenotypes and functional interventions that induce desired phenotypic transitions. Candidates should have advanced training in machine learning or statistical techniques, such as probabilistic graphical models or Bayesian inference, with a track record of innovation in a biomedical application, as evidenced by a strong publication record and development of novel software tools or inference methodologies.
As biomedical research becomes an increasingly data-intensive science, success will require a goal-directed, team-oriented approach in which innovations and ideas developed by computational researchers working on related problems serve to build on and enhance the work of all team members. We seek faculty members with a strong commitment to such integrated team science. A successful faculty member will conduct original research that incorporates computational tools, data resources, and algorithmic innovations developed by colleagues, and extends them to novel application domains and/or methodological advancements, which in turn serve to enhance a shared code base. The successful candidate will hold dual appointments in Computational Biology Program and the department of Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology (CDCB). 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.
Ph.D. degree in computer science, applied mathematics, bioinformatics, or relevant quantitative scientific discipline, plus postdoctoral training or 2 years of data science work experience. M.D. candidates with advanced computational training are also encouraged to apply
Demonstrated excellence in research with evidence of advancing an area of computational biology
An understanding of advanced machine learning or statistical techniques, such as probabilistic graphical models, Bayesian inference, and optimization methods
Experience analyzing high-dimensional biomedical data, including DNA or RNA sequencing, gene expression, epigenetics, and SNP array data
Strong publication record
Advanced programming skills
Strong communication skills
Commitment to advancing team-oriented research goals
A desire to change the world and contribute to the elimination of human disease
Experience in a professional, team-oriented software development environment
Demonstrated leadership roles and organizational skills
Track record of meaningful contributions to open source software projects
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 r...esearch. 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