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.