Open Rank Faculty Position in the biological responses to occupational and environmental stress

Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon
Salary and rank are commensurate with education, skills, and experience.
July 19 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at Oregon Health & Science University seeks candidates for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. The mission of the Institute is to conduct basic, applied, and translational research to support human health and a healthy workforce. Research investigations within the Institute encompass a wide range of disciplines including the molecular basis for the onset of human diseases such as cancer and metabolic syndrome, the role of environmental and occupational stressors on the circadian clock and sleep disorders, physiological and psychological adaptation in response to night shift work, and workplace population-based investigations that utilize hypothesis-driven interventions to promote safety and health. Collectively, these efforts combine toward improved worker health and safety. We are recruiting researchers who work on stress, especially with regard to occupational and environmental stressors. This position seeks candidates investigating the molecular drivers and regulatory pathways that affect cellular response cascades to stress, and/or stress-induced pathway analyses for the development of novel biomarkers of stress-related physiological responses.  The scope of disease models could include cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, neuro-muscular and neurodegeneration associated disease, and cancer. Research programs involving model systems and/or human investigations will be considered responsive.  The Institute also has a concurrent recruitment for a faculty researcher studying stress at the psychological level in humans, likely involving interventions in the workplace to detect, measure and limit adverse health problems associated with stress. It is anticipated that the successful candidates may collaborate to help form an Occupational Stress Research Group.

Salary and rank are commensurate with education, skills, and experience.

For more information and to apply online visit, reference IRC58439

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