This position will include a focus on applied, inter- and/or trans-disciplinary research with applications to computational biology, biochemistry molecular genetics, cell and organismal and/or structural biology, and will likely involve collaboration with research in computational/data science.
The primary mission of the OSU Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics is to provide a program of undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral education in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics, and to conduct foundational research and scholarly activities focused on areas important to human health. The department offers BS degrees in Biochemistry and Biophysics and in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and has a rapidly growing student body of about 400 undergraduate majors. The Department offers MS and PhD degrees in Biochemistry and Biophysics, with a student body between 20 and 35 students.
To help accomplish the mission of the Department, the incumbent must have research expertise in the areas of neurodegenerative and/or infectious diseases at the intersection of biochemistry, biophysics, molecular and cellular biology, or computational biology. The incumbent will preferably have post-doc or equivalent experience and a research program that includes a focus on applied, inter- and/or trans-disciplinary research and a potential for collaboration with researchers in computational/data science. The incumbent will preferably have a research program that would complement existing research in the Linus Pauling Institute (https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/about/about-linus-pauling-institute). The Linus Pauling Institute’s mission is to promote optimal health through cutting-edge research and trusted public outreach. For the past 25 years, the Institute has thrived as one of the University’s Research Centers and Institutes. Supported by gifts from individuals, private corporations, and foundations, it also has support from research grants (from private and federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health) and continuing support from OSU.
The incumbent will also leverage OSU core facilities such as the NMR, electrophysiology, mass spectrometry, microscopy, and cell culture facilities (see https://science.oregonstate.edu/research/centers-and-facilities). The incumbent will have the opportunity to teach in diverse department curricular courses including biochemistry, biophysics, molecular genetics, cell and organismal, neuroscience, computational biology and/or structural biology.
The College of Science provides a core instructional role at OSU, supporting the ideals of learning, discovery, and engagement that are the foundation of a land-, sea-, space-, and sun-grant university. The College embraces instruction and research, in disciplines ranging from the physical, mathematical, and statistical sciences to the life sciences that are based in unbiased inquiry and a dedication to discovery and innovation. The College of Science is committed to partnering with industry and public agencies to address some of the most compelling challenges of today and tomorrow. Our strategic plan, Extending the Reach and Impact of Science (https://science.oregonstate.edu/strategic-plan-2022), is aligned with Oregon State University’s mission (https://leadership.oregonstate.edu/strategic-plan), and will develop leadership among land grant universities guiding the College of Science over the next five years in our aims to lead in inclusive scientific research, education and engagement in Oregon and globally.
The College of Science is an essential partner for three of the university’s world-class research centers, namely the Linus Pauling Institute, the Hatfield Marine Science Center, and the Center for Quantitative Life Sciences.
OSU has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and community. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment. OSU provides leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity, and building community. All employees are responsible for helping to maintain and enhance OSU’s collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity and equal opportunity.
OSU has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, inclusive excellence, and community. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment. OSU provides leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity, and building community. All employees are responsible for helping to maintain and enhance OSU’s collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity and equal opportunity.
The College of Science is deeply committed to upholding the values of anti-racism, diversity, justice, and equity — cornerstones of institutional and scientific excellence. Through our rich collection of people, ideas and perspectives, we engage in a healthy, constructive dialogue to learn, inform our research and make discoveries. Our Diversity Action Plan (https://science.oregonstate.edu/diversity-plan) informs our work to ensure all have equitable access to succeed in science, work to dismantle systems of oppression, embed equity in everything we do and create a climate of trust, understanding and inclusion.
All COS employees are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, including efforts promoting equitable outcomes among learners of diverse and underrepresented identity groups. For further explanation of OSU’s vision and principles, please see information on the Institutional Diversity page at Oregon State University, specifically their goals captured in their Strategic Plan detailed here: http://diversity.oregonstate.edu/innovate-integrate-plan-inclusive-excellence.