Oregon Health & Science University

Assistant Professor (Chemical Biology)

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Chemical Physiology and Biochemistry
Salary Range
Commensurate with Qualifications
Monday - Friday, some weekends
8:00am - 5:00pm, some evenings
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Department of Chemical Physiology and Biochemistry at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, USA, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position from individuals interested in merging chemical biology and physiology with the goal to develop and use molecular techniques that will further our understanding of diseases and their underlying mechanisms.


OHSU offers a highly interactive research environment and immediate access to core facilities for various imaging modalities, cryo-electron microscopy, deep sequencing, proteomics, metabolomics, and more.

Function/Duties of Position

Duties include: develop and manage an independent and vibrant research program; develop, prepare and oversee competitive funding proposals; publish and present research findings; develop and foster strong collaborations with researchers within the department and university, and externally; contribute to the teaching of graduate students; participate in faculty, department, and/or university governance activities; participate in professional development functions such as conferences, editorial boards, professional organizations. 


The appointee shall provide additional duties as assigned by the Chair in furtherance of the university’s missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Chemistry or other relevant disciplines
  • Track record of independent publications and funding

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to applicants with a research record in organic chemistry/chemical biology as well as neurophysiology, endocrinology and metabolism, cardiovascular physiology or cancer biology.

Additional Details

To apply please submit a single PDF file containing a cover letter (referencing the position number), curriculum vitae, and a statement of research interests (maximum 3 pages) to ph2search@ohsu.edu.  Please name the file as: Applicant’sLastName.Applicant’sFirstName.PositionNumber.pdf. Additionally, all applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly to ph2search@ohsu.edu.


Completed applications and letters of reference will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2019, however the position will remain open until filled.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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