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Research Assistant/Associate/Engineer - Open Pool

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 29, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Research Assistant/Associate/Engineer - Open Pool

Job no: 533771

Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Biology/Life Sciences, Research/Scientific/Grants, Chemistry, Human Physiology, Neuroscience, Engineering/Biomedical Engineering

Department: Knight Campus
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins

Applications will be reviewed as needs arise

Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with your online application, please upload your current CV and a letter of interest detailing your areas of expertise.

Department Summary

The Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is an ambitious initiative designed to fast-track scientific discoveries into innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation, and the world. The campus creates the intellectual infrastructure to establish Oregon as a center for both research and development, making Oregon a place where companies can start up and grow. The Knight Campus will reshape the higher education landscape in Oregon by training the next generations of scientists, forging tighter ties with industry and entrepreneurs, and creating new educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.

Position Summary

The Knight Campus is seeking qualified applicants for its open research pool. Open positions may include research assistants (commonly known as technicians), research associates, and research engineers. Research assistants conduct research under the direction of a Principal Investigator; research associates and research engineers conduct research with only general guidance.

We encourage you to apply if you have experience in scientific disciplines including bioengineering, neuroengineering, engineering, human physiology, applied chemistry, applied physics, and biology, or closely related fields. Successful candidates will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

Positions are funding contingent research appointments.

Minimum Requirements

Research Assistant
  • a Bachelor's or Master's degree in bioengineering, biochemistry, biology, biophysics, human physiology, physics, chemistry, chemical engineering or related disciplines

    Research Associate and Research Engineer
  • a terminal degree by the start of the position with relevant professional experience in a research lab

    Professional Competencies

  • Analytic skills
  • Research and laboratory skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Strong team ethic
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong academic record

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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