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Research Associate - Human Performance Alliance

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 9, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
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Research Associate - Human Performance Alliance

Job no: 528154
Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Biology/Life Sciences, Research/Scientific/Grants, Human Physiology, Engineering/Biomedical Engineering

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

Review of Applications Begins
September 27, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload a CV and cover letter.

Department Summary
The Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is a billion-dollar initiative designed to fast-track scientific discoveries and the process of turning those discoveries into innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation and beyond. 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.

The Knight Campus, along with the Human Physiology Department, will host a new program aimed to transform human health on a global scale through the discovery and translation of the biological principles underlying athletic performance. The design team behind the program is focused on accelerating high-impact advances in human performance by leveraging the rapidly advancing fields of bioengineering, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, genetics, molecular biology, imaging, and regenerative medicine.

Position Summary
The Research Associate in the Human Performance Initiative at the Knight Campus at the University of Oregon requires an individual who is self-motivated and has excellent organizational, research, and communication skills to participate in a variety of new and ongoing research activities. The Research Associate works closely with Associate Professor/Associate Director Nick Willett to design and implement lab research and assessment, seek and obtain external support for research activities, and publish results. The Research Associate will routinely perform animal care, surgeries, and implement novel treatments and technologies to enhance regenerative and performance related outcomes. The Research Associate will help manage a regenerative rehabilitation facility within the Human Performance Initiative to include systems to implement pre-clinical rehabilitation regimens and evaluate functional and behavioral related outcomes.

Minimum Requirements
  • Terminal degree in bioengineering, human physiology, biology or related field or DVM
  • Demonstrated research excellence in the area of human performance

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Bioengineering, Biology, Human Physiology, Chemistry or Physics
  • Demonstrated technical skills relevant to animal surgery
  • More than three years as a manager or project team leader in a research environment
  • More than three years engaged in research regulated by IACUC and AALAC regulations

    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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