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Postdoctoral Scholar Open Pool - Human Health and Performance

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
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Postdoctoral Scholar Open Pool - Human Health and Performance

Job no: 527299
Work type: Faculty - Other
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants, Human Physiology

Department: Knight Campus
Rank: Postdoctoral Scholar
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 a CV and cover letter detailing your research interests.

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, 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
Postdoctoral Scholars will be responsible for conducting research and technical activities related to human health and performance; conducting data analysis and collaborate on reporting findings and discoveries in written and verbal form; and assisting in managing, maintaining and providing technical expertise for the lab equipment, protocols, and programs.

Positions are a full-time appointments that offer a great opportunity for performing highly interdisciplinary and cutting-edge research, career development through one-on-one mentorship, membership in a large collaborative and vibrant research community, and involvement in setting up the culture of a newly established program.

Positions will focus on one (or more) of the following focus areas:
  • AI-based models of athlete performance
  • Models of running mechanics using wearable sensors
  • Models of bone health in running populations
  • Models of tissue stress and strain in athletes
  • Models of health and performance in female athletes
  • Models of athlete performance in response to stress

    For the purpose of acquiring additional professional skills needed to pursue a career path in the chosen field, positions will have a formal mentor plan.

    Minimum Requirements
  • PhD in a field relevant to one of the focus areas

    Professional Competencies
  • Demonstrated analytic skills
  • Demonstrated research and laboratory skills and experience
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Strong team ethic
  • Attention to detail
  • Demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication

    Preferred Qualifications
    Expertise in one of the following areas: Environmental or Performance Physiology, Machine Learning, Motion Analysis, Multiscale Modeling, Musculoskeletal Modeling, Wearable Sensors

    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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