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M.S.I. Research Assistant/Associate/Postdoc - Open Pool

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

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
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M.S.I. Research Assistant/Associate/Postdoc - Open Pool

Job no: 527854
Work type: Faculty - Other
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Biology/Life Sciences, Research/Scientific/Grants, Chemistry, Physics

Department: Materials Science Institute
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
Applications will be reviewed as needs arise.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications must include a CV, cover letter detailing how you meet the qualifications and your area of research expertise, and three professional references.

Department Summary
The Materials Science Institute at the University of Oregon is an interdisciplinary institute, founded in 1985 as a State Center of Excellence. Its purpose is to study the structure and properties of materials, to educate in the sciences of materials, and to serve Oregon as a resource in these sciences.

More information about the Materials Science Institute at the University of Oregon may be found by visiting the Institute's website at:

Position Summary
The Materials Science Institute at the University of Oregon is seeking qualified applicants for its open research pool. Positions are limited duration, funding contingent post doc or research appointments that are full time, part time or short term, contracts not to exceed one year. Possibility of renewal up to a total of three years, depending on program needs, funding, and performance. The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

Examples include research assistants (commonly known as technicians) or research associates, and postdoctoral scholars. Research assistants conduct research under direction of a principal investigator; postdoctoral research scholars conduct research under the direction of a faculty member for the purpose of acquiring research training; research associates conduct research with only general guidance.

Minimum Requirements
Minimum qualifications by rank:
  • Research assistant: bachelor's degree in physics, biology, chemistry or related field
  • Research associate: terminal degree in physics, biology, chemistry or related field
  • Postdoctoral Research Scholar: terminal degree in physics, biology, chemistry, or related field, along with professional experience in a research lab

    Professional Competencies
    Professional experience in a research lab.

    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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