Faculty Recruitment

This is an exciting time for the University of Oregon as we realize our dreams for enhancing discovery and innovation activity through the development of the Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. This page provides information on faculty employment opportunities within the Knight Campus.


Lorry I. Lokey Department Chair and Associate or Full Professor of Bioengineering
The inaugural Lorry I. Lokey Chair of Bioengineering will lead the Department of Bioengineering, which includes making administrative, budgetary and personnel decisions. The Chair will also have responsibility for external affairs, including fundraising, community outreach and alumni and industry relations.

Associate/Full Professor of Data Science/Bioengineering and Co-Director of the Center for Biomedical Data Science
The co-director of the Center for Biomedical Data Science will help shape a vision and operational approach for the center to develop and apply complex data science tools, techniques and research to advance the understanding of normal and aberrant cell biology.

Research Associate/Staff Scientist - Plesa Lab
The Plesa Lab is seeking an experienced research associate/staff scientist to focus on the development of novel gene synthesis methods for building large gene libraries as well as novel methods for characterizing and engineering proteins at scale.

Lab Manager -  Willett Lab
The Willett Lab is seeking a lab manager who is self-motivated and has excellent organizational, managerial, and communication skills to oversee technical and business aspects of the lab on a daily basis, and to participate in a variety of new and ongoing research in the lab.

Research Assistant/Associate/Engineer - Open Pool
We are seeking qualified applicants for the Knight Campus open research pool. Open positions will include research assistants (commonly known as technicians) or research associates. Research assistants conduct research under the direction of a principal investigator; research associates conduct research with only general guidance.

    Postdoctoral Scholar - Gardner Lab
    The postdoc will be responsible for conducting research and technical activities related to sponsored projects in the Gardner Lab.

      Postdoctoral Scholar - Hettiaratchi Lab
      The postdoc will be responsible for conducting research and technical activities related to ongoing projects in the Hettiaratchi Lab involving the design, fabrication, and implementation of hydrogel biomaterials for protein delivery.

      Postdoctoral Scholar - Willett Lab
      The postdoct will be responsible for conducting research and technical activities related to sponsored projects in the Willett Lab and on a project under the Regenerative Rehabilitation Moonshot program of the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance.

      ProTem Instructor/Lecturer - Open Pool
      We are seeking qualified applicants for our open ProTem Instructor/Lecturer pool. Instructors/Lecturers in the Knight Campus will develop innovative and multidisciplinary educational materials with the goal of preparing graduate students for entry-level positions in academic, industry, and government labs. 

      Postdoctoral Scholar - Open Pool
      We are seeking a postdoctoral scholar to conduct laboratory research, quantitative analysis, prepare manuscripts and grant application, and present data and findings to internal and external audiences. 

      Postdoctoral Scholar- Gardner Lab
      The Postdoctoral Scholar will conduct research and technical activities related to sponsored projects in the Gardner Lab. The incumbent will fabricate devices using two-photon lithography and/or fabricate thin film devices, test devices using a potentiostat and other diagnostic instruments, work alone or in conjuction with others in the lab to test devices in-vivo, collaborate on reporting findings and discoveries, and manage, maintain and provide technical expertise for lab equipment, protocols, and programs.

      Postdoctoral Scholar - Guldberg Lab
      The postdoc will conduct research and technical activities related to sponsored projects in the Guldberg Lab. The incumbent will conduct data analysis on biometric and other data sets, collaborate on reporting findings, and manage and provide technical expertise for lab equipment, protocols, and programs related to either musculoskeletal regenerative rehabilitation or immunoengineering strategies for musculoskeletal trauma.