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.


Lab Manager – Deku Lab
The Laboratory Manager will oversee research and compliance aspects of the lab on a daily basis and participate in a variety of new and ongoing research in the lab. This position works closely with Professor Felix Deku to design, implement, and supervise lab research, lab administration, and safety protocols. The group engineers thin-film materials and develop novel fabrication methods for creating chronically reliable neural interfaces, and study their integration into the nervous system, including the brain and peripheral nerves.

Postdoctoral Scholar – Deku Lab
The postdoc will be responsible for conducting research and technical activities related to sponsored projects in the Deku Lab; will fabricate devices, conduct surgical implants and data analysis and collaborate on reporting findings and discoveries in written and verbal form; and will manage, maintain and provide technical expertise for Deku lab equipment, protocols, and programs.

Lab Manager – Benoit Lab for Therapeutic Biomaterials
The Laboratory Manager works closely with Professor Danielle Benoit and her project leads to design, implement, and supervise lab research, lab administration and lab safety protocols. The position requires an individual who is self-motivated and has excellent organizational, managerial, communication skills to oversee technical and business aspects of the Benoit lab on a daily basis and to participate in a variety of new and ongoing research in the lab as directed.

Postdoctoral Scholar – Gardner Lab
The Postdoctoral Scholar will be responsible for conducting research and technical activities related to sponsored projects in the Gardner Lab. This position will fabricate devices using two-photon lithography in the Gardner lab and also fabricate thin film devices using CAMCOR facilities; will test devices using a potentiostat and other diagnostic instruments; will collaborate on reporting findings and discoveries in written and verbal form; and will manage, maintain and provide technical expertise for Gardner lab equipment, protocols, and programs.

Postdoctoral Scholar – Hettiarachatchi 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. The postdoc will also give poster and oral presentations, write manuscripts, and assist Dr. Hettiaratchi in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.

ProTem Instructor/Lecturer - Open 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.

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.

    Research Assistant/Associate/Engineer - Open Pool
    The Knight Campus is seeking qualified applicants for its open research pool. A successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. We are seeking applicants in scientific disciplines including bioengineering, neuroengineering, engineering, human physiology, applied chemistry, applied physics, and biology or closely related fields.

    Postdoctoral Scholar - Plesa Lab
    The postdoc will be responsible for conducting research and technical activities related to sponsored projects in the Plesa Lab. Research work includes designing and optimizing a new antibody generation method using a large-scale in-vivo protein-protein interaction assay, gene synthesis and in-vivo mutagenesis.

      Postdoctoral Scholar - Guldberg Lab
      The postdoc will be responsible for conducting research and technical activities related to sponsored projects in the Guldberg Lab. The incumbent will conduct data analysis on biometric and other data sets and collaborate on reporting findings and discoveries in written and verbal form; and will manage, maintain and provide technical expertise for Guldberg lab equipment, protocols, and programs in one of the following specialty areas:

      • Musculoskeletal Regenerative Rehabilitation
      • Immunoengineering Strategies for Musculoskeletal Trauma
      • Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis

      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.

      Postdoctoral Scholar - Open Pool
      The postdoc in the Knight Campus will conduct laboratory research, quantitative analysis, prepare manuscripts and grant applications, and present data and findings to internal and external audiences.