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Faculty Scientist
Oregon Health & Science University

Date Posted Mar. 19, 2020
Title Faculty Scientist
University Oregon Health & Science University More About This Institution...
Portland, OR, United States
Department School of Nursing
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
    Research Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Social and Behavioral Medicine
    Nursing - General
    Health Services/Research & Policy
    Health Sciences - General

The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Nursing offers an exciting opportunity and a competitive start-up package for an accomplished research faculty colleague at the Associate or Full Professor rank to join our Ph.D. program in beautiful Portland, Oregon. The successful candidate for this position will have an active research program, demonstrate a sustained record of research productivity, and an enthusiasm for advancing the next generation of nursing scientists. Quantitative or qualitative scientists with a research program that aligns with one of our Signature Science areas or areas essential to nursing (e.g., education or implementation science) are preferred.

OHSU School of Nursing Signature Science areas:

Integrative Bio-behavioral Research and Health Equity Research

Faculty Scientists | The role includes:

  • Maintaining an active program of research through grant submissions and successful procurement of funding (public or private).
  • Actively engaging in the dissemination of research findings through a robust peer-reviewed publication record as well as podium-level and keynote presentations in respected scientific societies
  • Teaching in the Ph.D. program; serving as chair/member of Ph.D. dissertations, and mentoring students toward research funding success
  • Mentoring junior faculty
    Position Requirements
  • Ph.D. or another research doctorate (RN preferred but not required);
  • Evidence of collaboration, funding success and scientific impact of research
  • Experience with teaching and mentoring at the Ph.D. level

The School of Nursing has an impressive history of research success. Highlights of our biobehavioral research portfolio include programs aimed at understanding the biological mechanisms of frailty among adults with heart failure ("symptom biology"), disentangling the role of stress in the etiology of health problems among informal dementia caregivers, end-of-life and palliative care in adults, and interventions to improve quality and quantity of life in cancer survivors. Similarly, research programs on unconscious biases in health care, community-based approaches to physical activity promotion within rural and Latino communities, and weight-based stigma and binge eating in low-income adolescents illustrate the scope of our health equity research portfolio.

The University
As the state’s only academic health center, OHSU’s breakthrough research leads to new cures, new standards of care, biomedical discoveries, and improved public health, which attracts over $400 million in research funds annually. What sets OHSU apart from other institutions is the welcoming environment and truly collaborative science across disciplines with School of Nursing faculty actively collaborating on cutting edge multi-disciplinary research with colleagues across the University. The University has many interdisciplinary research centers and hubs including the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (an NIH CTSA), Knight Cancer Institute, Layton Aging, and Alzheimer Disease Center and the Moore Institute for Nutrition and Wellness. OHSU has tremendous research infrastructure and resources and is growing rapidly. Under new leadership with Dr. Danny Jacobs, OHSU recently completed a strategic visioning process for 2025, which creates a unique opportunity to join our faculty as we embark on implementing new and exciting plans for growth.

The City
Portland is one of the fastest-growing cities on the West Coast and offers unique opportunities for active living, recreational access, and a healthy growing economy. Portland has breathtaking natural beauty and quick and abundant access to recreational activities and ranks third on Forbes’ list of Best Places for Business and Careers. Portland has four distinct seasons with a typical temperature between 36°F to 84°F and rarely falling below 26°F or going above 95°F

For Confidential Inquiries Contact Cynthia Perry (, Search Committee Chair.

  • Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or

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Contact Information

  • Cyndi Perry
    School of Nursing
    Oregon Health & Science University
    Portland, OR 97239
  • 503-346-8296


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