University of Oregon (UO)

Founding Center Director, Center for Biomedical Data Science

University of Oregon (UO) and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

Portland and Eugene, OR, United States

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Founding Center Director
Center for Biomedical Data Science

The Search

The University of Oregon (UO) and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) have established the Center for Biomedical Data Science (CBDS), a pioneering concept and innovative organization with immense potential. CBDS is dedicated to exploring normal and abnormal biological states at cell, tissue, organ, organism and population levels to greatly accelerate our ability to prevent and cure disease. A major philanthropic gift and commitments from both universities brought to life the vision for a world-class center that will realize greater impact by combining strengths of two eminent universities.

We welcome all applications and nominations for its founding director. This leader will 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. This will be accomplished by building upon the complementary strengths and expertise at UO and OHSU to tackle the biocomputational challenges needed to address central problems in cell biology, regenerative medicine, and cancer, and to create a uniquely interactive environment that supports the research activities of its faculty and staff as well as the training needs of its students.

The inaugural director will report dually to the UO Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact (KCASI) director and the Knight Cancer Institute (KCI) director at OHSU and work closely with senior leadership across both universities. The director will be the academic and administrative leader of the center and will provide intellectual vision, strategic leadership, and financial management for the center.

In collaboration with faculty across UO and OHSU, the director will develop, articulate, and advance the academic and scientific vision required to attract funding, talent and partners to the center. The director will work to coalesce the emerging strengths and priorities across both institutions in data sciences, fostering linkages across existing programs and laying groundwork for yet-unknown discoveries. The potential for creation and impact is enormous as the next director will build, from the ground up, a center capable of pushing science and education in new directions.
Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, has been retained to assist in the search.

Applications, Inquiries, and Nominations

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be sent via the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

Philip Jaeger or Karen McPhedran
Isaacson, Miller
1300 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

The University of Oregon and Oregon Health & Science University are equal opportunity, affirmative action institutions committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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