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Post Doc/Pro Tem Research Assistant/Associate (Earth Sciences) - Open Pool

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Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants, Earth Science

Department: Earth Sciences
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
Applications will be reviewed as needs arise

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please apply online with a CV and cover letter.

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis. Screening of applications will take place as positions become available and continue until positions are filled. This pool will remain active until June 1, 2018.

Department Summary
The Department of Earth Sciences is an instructional department within the college of Arts and Sciences that supports significant research activities in a wide range of fields in Earth and Environmental Science. The Department includes approximately 30 faculty (including TTF and NTTF), many of whom have large research grants, 42 graduate students, 90 undergraduate majors, five research associates, five post-docs, two classified employees, eight student employees, emeritus faculty, and various visiting professors, courtesy professors, and career and adjunct instructors.

Position Summary
The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oregon is soliciting applications for its open applicant pool. Positions are limited duration post doc or research appointments that are 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 or associates, postdoctoral fellows, and field research assistants. Research assistants conduct research under direction of a principal investigator; postdoctoral research associates 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
Bachelor's or Master's degree in geology or related area required for research assistant positions; Ph.D. required required for research associate and postdoctoral positions.


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 http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

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.

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 Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, 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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