The Phil and Penny Knight Campus to Accelerate Scientific Impact is a bold new effort designed to accelerate the cycle of translating scientific discoveries into innovations that improve quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation, and beyond. Rooted in the University of Oregon’s 60-year history of interdisciplinary collaboration, the Knight Campus catalyzes new research opportunities, forges partnerships with industrial and clinical practitioners, and provides integrated experiential training for the next generation of citizen scientists and entrepreneurs. This position reflects an aspiration to hire in a coordinated fashion with material scientists in our Materials Science Institute and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry moving forward. The current faculty expertise within the Knight Campus is in areas such as bone regeneration, femtosecond imaging and fabrication, miniaturized implantable sensors, thin film electrodes for neural interfacing, synthetic biology, protein engineering and gene synthesis.
Individuals joining the Knight Campus through this search will be among the early cohort of Knight Campus faculty, providing significant input to the growth and culture... of the new initiative and having opportunities to collaborate with materials science and chemistry, and engage with the newly formed joint Biomedical Data Center with Oregon Health Sciences University. This Center will provide a robust resource for computational analysis, tools and collaboration. Knight Campus faculty will be housed in a spectacular new 160,000 square foot research building scheduled to open in June, 2020. More information on the Knight Campus strategic priorities can be found at: https://accelerate.uoregon.edu/strategic-plan.