Pro Tem Research Assistant
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR

About $36,000 - $45,000 a year

Job no: 524161
Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants, Social Science

Department: Institute of Ecology and Evolution
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
July 5, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Apply using online system, please include contact information for three references.

Department Summary
The Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IE²) facilitates research and graduate education in ecology and evolutionary biology. The Institute fosters a collegial and stimulating intellectual environment for world-class research in molecular evolution, evolutionary genetics, evolution of development, and microbial, population, community, and ecosystems ecology.

Position Summary
The Kern and Ralph labs require a scientific programmer to advance their joint research project. The scientific programmer will implement and perform computational population genetic analysis using a combination of existing and to be developed software, including but not limited to machine learning, statistical analysis, and data visualization.

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelors degree in statistics, computer science, mathematics, genetics, physics, or a related quantitative field.
  • Experience programming in python, familiarity with the linux environment and cluster computing.
Professional Competencies

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with machine learning approaches and implementations such as scikit-learn, tensorflow, keras.
  • Experience programming in python, R, C, or C++.
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

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Advertised: 28 Jun 2019 Pacific Daylight Time

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