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The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE) seeks a full-time (12-month) academic professional as a Coordinator of Research Programs. This position reports to the Principal Investigator (PI) and will coordinate all research programs, group management, and proposal preparation activities in the laboratory of the PI, as well as aid in the execution of research projects in the lab.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for administering and monitoring the research budget, organizing grant proposal preparation and submission, assisting manuscript preparation and submission, and assisting in editorial responsibilities. In addition, the coordinator handles lab management tasks (including safety, equipment maintenance and repair, registration of chemicals, supplies purchases, etc.) and assists in research projects (including data acquisition, data analysis, and figure preparation).

(1) Research Management/Administrative Responsibilities include; assisting the PI in grant proposal preparation, in obtaining external funds for research projects, corresponding with agencies and collaborators, and all reporting requirements related to funded research projects. Other research activities include managing the laboratory’s research resources including certain laboratory equipment and materials and supplies, and assisting in overseeing the research group's activities. The coordinator is also responsible for advising the PI on the staffing of research projects, assisting the PI in developing the research budget, managing the research and development expenditures, and reporting to the PI on current research projects. Additional administrative activities include monitoring the progress of research projects, managing research resources, and acting as a resource person for the laboratory.

(2) Communications Responsibilities include; preparing and editing scientific manuscripts (e.g. edit manuscripts/tables prior to submission to ensure the text, references, graphics and accompanying files conform to guidelines specific to each journal and shepherd manuscripts from initial electronic submission, through the revision process to finalization of proofs), assisting in preparation of presentations and posters, and serving as a liaison for researchers in the laboratory as well as for collaborators in other laboratories.

(3) Research Responsibilities include; assisting in research projects in the PI's laboratory which includes conducting experiments, analyzing data, and preparing samples for further analysis.

Required:  BS degree in the sciences or engineering.

Excellent personal communication, writing, and managerial skills. Proven ability to work independently with little to no supervision. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Professional, Endnote, and Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Familiarity with the scientific manuscript submission and review process. Familiarity with web site development. College level chemistry and/or biology/biochemistry.

Preferred:  MS degree in biology, biochemistry or bioengineering.

Salary and Start Date:  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting date is as soon as possible after closing date.

Application Procedures:  For full consideration, please create your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references by the closing date of July 12, 2016. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

For further information/questions: Contact the SCS HR Office at scs_hr_officeatscs [dot] illinois [dot] edu or 217-300-1637.

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