The Institute for Genomic Biology in partnership with the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) and Engineering (COE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications to fill a campus-wide search for full-time tenure-track/tenured faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. We seek applicants who will build a strong research program that applies computational methods to problems in systems and/or synthetic biology. Research areas include (but are not limited to) biological networks, functional genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, photosynthesis, personalized medicine, drug discovery, metabolic engineering, and complex microbiomes. This position complements senior hiring efforts in computational and genomic medicine as part of the multi-year Strategic Excellence Hiring Program at Illinois. The successful candidate is expected to build a strong, imaginative, and predominantly computational research program, and to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. An earned Ph.D. with a distinguished academic record is required. Candidates for associate or full professor rank should have demonstrated evidence of leadership in the field. The successful candidate will most likely have an appointment in either the Department of Bioengineering (COE) or the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (LAS).
If qualified, this candidate may be hired as a Blue Waters Professor. Blue Waters Professors will be provided substantial allocations on and expedited access to the Blue Waters supercomputer. Blue Waters is one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, supported by the National Science Foundation and developed and run by the University of Illinois’ National Center for Supercomputing Applications. If you are interested in being considered for this unique opportunity, be sure to include Blue Waters in your cover letter.
Qualified senior candidates may also be considered for tenured full Professor positions as part of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative, which is backed by a $100-million gift from the Grainger Foundation to the College of Engineering. Over the next few years, more than 35 new endowed professorships and chairs will be established, which will provide incredible opportunities for world-renowned researchers. The two main research areas are Big Data and Bioengineering. More information regarding the Grainger Initiative can be found at: http://graingerinitiative.engineering.illinois.edu
. Questions can be addressed to the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department Office, 217-244-9214, chbe_applyscs [dot] uiuc [dot] edu
The target starting date is August 16, 2015. For full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2014. Early applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, every application submitted prior to the closing date will receive full consideration. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of at least three professional references, and descriptions of past research accomplishments and future research program directions http://go.illinois.edu/csbfaculty
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois is looking for a full-time instructional laboratory assistant. The primary functions of this position are being responsible for maintaining the undergraduate experiment lab, ensuring lab is safe and clean, repairing equipment as needed, and keeping an inventory of supplies. The successful candidate is self-motivated, independent, and a problem solver.
The ideal candidate will enjoy working with students to diagnose problems with experiments; coordinate the development, fabrication, and installation of new experiments; assist in the design, development, construction, and demonstration of specialized equipment or materials; provide sketches or simple drawings using in the construction of new equipment – and repair/replace faulty equipment; train and supervise graduate students; neutralize and remove waste; be responsible for all aspects of safety in the lab, and perform other related duties to assist in an instructional laboratory.
A BS from an accredited college or university is required. Previous experience designing experiments and maintaining equipment is desired. Hourly wage is commensurate upon abilities and experience.
Successful applicants must: train others with experience; possess strong written and oral communication skills; anticipate needs and establish priorities; work under pressure; use various standard software packages; have knowledge of lab safety policies and procedures; have excellent organizational skills; work independently to gather statistical information; have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds, faculty, administrative officials, and high-level people outside of the university.
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Illinois
Attn: Dr. J. A. Henderson
114 Roger Adams Laboratory
600 S. Mathews Ave
Urbana, IL 61801
Applications will be accepted until August 29, 2014 or until a suitable candidate is found.