Positions in Immunology - School of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Positions in Immunology
School of Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The School of Molecular and Cellular Biology (http://mcb.illinois.edu/) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks outstanding applicants for two tenure-track positions in the field of immunology, one at the assistant professor level and one open rank (assistant, associate, or full). The candidates will also be appointed to the new Carle-Illinois College of Medicine, which was founded to train physician-innovators at the intersection of engineering and medicine (https://medicine.illinois.edu/).
We seek immunology candidates that address molecular and cellular biology questions at any level from molecular to cellular to organismal, using cutting-edge experimental approaches including but not limited to advanced imaging, bioinformatics, structural biology, and other quantitative methodologies. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, immuno-oncology, immunity to infectious agents, the microbiome and immunity, immune system development, neuroimmunology, structural/biophysical immunology, and protein or immune cell engineering.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Immunology, Biology, or related field, M.D. or equivalent degree, have an excellent track record of creativity and productivity, and strong potential for future independent research. The target starting date is August 16, 2018. Successful candidates will be located in one of the four departments within the School of MCB (Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology, Microbiology, or Molecular and Integrative Physiology), depending on the specific area of interest and expertise. The candidate will be expected to conduct independent research, participate in our B.S. and Ph.D. programs, and teach effectively at the undergraduate, graduate, and/or medical school levels. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. These positions offer excellent laboratory facilities, relocation and start-up funds, and opportunities to work with outstanding graduate students.
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus offers state-of-the-art research facilities and programs that include the Beckman Institute, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center, Cancer Center at Illinois, and multiple student training grants, as well as facilities for high-throughput screening, flow cytometry and sorting, next generation sequencing and genomics, imaging (including fMRI), transgenic mice, NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, proteomics, and metabolomics. The campus has strong cross-departmental graduate programs in chemical biology, neuroscience, biophysics and quantitative biology, as well as superb computational resources at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and the NIH Resource for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics.
Urbana-Champaign offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, excellent cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life paired with a low cost of living. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign received top rankings by Harvard University’s Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education for its pre-tenure practices in balancing work and home (http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/11/15/coache).
To ensure full consideration, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your application cover letter, curriculum vitae, concise summary of past research accomplishments, statement of future research plans and contact information for three professional references by December 15, 2017. Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date. Although early applications are appreciated and interviews may be conducted before the closing date, hiring decisions will not be made until after the closing date. Questions can be addressed to the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, 217-244-8116. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu