Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Stem Cell Biology

Employer
University of Illinois School of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Location
Urbana, Illinois
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Oct 28, 2022

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Stem Cells
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Faculty
Organization Type
Academia

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Stem Cell Biology

Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

School of Molecular and Cellular Biology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Cell and Developmental Biology (CDB) in the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB; http://mcb.illinois.edu/), at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position in the field of Stem Cell Biology and Regeneration.

The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference by hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

The Department of CDB/ School of MCB seeks candidates with evidence or promise of an innovative and independent research program to study stem cell biology at the molecular, cellular, or organismal level. Topics may include but are not limited to Transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of stem cell potency and differentiation, RNA-mediated regulation of stem cell potency and differentiation, Organoid models of human development and organogenesis, Organoid models of human diseases, Regeneration and regenerative medicine. CDB/MCB is especially interested in candidates applying a combination of cutting-edge approaches to stem cells and/or organoid models to gain fundamental and mechanistic insights into stem cell biology, human development, or diseases. The approaches include but are not limited to the use of functional genomics, single-cell multi-omics, bioinformatics, bioengineering, proteomics, metabolomics and super-resolution imaging.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D., M.D or equivalent in the field of cell or developmental biology or a closely related field and have a track record of research creativity and productivity or potential for future independent research. The target starting date is August 16, 2023. Salary is commensurate with experience. Successful candidates will be in the Department of CDB within the School of MCB. The candidate will be expected to conduct independent research, participate in our undergraduate and Ph.D. programs, and teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The position offers excellent laboratory facilities, relocation and start-up funds, and opportunities to work with committed graduate students.

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus offers state-of-the-art research facilities and collaborative initiatives that include the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Cancer Center at Illinois, and the Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center. Investigators have access to cutting-edge research facilities including flow cytometry and sorting, next generation sequencing and single-cell genomics, multi-model biomedical imaging (super-resolution microscopy, cryoEM, in vitro and in vivo imaging), biological engineering, high-throughput computing, transgenic mice, proteomics, and metabolomics.

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 life:https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/11/15/exemplars-good-pre-tenure-practices. To find out more about the resources available at the university and Urbana-Champaign community please visit these sites:

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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, and statement of future research plans by October 30, 2022. We also ask applicants to include a statement detailing how their teaching, service and/or scholarship have contributed to the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will promote the University of Illinois' and the College of LAS' commitment to diversity.

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 or email: hr@mcb.illinois.edu  (Ms. Delynn Carter).

 The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.

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