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Open Rank (Tenure Track) Faculty- Computational Biology and Genomics

Employer
College of Medicine- Basic Sciences
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Salary
compensation commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 16, 2022

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Computational Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Faculty
Organization Type
Academia
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The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, College of Medicine, at the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC), is undergoing a major expansion to strengthen the computational biology and genomics research program in the department with the plan to recruit several outstanding candidates for tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level.  We are seeking innovative and collaborative individuals who will develop independent computational biology research programs in areas related to genomics, big data analysis and network biology. Candidates in all areas of computational biology are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will have ample opportunities to be actively engaged and collaborate with faculty within the department as well as across departments who are working in the areas of genomics and computational biology. The salary and start-up package will be highly competitive and commensurate with the level of excellence expected of successful applicants. The generous start-up package will also allow individuals to develop or expand wet bench research programs that interface with their innovative computational research.  

 

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, has a wide range of federally funded research programs that study biological processes and diseases including development, cellular metabolism, genetics, epigenetics, stem cell biology, tissue regeneration, cancer biology, inflammation and immunology, bacterial and viral infection, cardiovascular disease and neurobiology. We have also implemented a junior faculty mentoring program in which Assistant Professors are advised by established investigators. Members of each mentoring committee regularly meet junior faculty members to help them grow their independent research program, form new research collaborations, provide constructive feedback on grant applications and overall guidance during the tenure process. The Department also partners with multi-departmental centers such as the Cancer Center, the Center for Cardiovascular Research or the Center for Bioinformatics and Quantitative Biology as well as clinical departments with strong clinical research programs to promote multi-disciplinary collaborations.  

 

UIC offers an intellectually exciting, collegial and supportive environment with several NIH-funded training grants to support predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees. One of the hallmarks of our university is the ease with which our institution facilitates collaboration and co-mentoring across different departments. Together with Northwestern University and the University of Chicago, UIC participates in the Chicago Biomedical Consortium which provides cross-institutional access to state of art Core facilities at each of the three partner institutions. UIC is a public tier 1 research institution, one of the top 10 universities in the United States in terms of promoting social mobility, and a federally designated minority serving institution. UIC, the College of Medicine, and the department are deeply committed to enhancing faculty diversity. The College of Medicine is part of the University of Illinois campus situated in Chicago, a uniquely cosmopolitan and global city.  

Additional information about our department can be found at https://bcmg.com.uic.edu/. 

To apply, please visit: https://uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/966?c=uic and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a description of your future research program (no more than 3 pages), a plan to promote equity, inclusiveness and diversity (1 page), as well as the names and contact information for three references. For fullest consideration, the application must be received by 11/15/22. For questions related to the position or for any technical assistance, please contact Rekha Pandya (rbpandya@uic.edu). 

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. 

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899 

University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This employment offer is contingent on your timely submission of proof of your vaccination. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes 

 

 

 

 

 

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