William J. Rutter Endowed Chair in Biochemistry
The Department of Biochemistry (http://mcb.illinois.edu/departments/biochemistry) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks outstanding applicants for an endowed, tenured position at the rank of Professor. Candidates must hold a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree, and have a strong international reputation in an area of biochemistry. The starting date is open to negotiation, preferably before August 16, 2019. Successful candidates must conduct independent research, perform academic service duties and have the ability to teach effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. This position offers excellent laboratory facilities, relocation start-up funds, and the opportunity to work with outstanding colleagues and graduate students.
The Department seeks to strengthen its efforts in diverse areas including, but not limited to: biochemistry, biophysics, membrane protein structure and function, nucleic acid biochemistry and contemporary structural biochemistry. The successful candidate would also provide synergy with major campus research thrusts, particularly in cancer, neurobiology, immunology, cardiovascular biology, mechanistic biochemistry, imaging, RNA biology and plant biology. The Urbana-Champaign campus offers a wide range of state-of-the-art research support facilities that include the Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center, the W. M. Keck Center for Comparative and Functional Genomics, as well as facilities for X-ray crystallography, NMR, EPR, proteomics, metabolomics, high-throughput screening, immunology, flow cytometry, microscopy, and transgenic mice. The campus has strong programs in biophysics, bioengineering and chemistry, and superb computational resources are available at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and the NIH Resource for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics. The University of Illinois is a partner in the Life Sciences Collaborative Access team (LS-CAT) at nearby Argonne National Labs providing ready access to the synchrotron.
Urbana-Champaign offers the residential advantages of a thriving micro-urban university city, excellent cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life as reflected by its ranking as one of 10 Great Neighborhoods in America by the American Planning Association: http://www.planning.org/greatplaces/neighborhoods/2007/westurbana.htm
To ensure full consideration, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your application cover letter, curriculum vitae, a concise summary of past research accomplishments, a statement of future research plans, and the contact information for three professional references. The official application closing date is January 1, 2019 and early applications are appreciated. Interviews may be conducted before the closing date, no hire will be made until after the closing date. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Questions can be addressed to the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, (217) 244-8116.
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