The Department of Physics at the University of Illinois Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in experimental biological physics, to begin in August 2019, subject to budgetary approval. The department has a vibrant, collaborative group of faculty working in experimental and computational biological physics as well as soft condensed matter physics. We seek candidates with an ambitious research plan at the interface of molecular and cellular biophysics, who will complement the existing research programs within the department and take advantage of campus strengths in a wide range of biophysics research.
A successful candidate is expected to establish a highly visible and externally funded research program in experimental biological physics. Desired areas include but are not limited to the physics of living cells (such as single-molecule FRET or other imaging and spectroscopic approaches to probe dynamical interactions and phenomena in vivo), single-molecule biophysics, and complex systems such as membraneless organelles, chromatin, and active matter. The candidate must have a PhD in Physics or a related discipline and be able to teach physics at all levels.
UIC has research groups in biophysics located in several colleges, including Liberal Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, and Pharmacy. Faculty are supported by campus-wide core facilities, including the Center for Structural Biology (https://ctrstbio.org.uic.edu), the Research Resources Center (http://rrc.uic.edu), and high-performance computing clusters (https://acer.uic.edu). Strong collaboration in biophysics exists between UIC and the other major universities in the Chicago area, including the Open Access Initiative and the Chicago Biomedical Consortium. Excellent structural biology facilities are also available at the Advanced Photon Source within neighboring Argonne National Laboratory (http://www.anl.gov).
For full consideration, please submit an on-line application including the names and email addresses of at least 3 references, CV, publications list, and a concise statement of research and teaching interests at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=102313 by November 1, 2018.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse, pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.