William J. Rutter Endowed Chair in Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry
School of Molecular and Cellular Biology
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 target starting date is August 16, 2017. Successful candidates must conduct independent research, perform academic duties associated with our BS and PhD programs, 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: RNA biochemistry, membrane protein structure and function, drug target development and contemporary structural biochemistry. The successful candidate would also provide synergy with major campus research thrusts, particularly in cancer, neurobiology, stem cell and developmental biology, reproductive biology, immunology, cardiovascular biology, nutritional biochemistry, antibiotic development, or infectious disease. 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 by November 30, 2016. After a review of the research record, the search committee may then contact the applicant about soliciting letters of reference. Although early applications are appreciated and 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.
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).