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Open Rank (Tenure Track) Faculty - Computational Biology

University of Illinois Chicago - Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Chicago, Illinois
The salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with experience.
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Biomedicine, Life Science
Job Type
Faculty Member, Principal Investigator, Professor
Employment - Hours
Full time


The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, College of Medicine, at the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC), is soliciting applications for an open rank tenure track faculty position in Computational Biology. We are seeking innovative and collaborative individuals who will develop independent computational biology research programs in areas related to computational biology such as (but not limited to): single cell transcriptomics, single cell epigenomics, spatial transcriptomics, multi-omic integration, metabolomics, proteomics, metagenomics, computational analysis of protein structure and dynamics, gene regulatory networks, functional genomics, systems biology, multi-scale modeling, synthetic biology and novel machine learning/deep learning based approaches in computational biology. The salary and start-up package will be highly competitive and commensurate with the level of excellence expected of successful applicants. Faculty are expected to acquire and maintain an active federal grant funding portfolio and engage in teaching within our graduate school and medical school.

The Department has implemented a robust faculty mentoring program. Mentoring committee members regularly meet junior faculty members to help them grow their independent research program, form new research collaborations, and provide constructive feedback on grant applications and the tenure process. The Department 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 research programs. These partnerships have allowed the department to nurture multi-disciplinary collaborations in several areas of research. Our faculty are also actively engaged in entrepreneurial efforts as manifested by the founding of biotech start-ups in Chicago’s burgeoning biotechnology ecosystem.

UIC offers an intellectually exciting, collegial, and supportive environment with several NIH-funded training grants to support predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees. The department participates in several PhD programs including the umbrella Graduate Education in Biomedical Sciences (GEMS) PhD program in the molecular and cellular life sciences, as well as PhD programs in Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering or Chemistry.

Collaboration and co-mentoring across different departments are hallmarks of the research community at the University. Together with Northwestern University and the University of Chicago, UIC is part of 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, its College of Medicine, and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics 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 city and cultural hub.

Additional information about our department can be found at

Duties and Responsibilities

1) Develop an innovative and impactful computational biology research program with national visibility

2) Maintain an active federal research grant portfolio

3) Mentor graduate students and postdoctoral trainees

4) Develop productive collaborations with research partners within the department, the University, and with colleagues outside of the university

5) Engage in the teaching of graduate students and medical students 


A PhD degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Systems Biology or in a related discipline and relevant experience with impactful first-author or corresponding author publications in computational biology, systems biology or bioinformatics.

Application Instructions

To apply, please visit: and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a description of your future research program including potential for collaboration with UIC faculty (no more than 3 pages), a plan to promote equity, inclusiveness and diversity, as well as names and contact information for three references. For fullest consideration, the application must be received by 04/26/2024 5PM CST. For questions related to the position or for any technical assistance, please contact Brooke Baizan at 


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.

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