A postdoctoral position is available in the department of Plant Biology at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in the lab of Amy Marshall-Colon. We are seeking a highly motivated postdoc to work on a DOE-funded project aimed at designing feedstocks for biofuels and bioproducts using the “Plants as Factories” concept. This project takes a systems biology approach to integrate information from feedstock genomes with gene expression, protein, and metabolite data to build interactomes. Network comparisons will identify key genetic targets for engineering. This project is part of the larger Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI) project recently awarded to UIUC (https://www.igb.illinois.edu/taxonomy/term/617). Postdocs will work closely with Dr. Marshall-Colon and other members of the CABBI team to receive cross-disciplinary training in metabolomics, transcriptomics, genomics, and network modeling.
The duties of the project postdoc will focus on computational biology including bioinformatic and statistical analyses, developing new network modeling approaches, and writing manuscripts. Expertise in some or all of the following areas is desired: Bioinformatics, Statistical modeling, Genomics, Metabolomics, Protein-Protein interactions, and/or network modeling.
Strong candidates will also possess the following attributes: - A strong publication record from their PhD (papers published, in press, or submitted). - Creativity, independence, and the desire to learn new things. - Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
All candidates must have received a Ph.D. in a relevant field within the past five years. The position is available for 4 years; however, annual renewal is dependent on funding and progress made by the individual. This position includes a competitive salary and full benefits. Application review will begin December 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Start date is flexible, but ideally January 2018. All materials should be submitted to the PI for consideration. Applications should include a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references. Please put “postdoc application” in the subject line of your email.
Any offer for this position is contingent upon your successful completion of a criminal background check process in accordance with the University of Illinois Background Check Policy. Once an offer has been made and accepted, as part of the hiring process, you will receive an email from UniversityofIllinoisHR@geninfo.com. The background check process will not begin until you provide authorization by responding to the email from UniversityofIllinoisHR@geninfo.com. Please respond promptly to this request. The Urbana campus Guidelines for Implementation of the Background Check policy and a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) at http://www.ahr.illinois.edu/background/background.html.
Contact the PI regarding the position or application process. For further information about the Marshall-Colon lab, or the Plant Biology department at the University of Illinois, visit the faculty page at: http://www.life.illinois.edu/plantbio/faculty.htm
Amy Marshall-Colon Department of Plant Biology University of Illinois firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTES: Additional Salary Information: As of November 16, 2016, all Postdoctoral Research Associates at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are appointed at 100% FTE and have a salary at or above the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) minimum salary threshold of $47,476, plus benefits.
About University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is ranked the 10th best public university in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, and the 36th best university in the world according to Times Higher Education. UIUC has 45,000 students (33,500 undergrad and 11,500 grad students) with an 18:1 student-to-faculty ratio. We are an R1 research university with world-class facilities, including the Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB). The Plant Biology Department is home to some of the world's most highly cited researchers and is currently ranked #3 among US Plant Biology departments by Academic Analytics. We offer competitive post-doctoral salaries and benefits
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is ranked the 10th best public university in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, and the 36th best university in the world according to Times Higher Education. UIUC has 45,000 students (33,500 undergrad and 11,500 grad students) with an 18:1 student-to-faculty ratio. We are an R1 research university with world-class facilities, including the Instit...ute for Genomic Biology (IGB). The Plant Biology Department is home to some of the world's most highly cited researchers and is currently ranked #3 among US Plant Biology departments by Academic Analytics. We offer competitive post-doctoral salaries and benefits.