Associate or Full Professors in Synthetic Biology in Cancer Immunotherapy #BSD023 | University of Chicago (UC) - Military Veterans
at Herc- Greater Chicago
The University of Chicago's Biological Sciences Division (BSD), the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCCCC) and the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) seek one or more senior faculty members in the field of synthetic biology. Appointees willwork at the interface of immunology, molecular biology, chemistry and bioengineering to develop approaches to engineer cellular, regulatory, and metabolic networks for cancer immunotherapy. Examples of areas of research interest include, but are not limited to, engineering of immune cells to produce anti-cancer agents, engineering immunological cellular ecosystems and tumor immune microenvironments in situ , genome-scale engineering, and engineering cells for therapeutic applications. Other duties will include teaching and supervision of students and trainees. The UCCCC and the PME bring together world renowned clinicians, scientists, and bioengineers who are focused on conquering cancer and related diseases. Appointeeswill have access to state-of-the-art core facilities and to outstanding colleagues and graduate students affiliated with numerous degree-granting programs within the BSD and the PME. Faculty in the BSD and the PME collaborate widely across their respective Departments, with other Divisions, Schools, and Institutes at the University of Chicago, and with researchers at the Argonne National laboratory and the Marine Biological Laboratory. Prior to the start of employment, qualified applicants must hold a doctoral degree or equivalent in a field related to biomedicine, cell or molecular biology, synthetic biology, bioengineering, or related discipline and qualify for appointment as a tenured professor in both a department in the BSD and in the PME. To be considered, those interested must apply through the University of Chicago's Academic Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications: http://apply.interfolio.com/99526 . Applicants must upload a cover letter that can include experience within a multi-disciplinary academic environment, CV including bibliography, contact information for three references, and a research statement that outlines research goals and highlights up to three published or unpublished research papers. Review of complete applications will continue until the positions arefilled. For instructions on the Interfolio application process, please visit http://tiny.cc/InterfolioHelp . All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints; with cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression; and with welcoming and supporting all their members. We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.The University's Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity . The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination . Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with their request.
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