Research Assistant Professor in Bioengineering

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Grainger College of Engineering

United States

Research Assistant Professor

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
Department of Bioengineering
The Grainger College of Engineering

The Department of Bioengineering (BIOE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) invites applications for a Research Assistant Professor position. The incumbent will carry out responsibilities related to research, teaching, and public service.  The duties associated with the position are to establish a vigorous and externally funded research program related to the development of point-of-care devices and global health technologies for the detection of biomarkers and pathogens with an emphasis on understanding sepsis, infectious diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases.  Research track faculty are expected to provide professional leadership within the Department of Bioengineering, other campus units, and the professional community.   

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

This position requires a Ph.D. in bioengineering or a related field.  The successful candidate must have expertise in biosensors, point-of-care detection, and the development of micro and nano devices. Competitive applicants will show the promise of making a substantial impact on bioengineering-related research topics as demonstrated by publications, invited talks, extramural funding, professional service contributions, and other recognized scholarly activities.

This is a nine-month, full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure track position. Responsibilities will include research, teaching, and service. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package. Preferred starting date is as soon as possible, but is negotiable.

In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 18, 2021.  Please create your candidate profile at and upload a cover letter, a detailed statement of research and teaching goals, curriculum vitae, a valid e-mail address, and contact information for three references.  All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. For information regarding application procedures, contact Amy Meharry (

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The Grainger College of Engineering
The Grainger College of Engineering: Research Assistant Professor - Bioengineering (140100)

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