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Research Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago

Date Posted Oct. 19, 2021
Title Research Assistant Professor
University University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL, United States
Department Department of Biomedical Engineering
Application Deadline Nov. 3, 2021
Position Start Date Jan. 1, 2022
  • Research Professor
  • Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)

Research Assistant Professor position in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the microfluidics research area. This individual will perform theoretical and experimental investigations of microfluidic flows, with focus on cell isolation for cancer diagnostics and prognostics. These investigations will lead to improved methods for cancer diagnostics from blood, known as liquid biopsy, as an alternative to the traditional tissue biopsy approaches. In addition, we expect the holder of the position to provide hands-on training and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students, collaborate with internal and external research groups, conduct experiments in microfluidics and analyze results/data, and support writing and editing of grants and manuscripts. This individual will work alongside other researchers and supervise students through their own independent projects.

  • 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 o 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. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit

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  • Jessica Mejia
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    851 S. Morgan St. SEO 218
    Chicago, IL 60607
  • 312-996-2335


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