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Postdoctoral Researchers 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has an open call for postdoctoral research fellows to help engineer photosynthesis for sustainable yield increases in both food and bioenergy crops under global change conditions. The IGB serves as a cross-disciplinary melting pot, enabling team scaling from bioengineering in silico and in vivo through physiological high-throughput phenotyping to field crop performance testing. 

Successful candidates will support several research efforts including:

Applicants must have obtained a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in the last 8 years in molecular biology, mathematical modeling of biological systems, plant physiology, crop sciences, or related fields. Commitment to make a difference and to work in a team is required. 

We are now accepting applications to fill at least seven vacancies but will consider adding positions to recruit more top talent to Illinois. Labs with openings include Donald R. Ort, Stephen P. Long, and Carl J. Bernacchi. Submit your CV, Research Statement, and three references to ROGUE Project Manager Yun Li at To be given full consideration, applications must be received by April 13, 2020

Illinois Summer Fellows

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Illinois Summer Fellows (ISF) program brings first and second-year students studying biological sciences at the University of Oxford to the University of Illinois to contribute to plant science research throughout the summer months, generally from the beginning of July through the third week of September. Fellows work alongside a postdoctoral researcher mentor to support larger research projects, like RIPE, that are working toward increasing food and bioenergy production. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020 ISF program. Applications for the 2021 ISF program will open by December 2020 and close in February 2021. Check back here for up-to-date information. 

If you are interested in joining a specific lab on the project, we encourage you to reach out to the lab's principal investigator directly to inquire about future openings. If you need help identifying a lab that aligns with your skills and interests, please contact us.