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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. Other labs with openings include Donald R. Ort 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

Graduate Students

Dr. Long is not accepting graduate students currently.

Undergraduate Students

The Long Lab is currently accepting undergraduate research applications. Please contact a lab member who you are interested in working with or email the team. You can gain research experience through coursework in the School of Integrative Biology (IB 390, IB 490, PBIO 599, BIOL 599) or the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB 290, 492). You can also join the Environmental Fellows Program Capstone ProjectUndergraduate Mentoring in Environmental Biology (UMEB) program, or the TRIO McNair Scholars Program

Illinois Summer Fellows

Each year, we accept applications for students from the University of Oxford who are interested in living in Illinois and working alongside our top-notch team over the summer. Learn more about the Illinois Summer Fellowship. For more information, contact Josh Capili