Job Openings

The Molecule Maker Lab Institute is always looking for energetic, highly-skilled team members. Check out this page for the latest position openings. Questions about job openings can be directed to moleculemaker@illinois.edu. 


Postdoctoral Researcher (UIUC) 

The Molecule Maker Lab Institute seeks a postdoctoral research associate to lead the development of AlphaSynthesis, an AI-driven synthesis planning tool that operates in the forward and reverse modes and integrates chemical and biological catalysts. This position will collaborate with multiple research groups in chemistry, chemical engineering, and computer science across the Institute. A successful applicant may have a background in chemistry, chemical engineering, and computer science. We particularly encourage applicants with expertise in algorithm development, ML methods, ML-driven optimization, AI-driven synthesis planning, and/or database development. Applications from women and under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged and will be given high consideration.

Applications should include a CV (including the names of at least two references) and a letter of past and future research interests. Please submit your application to moleculemaker@illinois.edu by August 8, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.


Postdoctoral Researcher (Penn State University)

This position is at the interface of optimization algorithms, machine-learning ML, metabolic modeling and protein design. A background in chemical engineering, computational biology, optimization algorithms/machine-learning, microbial metabolism, biophysics or biochemistry is preferred. Ideal start date is as soon as possible