Job Opportunities in ABE

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Below are current position listings open in the Department of ABE. To view the full description and submit an application, please visit: jobs.illinois.edu.
The University is an AA-EOE.

Business Development Manager

Position Summary

This is a full-time academic professional position.

Identify public and private partners to cultivate joint research/development and education projects with faculty and staff associated with the Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL) to ensure successful IBRL initiatives.

 Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Foster and manage industry, government and other potential stakeholders to advance bioprocessing technology.
  • Utilize networking capabilities to establish mutually beneficial bioprocessing research and education related relationships.
  • Develop and grow a marketing/PR program to promote the IBRL and advance its research and education initiatives.
  • Develop and advance relationships with faculty, industry and organizations to secure funding commitments in support of IBRL projects.
  • Market IBRL research outcomes to industry in order to advance the adaptation and commercialization of bioprocessing advances to the business marketplace.
  • Establish relationships with other research and education entities (universities, public/private organizations) by marketing to attract partners with an interest in promoting joint research and educational programs within IBRL.
  • Establish, track and fulfill contractual agreements from funding agencies
  • Identify grant/funding opportunities, engage with faculty and industry partners on all aspects of proposal requirements, submissions and follow-up, paying close attention to required industry cost-share.
  • Provide stewardship with the sponsors of funded projects with IBRL to enhance established relationships by providing current, updated IBRL activities including staying abreast of upcoming and current activities in IBRL and informing the appropriate clients.
  • Schedule/facilitate research progress via management of space, including the assignment of lab and office space.
  • Coordinate and manage Professional Science Master’s degree recruitment, internship/employment opportunities, and networking opportunities for Bioprocessing and Bioenergy students.
  • Provide targeted academic advising to PSM Bioprocessing and Bioenergy students.
  • Plan, budget for, produce and oversee distribution of a variety of communications vehicles including but not limited to: press release, brochures, online public information materials for a variety of audiences.
  • Serve as primary liaison to other University marketing, news and communications units
  • Maintain and manage the IBRL website including: Design and develop content, regularly update and enhance.
  • Attend IBRL related events and present IBRL promotional material.
  • Work with external and internal advisory board of IBRL.

 

Education and Experience

Education:

Required: BS in Sciences, Engineering or Business/Economics related discipline

Preferred: MS in Sciences, Engineering or Business/Economics related discipline

Experience:

Required: At least two years of academic or industrial experience related to education or industry research initiatives.  Excellent communication skills, attention to detail and follow-up. Ability to deal with a diverse population including University faculty, administrators, and representatives of industrial partners. Familiarity with a university system, and experience in grant writing, report writing, and preparation of presentation materials.

Preferred:  Previous administrative and research experience in an engineering or science field. Record of working with industry and government organizations.

Salary and Benefits

Starting salary will be commensurate with experience.

Anticipated Starting Date

7/16/17 (no later than 8/16/17)

For further information, contact Jamie Price via e-mail (emberton@illinois.edu).

To view the full description and submit an application, please visit: jobs.illinois.edu.

 

Android/Linux Software development assistant

Position Summary

This position is for a part-time student research assistant and is open to both graduate and undergraduate students.

The Distributed Autonomous Systems laboratory at UIUC is looking for individuals who are highly skilled in C++ as it relates to designing and implementing complex software architecture for Android and Linux platforms. Experience developing with the Android SDK and NDK is desired, along with a solid understanding of build tools and procedures, including the Android NDK build system, Android Studio with Gradle, qmake, and make. The successful candidates will have an opportunity to work on several high-profile projects involving Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS or drones) of all kinds and types, and will be responsible for designing and implementing various software features for onboard operation on UAS autopilots. Interested and capable candidates are encouraged also to pursue fundamental research in systems, controls, machine learning, signal processing, and autonomy as applied to UAS or autonomous ground/off-road vehicles.

Desired Skills

  1. Experience in developing with Android SDK and NDK
  2. Experience in developing multithreaded C++ applications for Android and Linux
  3. Bonus skill: Experience in working with the Robot Operating System
  4. Bonus skill: Coursework in systems, control, machine learning, machine vision, or signal processing theory
  5. Bonus skill: Experience with OpenCV

Salary and Benefits

Starting salary/stipend and position will be commensurate with experience.

Anticipated Starting Date

8/16/2016 (open until filled)

Interested qualified applicants should immediately contact:

Dr. Girish Chowdhary
376B Ag Engineering Sciences Building
1304 W Pennsylvania Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
girishc@illinois.edu

Unmanned Aircraft System operator

Position Summary

This position is for an hourly student research assistant and is open to both graduate and undergraduate students.

The Distributed Autonomous Systems laboratory at UIUC is looking to hire individuals who are highly skilled in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS or Drone) operation, integration, and maintenance. The successful candidates will have an opportunity to work on several high-profile projects involving UAS of all kinds and types, and will be responsible for flying and maintaining these vehicles. Interested and capable candidates are encouraged also to pursue fundamental research in UAS design, aircraft Guidance Navigation and Control, signal processing, and autonomy as applied to UAS or autonomous ground/off-road vehicles.

Desired Skills

  1. Five years or more experience in flying RC aircraft, including fixed wing, rotorcraft, and multi-rotor
  2. Competition experience preferred
  3. Demonstrated skill in integration of RC aircraft
  4. 3D printing, prototyping, and hobby aircraft construction
  5. Bonus skill: Software development C, C++, Python, or other languages
  6. Bonus skill: Electronics and hardware integration
  7. Bonus skill: Coursework in systems, control, machine learning, machine vision, or signal processing theory

Note: Candidate needs to be capable of obtaining an FAA Remote Pilot Airman Certificate

Salary and Benefits

Starting salary/stipend and position will be commensurate with experience.

Anticipated Starting Date

8/16/2016 (open until filled)

Interested qualified applicants should immediately contact:

Dr. Girish Chowdhary
376B Ag Engineering Sciences Building
1304 W Pennsylvania Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
girishc@illinois.edu

Electronics and Hardware Integration Assistant for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Position Summary

This position is for a part-time student research assistant and is open to both graduate and undergraduate students. Full-time and hourly applicants will be considered for the summer term

The Distributed Autonomous Systems laboratory at UIUC is looking for individuals who are highly skilled in electronics hardware integration, board design, and software design. The successful candidates will have an opportunity to work on several high-profile projects involving Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS or drones) of all kinds and types, and will be responsible for putting together the avionics systems on these drones, working with the autopilot systems, and developing software for interfacing sensors and actuators with the UAS autopilot system. Interested and capable candidates are encouraged also to pursue fundamental research in systems, controls, signal processing, and autonomy as applied to UAS or autonomous ground/off-road vehicles.

Desired Skills

  1. Hardware integration experience: Soldering, populating boards, integrating sensors on boards
  2. Experience in working with board design software: Eagle, Altium, LP Board etc.
  3. Experience in developing C++, C, and/or Python software, including developing drivers for sensing and actuation hardware
  4. Experience with 3D printing, or prototyping
  5. Bonus skill: Experience in working with the Robot Operating System
  6. Bonus skill: Coursework in systems, control, signal processing theory
  7. Bonus skill: RC aircraft flying experience

Salary and Benefits

Starting salary/stipend and position will be commensurate with experience

Anticipated Starting Date

8/16/2016 (open until filled)

Interested qualified applicants should immediately contact:

Dr. Girish Chowdhary
376B Ag Engineering Sciences Building
1304 W Pennsylvania Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
girishc@illinois.edu

Machine vision software developer

Position Summary

This position is for a part-time student research assistant and is open to both graduate and undergraduate students.

The Distributed Autonomous Systems laboratory at UIUC is looking for individuals who are highly skilled in developing machine vision software. Including, stitching, object detection and recognition, thresholding, pixel counting, image segmentation, edge detection, color classification, and pattern recognition. The successful candidates will have an opportunity to work on several high-profile projects involving Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS or drones) of all kinds and types, and will be responsible for developing machine vision software for onboard operation on UAS autopilots. Interested and capable candidates are encouraged also to pursue fundamental research in systems, controls, machine learning, signal processing, and autonomy as applied to UAS or autonomous ground/off-road vehicles.

Desired Skills

  1. Experience in developing machine vision software
  2. Experience in developing C++, C, and/or Python software
  3. Bonus skill: Experience in working with the Robot Operating System
  4. Bonus skill: Coursework in systems, control, machine learning, machine vision, or signal processing theory
  5. Bonus skill: Experience with OpenCV

Salary and Benefits

Starting salary/stipend and position will be commensurate with experience.

Anticipated Starting Date

8/16/2016 (open until filled)

Interested qualified applicants should immediately contact:

Dr. Girish Chowdhary
376B Ag Engineering Sciences Building
1304 W Pennsylvania Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
girishc@illinois.edu