Employment Opportunities

Postdoctoral

Dr. Edward Harris Lab

Dr. Edward Harris is offering a NIH-sponsored post-doctoral fellowship in the research area of how the Stabilin-1/-2 receptors bind, internalize, and traffic heparin and other glycosaminoglycan and similar polymers through the endolysosomal pathway in immortalized cell lines and in primary liver sinusoidal endothelial cells.    As a liver biochemist, you will also have the opportunity to work on the budding progressive NAFLD mouse model being developed in the lab.  The job includes research training in the following areas:

  • Cell biology of mammalian cells
  • Molecular biology – cloning, mutagenesis, cell line creation
  • Mouse and rat surgical procedures
  • RNA silencing, lncRNA, siRNA work
  • Scanning electron microscopy/Fluorescence microscopy through the UNL core facility

As a fellow, you will also have the opportunity to train in the following areas:

  • Oral presentations in local, national, and international meetings
  • Writing research papers on your own work
  • Writing fellowship grants
  • Mentoring graduate and undergraduate students
  • Collaborative projects with faculty members in the Depts of Chemistry, Biochemical Engineering at UNL, the Liver Unit at the VA, and the School of Pharmacy at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in the life sciences, preferably in the disciples of biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, or physiology.  The candidate should have at least one first-authored paper in a recognized high impact journal (examples:  J. of Biol. Chem., Biochemistry, Nature, PNAS, Mol. Biol. Cell., etc) from their PhD training.  The following skills are preferred but not required;

  • Molecular biology (cloning, mutagenesis)
  • Western blotting/protein detection
  • Protein purification
  • RNA/DNA purification/manipulation
  • Mammalian cell line maintenance

Preference will be given to candidates with no more than three years of postdoctoral research experience. The position offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The starting date is flexible but preferably sooner rather than later.

Dr. Oleh Khalimonchuk Lab

An NIH-funded postdoctoral researcher position is available in the laboratory of Dr.Oleh Khalimonchuk at the Department of Biochemistry/ Redox Biology Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The laboratory is located in the George W. Beadle Center and offers a supportive and collaborative world-class research environment as well as access to state-of-the-science proteomics, metabolomics, crystallography and imaging facilities.

Our international research team seeks to understand fundamental processes underpinning the key aspects of vital mitochondrial functions. We aim to determine how perturbations in mitochondrial protein quality control contribute to development and progression of aging-associated neurodegenerative diseases in humans. Current projects aim to gain detailed mechanistic and physiological insights into the impact of mitochondrial dysfunction due to failing protein quality control proteases on the onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and peripheral neuropathies. To address these questions, we utilize yeast, nematode and cultured human cells models and employ an array of methods including protein biochemistry, cell biology and “omics” approaches.

We are looking for highly motivated and talented individuals with a PhD degree, strong expertise and track record in protein biochemistry, molecular biology or cellular physiology. Preference will be given to candidates with no more then three years of postdoctoral research experience. The position offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The starting date is flexible but preferably not later than February 2016. Please submit a single pdf file including: 1) a cover letter summarizing your research interests; 2) curriculum vitae and 3) names and contacts of three references to okhalimonchuk2@unl.edu.

The University is located in a vibrant and safe city offering outstanding and affordable quality of life and numerous multi-cultural and entertainment benefits. To learn more about the Department, UNL and life in Lincoln, please refer to the Department’s webpage (http://biochem.unl.edu).

Dr. Jonathan Markham Lab

RESEARCH TECHNOLOGIST II
Biochemistry
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
The Department of Biochemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has an immediate opening for a Research Technologist II in the laboratory of Jonathan Markham. The position will collaborate with faculty and staff to implement methods in lipidomics that will be of value to ongoing research at UNL; establish and enact a pipeline for sample preparation, analysis and data management; prepare reports describing results from analysis and conclusions; generate data for publications and assist in preparation of manuscripts. View requisition S_170063 at http://employment.unl.edu for details and to apply. Criminal history background check will be conducted. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program. Applicant review begins March 17. UNL does not discriminate based upon any protected status. Please see http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Dr. Limei Zhang Lab

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is looking for a highly motivated scientist with a PhD degree in biochemistry, structural biology or a related field to join Prof. Limei Zhang’s research team at the Dept. of Biochemistry and the Redox Biology Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA (http://biochem.unl.edu). The research in the Zhang Laboratory focuses on structure-mechanism relationships of metalloproteins involved in redox homeostasis in bacterial pathogens. Multi-disciplinary approaches are used in the studies, including synchrotron-radiation-based X-ray diffraction, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, molecular biology and computational modeling.  Experience in protein biochemistry, a demonstrated track record in conducting high quality research and a passion for learning new techniques are required. Experience in structural biology (X-ray crystallography or nuclear magnetic resonance) and molecular biology are highly desirable. The position offers competitive salary and benefits package.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in a vibrant and safe city offering outstanding and affordable quality of life, and numerous multi-cultural and entertainment benefits. The Dept. of Biochemistry and the Redox Biology Center at UNL offers supportive and collaborative international environment as well as access to cutting edge proteomics, metabolomics, crystallography, and NMR facilities.

For more information about our research and the position, please contact Prof. Limei Zhang (Email: limei.zhang@unl.edu).

The University of Nebraska is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

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Postdoctoral Positions in Molecular Biology and Structural Biology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln NE, USA. Two postdoctoral research associate positions are immediately available
for highly motivated scientists in Prof. Limei Zhang’s group at the Dept. of Biochemistry and the Redox Biology Center, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, USA (http://biochem.unl.edu). The research in the Zhang Laboratory focuses on the structure-mechanism relationships of metalloproteins in the stress response and pathogenesis of Mycobacteria using non-pathogenic bacteria as models. Multi-disciplinary approaches are used in the studies, including synchrotron radiation-based X-ray
diffraction and spectroscopy, molecular biology and computational modeling. Applicants must have a recent PhD degree (or expected soon) and proven skills and experience in either molecular biology or structural biology. Candidates with excellent communication and collaborative skills are highly desirable. The position offers competitive salary and benefits package.


The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in a vibrant and safe city offering outstanding and affordable quality of life, and numerous multicultural and entertainment benefits. The Redox Biology Center is organized as a broad-based interdisciplinary and multi-institutional entity involving researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, and offers supportive and collaborative international environment as well as access to cutting edge proteomics, metabolomics, crystallography, and NMR facilities.

To apply for the position, please submit your curriculum vitae, the names and contacts of three references to limei.zhang@unl.edu.

The University of Nebraska is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.