Employment Opportunities


 *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *

Postdoctoral Position at the Department of Biochemistry and Redox Biology Center
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln NE, USA (posted 5/27/2021)

A postdoctoral research associate position with competitive salary and benefit is available in Dr. Limei Zhang’s group for highly motivated candidates who are interested in redox biology, infectious disease and/or structural biology. The Zhang Group applies a suite of interdisciplinary tools to investigate the structure-mechanism relationships of metalloproteins in redox reaction, stress response and antibiotic resistance, with the support of two major federal grants. For more information about the Zhang Group, please visit the website: https://biochem.unl.edu/limei-zhang

Job Responsibility: We seek a postdoc to investigate the roles and underlying mechanisms of bioactive molecules in metallocluster homeostasis and stress response. The duties of the postdoctoral fellow include independently design and conduct high-quality research experiments for the assigned project under the supervisor’s guidance; analyze data and draft manuscripts for publication; take roles in the lab maintenance with other group members; and assist the supervisor to mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

Qualifications: The Required qualifications include a recent Ph.D. degree (or expected soon) in biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, or a related field; a strong record in conducting high-quality research. Completion of Ph.D. is required prior to start of work. Preferred qualifications include expertise in advanced molecular biology (e.g. ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, or gene manipulation in bacteria) and microbiology, protein biochemistry and analytical biochemistry. Experience in transcriptional regulation or extraction of bioactive molecules is highly appreciated. A successful candidate is also expected to have good communication skills, work cooperatively on multidisciplinary projects, and have mentoring experience.

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 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.

Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and the Department of Biochemistry are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups.

How to apply: To view details of the position and create an application, go to https://employment.unl.edu. Search for position F_210032. Click on “Apply to this job”. Complete the information form. Attach 1) a letter of interest with a short summary of past research experience; 2) your curriculum vitae; 3) list of references. Send contact information for three professional references, including phone numbers and emails to limei.zhang@unl.edu. Review of applications to begin on June 28, 2021, and continue until the position is filled, or the search is closed.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination

 *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *

Postdoctoral Researcher - Mitochondrial Biochemistry

We are looking to hire a motivated postdoctoral researcher with a background and track record in protein biochemistry, and membrane protein expression/purification to join Dr. Oleh Khalimonchuk lab in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The successful candidate will work on a collaborative NIH-funded project including both the mechanistic and functional studies to deepen understanding of the function of two mitochondrial quality control factors of biomedical relevance. This work will help us better understand how failing mitochondrial protein homeostasis contributes to aging-related degenerative disorders such as ALS, parkinsonism, and Alzheimer’s disease. The Khalimonchuk lab is located in the George W. Beadle Center and offers a vigorous and supportive research environment and access to state-of-the-art proteomics, metabolomics, crystallography and advanced imaging facilities.

More information about the lab can be found at https://biochem.unl.edu/khalimonchuk-lab-page#home

The position is effective immediately and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

The University is located in a vibrant and safe city offering outstanding and affordable quality of life as well as numerous multi-cultural and entertainment benefits. Lincoln has been repeatedly named one of the best places to live and work in the United States.



Interested? Please send a brief statement specifying why you are interested in this position, a
CV along with any manuscripts or preprints reflecting your previous work to okhalimonchuk2@unl.edu. Please also arrange to have three references to provide their recommendations to the email address listed above.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination

 *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *