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Postdoctoral

Postdoctoral Positions in Molecular Biology and Microbiology
at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA

 

One postdoctoral research associate position in molecular biology is immediately available in Prof. Limei Zhang‚Äôs 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 a unique family of regulation network involved in the stress response and antibiotic resistance in Mycobacteria. Multi-disciplinary approaches are used in the studies, including synchrotron radiation-based X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy, molecular biology and computational modeling. 

The successful candidates are expected to have the following requirements:

  • Have a recent PhD degree (or expected soon) in molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology or similar field with track record in conducting high quality research.
  • With documented expertise in advanced molecular biology and/or protein biochemistry. Skills in RT-qPCR, RNA-seq, ChIP-seq and/or characterization of regulatory network are highly desired.
  • With excellent communication and collaborative skills
  • With demonstrated mentoring experience of graduate and/or undergraduate students.

The position offers competitive salary and benefits package.

The university 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 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 a letter of interest with a short summary of past research experience; your curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references, including phone numbers and emails to limei.zhang@unl.edu.

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. 

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Postdoctoral Position at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Department of Biochemistry and Center for Plant Science Innovation
Lincoln, NE USA

The Glowacka Lab at the university (www.glowackalab.com) seeks an enthusiastic postdoctoral research associate to conduct research on improving chilling tolerance in C4 crops. The C4 plants include the most productive crops in the world, however they are also highly sensitive to low temperatures. Therefore, increasing chilling tolerance could enlarge area where C4 crops could be grown and extend their growing season. In consequence, the more chilling tolerant photosynthesis would give the opportunity to increase the crop yield and to help meet the world's needs for food and fuel. 

The advertised position will involve investigation of the natural variation of photosynthesis in chilling to identify new genetic sources and molecular mechanisms associated with chilling tolerance. The successful candidate will apply recent advances in photosynthesis research and crop bioengineering for study and improve crop chilling tolerance. The gained knowledge will be used to applied studies for improving tolerance to chilling in C4 crops like maize, and biocrop of sorghum and Miscanthus.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Prospective candidates need a PhD in plant biology, plant genetics, plant biotechnology or a closely related discipline. Demonstrated skills in one or more of the following areas of photosynthesis research are required: molecular biology and genetics, plant transformation, use of available bioinformatics resources and/or gas exchange.

The duties of this position require that the incumbent have a strong background in plant molecular biology, GWAS, QTL mapping and plant biochemistry/physiology and be broadly knowledgeable of photosynthesis. Good oral and written communication skills coupled with the ability to work independently and cooperatively are required.

PROPOSED START DATE: Start date as early as October 2018, but flexible.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPOINTMENT STATUS: 2 years, contingent on performance.  After a period of 2 years appointment depends on future funding. Own source of financial support highly desirable.

APPLICATION PROCESS: For more information about the position and to apply please contact Katarzyna Glowacka at kglowacka2@unl.edu. The application should contain a letter of application, resume/CV, and three professional references including phone number and e-mail address.

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.