Employment Opportunities

Faculty Position

 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR in BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN
DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

 

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to conducting world-class research in cell signaling and biophysical chemistry and has recently secured an $11.3 million Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) grant from the NIH to establish the Center for Integrated Biomolecular Communication (CIBC). Within the center, the university is seeking applicants for a nine-month (academic year) tenure-leading Assistant Professor faculty position (75% research and 25% teaching) in the Department of Biochemistry using biophysical approaches in membrane protein biology, redox and signaling biochemistry, or cellular bioenergetics to address fundamental questions related to the pathophysiology of disease (e.g., cancer, neurodegenerative disease, metabolic disease). Required qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent in biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, or molecular biology; expertise in biophysics; a minimum of two years of postdoctoral experience; and a strong record of original research as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications. Preferred qualifications include experience in supervising and mentoring students, evidence of grant writing and engagement in professional societies at the national level, excellent communication skills, teaching experience in biochemistry, ability to work cooperatively on multidisciplinary projects and working knowledge in intracellular signaling. The successful candidate will establish a high profile, nationally/internationally recognized and externally supported research and education program using biophysical approaches in membrane protein biology, redox and signaling biochemistry, or cellular bioenergetics. He/she will have opportunities to contribute to broader research teams in stress biology and healthy humans to advance the biomedical research profile of the university.  The incumbent will provide expertise to the teaching mission of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and in particular develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology and/or in complex disease.  It is expected that the incumbent will contribute to recruitment, retention and placement activities; incorporation of outcomes assessment; engagement in instructional improvement; and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate is expected publish research findings in peer-reviewed biochemistry and biophysical journals; participate in scientific meetings and other professional activities; and serve on department, college, and the university committees as appropriate.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers a highly collaborative environment to develop biomedical focused research programs with affiliated resources provided by the university Research Centers (Redox Biology, Biotechnology, Virology, Prevention of Obesity Diseases through Dietary Molecules), Computational Sciences Initiative, Nebraska Innovation Campus and University of Nebraska Medical Center.  the university research facilities support modern biophysical and biochemical methodologies, and enzyme structure/function, metabolic engineering, metabolomics, genomics, and computational approaches. A competitive start-up package and appropriate laboratory and office space will be offered.

A great and thriving place to live, Lincoln Nebraska is a bustling city of 310,000 with more than 125 parks, including Wilderness Park with miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails. The Lincoln Trails Network is consistently named as one of the top 10 great public spaces in the US. The city is also known for excellence in the fine arts that includes the Lied Center for the Performing Arts, Sheldon Museum of Art, Pinewood Bowl, Pinnacle Bank Arena and numerous small venues. Lincoln is ranked at the very top as the happiest and healthiest city in America and has a top 10 best downtown.

To learn more about the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Department of Biochemistry and the Center for Integrated Biomolecular Communication visit https://biochem.unl.edu and https://ncibc.unl.edu.  To view all of the requirements and to apply, go to https://employment.unl.edu, search for the requisition number F_170111, click on “Apply to the job,” attach a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, succinct statements of your research program and teaching interests (combine statements and attach as “Other Document”).  Applicants must arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to: Search Committee, Department of Biochemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, N200 Beadle Center, Lincoln, NE 68588-0664, USA or by e-mail to biochemistrysearch@unl.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 6, 2017 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.

 

Postdoctoral

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 Department of Biochemistry and the Redox Biology Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska USA (https://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 Department of Biochemistry and the Redox Biology Center at the university 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-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See https://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 Department of Biochemistry and the Redox Biology Center, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, USA (https://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-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.