Post-Doctoral Research Associate – Structural Biology or Molecular Biology

Location: United States
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Published: 4 days ago

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Description of Work

The Department of Biochemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) is seeking applications for a highly motivated and enthusiastic post-doctoral research associate. This 12-month (calendar year) postdoc researcher appointment will contribute to the integrated research land-grant mission of the home unit and IANR as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy.

Recognizing that diversity 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 diversity. Consistent with the University’s N2025 Strategic Plan, we see every person and every interaction as important to our collective well-being and our ability to deliver on our mission.

The postdoctoral research associate is expected to 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. The postdoc research associate will have the opportunity to learn comprehensive methods in preparation and characterization of metalloproteins in the Zhang group and first-hand training in cryo-EM in the collaborating research center supported by the NSF EPSCoR Research Fellowship.The apportionment is 100% research. This position will be located in Lincoln, Nebraska.

In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will be expected to accept reporting responsibilities and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university level.

As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants 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 https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, microbiology, or a related field.
  • Strong record of conducting high-quality research either in structural biology or molecular biology with prior experience in protein biochemistry.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in transcriptional regulation, biomolecular interaction, or structural biology (X-ray crystallography or cryo-EM).
Work Location (City, State) Lincoln, NE
Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required
Criminal History Background Check Required
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How to Apply
Click “Apply for this Job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:
  1. A letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job, anticipated contributions, and your experience working in diverse teams or groups and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters (2 page maximum). See https://ianr.unl.edu/tips-writing-about-commitment-to-deib for guidance in writing this statement.
  2. Your curriculum vitae.
  3. Contact information for three professional references.
For questions or accommodations related to this position contact
Marci Sturek
msturek2@unl.edu
Job Category
Job Category (old) Post Docs & Other Academic
Job Type 12 Month (Faculty Only)
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? Yes

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