Post-Doctoral Research Associate

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska
Apr 15, 2021
Apr 19, 2021
Organization Type
*Working Title:*Post-Doctoral Research Associate*Department:*Biochemistry-0831*Requisition Number:*F_200137*Posting Open Date:*10/28/2020*Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date):*03/15/2021*Open Until Filled:*Yes*Description of Work:*The PositionThe Vecchio Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) has an opportunity for a Postdoctoral Researcher to make inroads in clarifying the structural and functional biology of human membrane proteins involved in epithelial cell/cell adhesion and intercellular transport. Our lab employs techniques that span bioinformatics, biochemistry, biophysics, and structural biology-including X-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), and small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS)-to obtain new insights and clear answers to fundamental biological questions in the field. Other activities of the position include assisting with lab organization and operation, student and other personnel training, and grant proposal development and writing, including post-doc fellowships. The start date for the position is approximately January 1, 2021, with secure funding through a 5-year MIRA grant from the NIH NIGMS.The CandidateThe candidate must have a Ph.D. in structural biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, or a related discipline. The ideal candidate will have expertise in structural biology and membrane protein preparation and handling. Such a candidate will be enabled to make immediate and impactful contributions to the lab and field. We are looking for an enthusiastic scientist and natural investigator, a dependable leader who is driven by inquisitiveness and demonstrates excellence in research by being detail oriented; producing thorough, accurate data; and using sound analytical judgement. The candidate should possess effective written, verbal, and listening skills; and will be joining a multidisciplinary group with established collaborators that will enable them to excel in a highly diverse environment.About UNL, Lincoln, and NebraskaThe lab makes its home in the Department of Biochemistry on the UNL City Campus. UNL is a Carnegie designated R1 Research University (very high), the flagship of the NU system with 26,000+ students, and a member of the Big10 Academic Alliance. Nebraska ranks #9 in The Best States Ranking (US News and World Report) and #17 in America's Best States to Live In (MSN). Lincoln is Nebraska's capital, the 2nd most populated NE city and the 70th most populated in the US (320,000 people). Lincoln offers a low cost of living; low unemployment, crime, and poverty rates; great public schools, housing affordability, and bike infrastructure; high quality of life; and wide-open spaces. It's a fantastic place to own a home, go for a bike ride, and maintain a work-life balance. And oh, the sunsets!☀ Find more information about Lincoln at 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*Minimum Required Qualifications:*PhD in structural biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, or a related discipline.*Preferred Qualifications:*Expertise in structural biology and membrane protein preparation and handling.Detail oriented, producing thorough accurate data, and using sound analytical judgement.Effective written, verbal, and listening skills.*Criminal History Background Check Required:*No*How to Apply:*Click "Apply to this Job" and complete the information form. Attach a curriculum vitae; contact information for three references; and a cover letter addressing: 1) reason for applying, 2) past and current research experience, 3) future research/science/career ambitions (non-academic welcome), and 4) training and mentoring expectations.*For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:*Stephanie*Job Category (old):*Faculty Non-Tenure Leading*Job Type:*Full-Time*Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding?:*Yes