The Position The 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 NIHNIGMS.
The Candidate The 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 Nebraska The 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 https://www.unl.edu/lincoln/about-lincoln.
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 https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
PhD in structural biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, or a related discipline.
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.
Job Type: Full-Time
Internal Number: 70515
About University of Nebraska - Lincoln
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.