Asst. Professor - Lipid Metabolism and/or Lipid Signaling
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Internal Number: 74728
Requisition Number: F_210125
Description of Work:
The incumbent holds a tenure-track 9-month appointment (academic year) as assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and conducts a successful research and teaching program in the broad area of lipid metabolism and/or lipid-based signaling that advances current knowledge in areas of nutrition and risk factors, and the mechanisms underlying obesity and relevant human diseases.
In the research appointment the incumbent addresses important questions that build upon and expand current strengths of the Biochemistry Department, IANR and UNL, such as metabolic function and dysfunction, nutritional biochemistry, mitochondrial biology, obesity, immunometabolic responses, bioenergetics, and/or cell-cell and inter-organelle communication, working through complementary expertise and collaborations with colleagues in the Biochemistry Department, the Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases, and other research centers such as the Nebraska Center for Integrated Biomolecular Communication, Redox Biology Center, Virology Center, and the Center for Plant Science Innovation. Contributions to the teaching mission average 0.20 FTE, by providing expert knowledge of lipid metabolism, lipid signaling, and teaching in the core areas of biochemistry and the molecular life sciences, as well as recruiting, advising, and mentoring students. Specific teaching assignments may change according to program needs.
The incumbent publishes research findings in peer-reviewed journals in the life sciences; participates in scientific meetings and other professional activities; and accepts committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university levels.
Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Department of Biochemistry are committed to creating learning, research, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups.
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.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. or equivalent in biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, cell biology, physiology, microbiology, or molecular biology.
Two or more-years of postdoctoral experience.
A strong record of original research as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications.
Experience in grant writing, teaching in biochemistry or related fields, mentoring students, excellent communication skills, and ability to work collaboratively.
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.