The Meat Biochemist contributes to the integrated (extension, research, and teaching) land-grant mission of the Department of Animal Science and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR), as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy.
The Meat Biochemist uses proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics, and/or transcriptomics to investigate meat at a molecular level to define biological mechanisms impacting the quality and/or nutritional value of meat. The Meat Biochemist contributes to systems-wide beef research to help connect the impacts of genetics, environment, management, and societal considerations on quality and nutritional value of beef products as part of the Nebraska Integrated Beef Systems Hub. Graduate student training is an integral part of the duties and engaging undergraduate students in research is strongly encouraged. As appropriate to the appointment, the incumbent has a high-impact, nationally and internationally recognized research and teaching program in Animal Science; seeks and establishes effective disciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations which could include effective integration with faculty in Meat Science, Animal Science, Biochemistry, Food Science and Technology, Biological Systems Engineering, Nutrition and Health Sciences and/or other scientists within the Stress Biology and Healthy Humans communities. Collaborations throughout the University of Nebraska system, including the UN Medical Center, and with external partners are also encouraged. The Meat Biochemist connects with stakeholders, agency, and/or industry partners to strengthen research and/or educational programming; effectively obtains and leverages external and internal support (grants, fee revenue, etc.) for research and teaching activities; publishes in high-quality, high-impact peer-reviewed journals; and participates in scientific meetings and other relevant professional activities.
The incumbent instructs graduate and/or undergraduate courses in the Department of Animal Science or other related departments commensurate with their teaching appointment. The Meat Biochemist teaches ASCI 917- Advanced Meat Science and graduate or undergraduate courses related to area of expertise that complements the needs of the department. Specific course assignments may be changed over time based on Animal Science departmental need.
In addition to the above-described duties, the individual accepts committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university level.
Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Animal Science are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of qualified individuals from underrepresented groups including racial and ethnic minorities, women, sexual minorities, persons living with disabilities, and veterans.
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. in Meat Science, Animal Science, Food Science, Biochemistry, or relevant field of study.
Research experience in meat science and experience with complex biochemical techniques such as proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics, and/or transcriptomics to meat and/or animals.
Capability to teach related courses at the graduate and undergraduate level.
Extensive ability to engage in collaborative research.
Experience writing competitive federal grants.
Experience and demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching .
Experience in course design, development, and management at the graduate and undergraduate level.
Excellent oral and written communication skills with emphasis on communication with a variety of stakeholders.
Evidence of work with diverse or underrepresented communities or groups.
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.