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Assistant Professor - Molecular Basis of Diseases
University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Date Posted Sep. 11, 2023
Title Assistant Professor - Molecular Basis of Diseases
University University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Lincoln, NE, United States
Department Biochemistry
Application Deadline Nov. 1, 2023
Position Start Date Aug. 12, 2024
  • Assistant Professor
  • Chemistry - Biochemistry
    Biomedical Sciences
    Biology - Molecular
    Biology - Biochemistry

The Department of Biochemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) invites applications for a tenure-track nine-month appointment (academic year) faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position is part of a strategic growth plan by the Nebraska Center for Integrated Biomolecular Communication (CIBC), which is an NIH-funded Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) at UNL.  

Applicants who will develop a vigorous, internationally recognized research program that addresses molecular mechanisms of human disease are sought. Areas of research are broadly defined and may include cell signaling and gene regulation, cellular biochemistry, enzymology, macromolecular structure and function, and redox biochemistry. Current faculty in the Department of Biochemistry have research interests in molecular mechanisms of disease, metabolism and metabolic engineering, redox and mitochondrial biology, cellular biochemistry, virology, structure-function of proteins, plant biochemistry, microbiology, and computational and systems biochemistry. The Department provides advanced training in biochemistry through an interdisciplinary Ph.D. graduate program and an NIH-funded pre-doctoral training program in molecular mechanisms of disease. 
A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry, or an allied field is required. Two or more years of postdoctoral experience and a strong record of original research as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications are also required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in national-level grant writing; teaching in biochemistry or related fields and mentoring students; excellent communication skills; expertise in biochemistry and molecular research; and a high potential for collaborative research. 

 The successful candidate will establish an externally supported, internationally recognized research program in the broad area of molecular mechanisms of disease. The incumbent will also provide expertise to the educational mission of the Department of Biochemistry and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources by contributing to teaching undergraduate and graduate biochemistry courses. 
UNL is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and offers a highly collaborative environment to develop biomedically-focused research programs with affiliated resources provided by the University Research Centers (Center for Integrated Biomolecular Communication, Redox Biology Center, Center for the Prevention of Obesity and Disease, and Center for Virology). Other resources include the NIH-funded Molecular Mechanisms of Disease graduate training program, the Center for Plant Science Innovation, the Holland Computing Center, the Quantitative Life Sciences Initiative, Nebraska Innovation Campus, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The University Research Centers support cutting-edge biophysical, biochemical, and structural biology approaches, including regular access to the new cryo-EM facility in the Nebraska Center for Biotechnology. State-of-the-art research facilities also support multi-omics, bioinformatics, supercomputing, advanced imaging, and metabolic engineering. A highly competitive start-up package and appropriate laboratory and office space will be offered. 
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 theUniversity’s N2025 Strategic Plan, every person and every interaction are treated as important to our collective well-being and our ability to deliver on our mission.

To learn more about the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Department of Biochemistry, and the Nebraska Center for Integrated Biomolecular Communication, visit and 
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. To view full details and to apply, go to, requisition F_220229. Click “Apply for this Job” and complete the information form. Attach: 1) a letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job and anticipated contributions, 2) Curriculum Vitae that includes names and contact information for three references, 3) a succinct statement of your planned research program (three-page maximum), 4) statement of philosophy and approach to teaching (one-page maximum), and 5) a statement describing your experience working in diverse teams or groupsand your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters (two-page maximum). See for guidance in writing this statement. Please combine the statements (items 3, 4, and 5) into a single document for upload. 

  • 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 


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  • Jody Mackin
    Human Resources
    University of Nebraska, Lincoln
    Lincoln, NE


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