Featured Exosome Job – Faculty Position in Extracellular Vesicles

The Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln invites applications for a research (75%), teaching (20%), and service (5%) tenure-track, academic year position at the level of Assistant Professor. The department seeks to add additional strength to its strategic priority areas in human health by hiring a highly motivated individual in the field of extracellular vesicles. We seek a scholar with a strong record in vesicle-related research and a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals. The incumbent will become a member of the NIH-funded Nebraska Center for Obesity Prevention (https://cehs.unl.edu/npod/), which offers excellent research support, facilities and a vibrant research environment. Areas of study must include extracellular vesicles, combined with at least one of the following: regulation of energy metabolism, vesicle modifications and engineering, microbiome, bioinformatics, and cell signaling as they relate to human health and wellness.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in biochemistry, biology, nutrition, or related field, and a minimum of two years of postdoctoral experience. Expertise in extracellular vesicles, publications in peer-reviewed journals, and mammalian models and molecular biology techniques is required.

Preferred qualifications include experience in teaching and mentoring in the field of metabolism, and research in metabolic disease, nutrition, kinesiology or obesity.

The Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln provides a vibrant research environment with approximately 900 undergraduate and 70 graduate students. Faculty in the department are supported by NIH, USDA/NIFA, foundations and industry. Lincoln is ranked among the 10 best cities for living in the United States, https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/lincoln-among-top-state-capital-cities-to-live-in/collection_074105f0-f61f-51be-9d48-9155952cb7e2.html#2.

How to Apply: To view details of the position and make application, go to http://employment.unl.edu  Search for position F_190229. Click on “Apply to this job.” Complete the application. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, 2-page research plan, 1-paae teaching and mentoring statement, and arrange to have reference letters sent to: abrown2@unl.edu.

Review of applications to begin on 01/6/2020 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. 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.


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