Featured Exosome Job – Nutrition and Health Sciences

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is hiring a senior research associate with expertise in extracellular vesicles in the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences. The incumbent will conduct research and supervise graduate students and postdoctoral associates in the laboratory of Dr. Janos Zempleni, a global leader in the field of dietary vesicles and their RNA cargos. The laboratory is embedded in an obesity and nutrition research center funded by the National Institutes of Health and directed by Dr. Zempleni. Only candidates with exceptional research credentials will be considered.

Requirements include a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, at least three years of postgraduate training by time of initial appointment, outstanding written communication skills and a strong record of peer-reviewed publications in extracellular vesicles, biology, biochemistry, microbiology or genetics. The incumbent will be a highly motivated, self-directed junior researcher with excellent mentoring skills. Expertise in bioinformatics and nutrition is preferred.

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_190240. Click on “Apply to this job.” Complete the application. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, 2-page research plan, 1-page mentoring statement, and arrange to have three reference letters, two examples of high-impact publications and official transcripts sent to jzempleni2@unl.edu. Review of applications to begin on 01/16/2020 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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