Employment: Postdoctoral

The creation of the Redox Biology Center has created additional need for highly motivated individuals to contribute to current research projects.  Employment opportunities are available at numerous levels.

The University of Nebraska ranks 5th in a survey of postdoctoral fellows.

NEW! Postdoctoral Position - Dr. Rodrigo Franco (posted 12/18/2012)
The Redox Biology Center (RBC) at UNL has a postdoctoral position available in the laboratory of Dr. Rodrigo Franco starting January-March 2013. We are seeking a PhD with a high degree of motivation, and strong background in animal work, histology techniques and/or molecular biology to conduct basic research on the molecular mechanism of cell death associated with pesticide/heavy metal exposure in neurodegenerative diseases. The position involves working with cell cultures/animal models of Parkinson’s disease. The research project is particularly focused in studying how alterations in thiol homeostasis regulate the activation of the cell death machinery during the pathogenesis of Neurodegenerative Diseases. The position requires excellent communications skills necessary for scientific presentations and publications and the ability to work independently and cooperatively with members of the laboratory. Experience in redox biochemistry, proteomics and/or animal models of neurodegeneration is highly desired. The applicants must have demonstrated research productivity in a related field (research publications). Applicants should send a letter of application summarizing research accomplishments, interests and goals, Curriculum Vitae and names of three references by e-mail to rfrancocruz2@unl.edu. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. This position is established for a period of 3 years subject to annual evaluation. Successful accomplishment of assigned duties is required for re-appointment. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled or closed. The Redox Biology Center offers an outstanding scientific environment including shared-core facilities equipped with state-of-art instrumentation (Confocal Microscopy, Proteomics/Metabolomics, Flow Cytometry) and an international reputation for research excellence. To learn more about the University of Nebraska and the Redox Biology Center, visit http://vbms.unl.edu/rfrancocruz2. University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity; and assures reasonable accommodation under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Postdoctoral Position - Dr. Jay Reddy
Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available immediately for a highly motivated individual interested in cellular and molecular mechanisms of immune system activation and autoimmunity. Qualifications: Strong background in molecular biology, immunology, biochemistry and the ability to work independently and cooperatively with other members in the laboratory. Candidates with experience in redox dependent regulation of gene expression, cell signaling and proteomics and immunomodulatory effects of reactive oxygen species and their inhibitors are strongly encouraged to apply. Immunological analysis of rodent models is desired. PhD or MD/DVM, or equivalent required. Salary: competitive and commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled or closed. Send application letter, statement of interest and relevant work experience, CV and 3 references by mail or e-mail to: Jay Reddy, MVSc, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 202 VBS, Lincoln, NE 68583-0905; e-mail: nreddy2@unl.edu. University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity; and assures reasonable accommodation under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Postdoctoral Position - Dr. Joe Barycki
An NIH-supported postdoctoral position is available immediately in the area of redox biology/biochemistry.  An experienced and motivated person is sought to perform structural and biochemical research on enzymes involved in glutathione metabolism.  State of the art X-ray diffraction equipment has recently been installed, and additional research opportunities are available, including collaborative projects with members of the recently established Redox Biology Center.  Applicants should have experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, or protein chemistry; previous experience in X-ray crystallography, although helpful, is not required.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please submit curriculum vitae, including a summary of research experience and contact information of three references to jbarycki2@unl.edu