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 Research Position - Dr. Khalimonchuk Lab (posted 9/15/2014)
An NIH-funded postdoctoral researcher position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Oleh Khalimonchuk at the Department of Biochemistry/Redox Biology Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  The laboratory is located in the George W. Beadle Center and offers supportive and collaborative international environment as well as access to cutting edge proteomics, metabolomics, crystallography and imaging facilities.

We are looking for highly motivated, self-driven individuals with a PhD degree and knowledge and strong expertise in biochemistry, genetics, cellular physiology or related fields.  Our research group is interested in fundamental processes underlying the key aspects of vital mitochondrial functions and their contribution to cardiovascular and aging-associated neurodegenerative diseases in humans. Current project aims to deduce why mitochondrial quality control proteases are essential for mitochondrial homeostasis, stress management and neuroprotection.  The successful candidate will work on delineating the mechanism of stress-induced activation of the conserved protease Oma1 in both yeast model and cultured human neuronal cells.  The aim of the project is to obtain detailed mechanistic and physiological insights on the impact of mitochondrial dysfunction due to failing protein quality control on the onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and peripheral neuropathies.

The position offers competitive salary and benefits package.  The starting date is flexible but preferably not later than January 2015. Please submit cover letter and curriculum vitae indicating names and contact information of three references to okhalimonchuk2@unl.edu.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in a vibrant and safe city offering outstanding and affordable quality of life, and numerous multi-cultural and entertainment benefits.  To learn more about the Department of Biochemistry, UNL and life in Lincoln, please refer to the Department's webpage, http://biochem.unl.edu