Postdoctoral Research Associate - Microbiome and Diet of the Human Digestive Tract

Location
Lincoln, NE
Posted
Oct 07, 2020
Position Type
Postdoc
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Information

Working TitlePostdoctoral Research Associate - Microbiome and Diet of the Human Digestive TractDepartmentFood Science & Technology-0836Requisition NumberF_200015Posting Open Date02/05/2020Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date)10/30/2020Posting Close DateOpen Until FilledYesDescription of Work

The Post-Doctoral Research Associate will be focusing on the interaction of diet and the human digestive tract microbiome in context of health and disease. The project techniques include genetic material extraction, next generation sequencing, omics and ecological analyses of the microbiota, qPCR, cloning and other approaches to be determined in conjunction with the PI and in alignment with the laboratory needs and the candidate’s expertise. Participation in management and recruitment for our clinical studies are expected.

The candidate should be willing to handle microbial and eukaryotic cell cultures, as well as human body fluids, tissues and excretions. The Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. will have a strong experimental basis in molecular microbiology, cell culture (prokaryote and/or eukaryotes), sample processing, omics and/or ecological analyses.

The position is available immediately. The salary will be commensurate with experience. The position will be renewed yearly based on available funding, satisfactory performance, and continued employability in the United States if applicable.

In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university level.

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.

Minimum Required Qualifications

Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. required in related science

Preferred Qualifications

The Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. will have a strong experimental basis in molecular microbiology, cell culture (prokaryote and/or eukaryotes), sample processing, omics and/or ecological analyses.

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review RequiredCriminal History Background Check RequiredNoPosted SalaryHow to Apply

Click on “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

Karen Randall, [email protected]

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    2. Curriculum Vitae
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