Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics

Lincoln, Nebraska
$70,000 to $75,000
November 28 2018
Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics Oct 2018
Health Sciences
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Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics
College of Education and Human Sciences
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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 nutrigenomics by hiring a highly motivated individual in the field of molecular genetics. We seek a scholar with a strong record in nutrition-related research and a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals. He/she should have appropriate teaching experience. Special consideration will be given to candidates capable of integrating nutrition, regulation of energy metabolism, neurobiology, bioinformatics, (epi) genetic, and molecular biology approaches to assess disease risk. Preference will be given to applicants who express an interest in teaching nutrition-related classes.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree in nutrition, (epi) genetics, molecular biology, or related field and a minimum of two years of postdoctoral experience. Expertise in mammalian model organisms and molecular biology techniques is required.

The Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln provides a vibrant research environment with approximately 1,000 undergraduate and 80 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,

Review of applications will begin January 3, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date for this position is the beginning of the academic year 2019. Electronic submissions of materials are required through the UNL Employment website.

To view details of the position and make application, go to, requisition F_180178. Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents: 1) letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) brief research and teaching statements and sample publications (combine and attach as Other Document, max file size 9 MB), and 4) contact information for three professional references. Also, arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Dr. Janos Zempleni, Molecular Genetics Search Committee Chair, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, 316 Ruth Leverton Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583-0806 or email them to JZEMPLENI2@UNL.EDU. Candidates wishing additional information are encouraged to contact Dr. Zempleni by phone (402-472-3270) or email (JZEMPLENI2@UNL.EDU).

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

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