Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Nebraska
Up to $46,000 (Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience) + Benefits
August 26 2020
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Postdoctoral Research Associate position with competitive salary and benefits is available in Dr. Xinghui Sun’s laboratory for highly motivated candidates who are interested in the pathogenesis of obesity, obesity-associated fatty liver disease, and atherosclerosis. A variety of experimental approaches including state-of-the-art cellular and molecular techniques, multi-omics profiling, and mouse phenotyping are employed to identify the key mechanisms underlying vascular dysfunction of these complex diseases. Sun lab has published in Biochem J, Nucleic Acids Res, Am J Physiol Cell Physiol, Sci Rep, and others with several papers in preparation since 2016.  For more information about Sun lab, please visit the website:

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.

Minimum Required Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD in physiology, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, or related disciplines.

Must have a strong background in cell culture, biochemical and molecular biology techniques, and small animal model systems.

Ability to work both independently and cooperatively within a team is essential.  Preferred Qualifications: Previous training and experience in one or more of the following research areas are preferred: 1) fatty liver disease and atherosclerosis; 2) multi-omics approaches, bioinformatics, and computational biology; 3) mitochondrial homeostasis; or 4) non-coding RNAs.

To view all of the requirements and to apply, go to, requisition F_200104.  Click “Apply for this Job” and complete the faculty information form. 1) Attach a curriculum vitae and 2) a succinct statement of doctoral research (as Other Document).  You must also arrange for two or three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Xinghui Sun at

Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and the Department of Biochemistry are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity.  We actively encourage applications from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups.

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