Postdoctoral Research Associate
A postdoctoral position with competitive salaries and benefits is available in Dr. Xinghui Sun’s laboratory for highly motivated candidates who are interested in the pathogenesis of obesity, 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. For more information about the Sun lab, please visit the website: https://biochem.unl.edu/xinghui-sun.
Candidates must have a PhD degree in physiology, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, or related disciplines, and have 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. Previous training and experiences 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; 4) protein posttranslational modifications such as neddylation in diseases; and 5) long non-coding RNAs. The Sun lab welcomes and strongly supports scientists with diverse backgrounds who are energetic and highly motivated for career advancement. Salary range is up to $46,000/annually depending on prior experience and qualifications. Generous benefits are included. This is a non-tenure NIH-funded position. The position will be available from August 2021.
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 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.
The Sun laboratory is located within the Department of Biochemistry. The current faculty members in the department work on high-impact research projects related to areas such as metabolism and metabolic engineering, molecular mechanisms of disease, plant science, and structure biology. This provides an outstanding cross-disciplinary research environment that contributes to highly successful, nationally, and internationally recognized research programs. The Sun lab interacts with other PIs within the department, at the Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases (https://cehs.unl.edu/npod/), and at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 60 min drive) to create an excellent research environment.
The university is located in Lincoln, the capital city of the U.S. state Nebraska. Lincoln boasts an outstanding quality of life that includes fine culinary and artistic treasures, a live music scene and numerous parks, golf courses and bike trails. Lincoln ranked #9 best places to live in U.S. by Livability.com in 2019. To learn more about Lincoln, visit https://www.unl.edu/lincoln/about-lincoln.
The University of Nebraska‐Lincoln is 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 https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
How to Apply: To view details on the position and create an application, go to https://employment.unl.edu. Search for position F_210061. Click on “Apply to this job” Complete the information form. Attach 1) a letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job, statement of research, anticipated contributions, and your experience contributing to inclusive environments; 2) your curriculum vitae; 3) statements that describe your philosophy and approach to research (combine into one document and attach as “Other Document”). Arrange for three confidential professional letters of reference to be sent to Dr. Xinghui Sun at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications to begin on June 28, 2021, and continue until the position is filled, or the search is closed. 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, an/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.