Assistant Professor/Genetics and Metabolic Diseases

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Assistant Professor/Genetics and Metabolic Diseases

Assistant Professor/Genetics and Metabolic Diseases : Lincoln, NE, United States

Assistant Professor/Genetics and Metabolic Diseases
Nutrition and Health Sciences and the Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases
University of Nebraska – Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is committed to conducting world class research in obesity prevention. The Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases through Dietary Molecules (NPOD) has recently been established through an $11.3 million center grant from NIH. The successful candidate will work in a vibrant, interdisciplinary community of outstanding biomedical scientists, all sharing the vision to devise innovative strategies for combating obesity-related diseases through dietary prevention and intervention. Highlights of the program include (1) research support for pre-tenure faculty through the center, (2) mentoring of pre-tenure project leaders by veteran scientists, (3) support through cutting edge molecular biology, imaging, and bioinformatics services through the center’s core facilities, and (4) collaborations with faculty at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

The Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences in association with the Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases in the College of Education and Human Sciences is seeking qualified candidates for a nine-month (academic year) tenure-leading assistant professor faculty position, 75% research, 20% teaching, and 5% service. We are seeking an exceptional individual with potential as a future leader in genetics and metabolic diseases. Outstanding candidates with visionary research programs in quantitative or molecular genetics and metabolic diseases will be considered. Researchers with expertise in biomarkers are strongly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate is expected to develop an innovative nationally and internationally recognized, NIH-funded research program focused on the genetics of metabolic disease. The successful candidate is also expected to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in genetics, nutrigenomics, personalized nutrition and medicine, and/or gene regulation; advise and mentor graduate students; serve on graduate student committees; participate in student recruitment and retention activities; publish research findings in top tier peer-reviewed journals; participate in scientific meetings and other professional activities; and serve on department, college, IANR, and UNL committees as appropriate.
Required qualifications include a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree in genetics, bioinformatics, statistics, biology, nutrition or related field; a minimum of two years of postdoctoral experience or equivalent; and a strong record of original research in peer-reviewed publications.

Preferred qualifications include experience in supervising and mentoring students; evidence of grant writing; evidence of engagement in professional societies at the national level; excellent communication skills; teaching experience; and the ability to work cooperatively on multidisciplinary projects.

To view details of the position and make application, go to and search for position #F_150027. Click on “Apply to this job.” Complete the application. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references.

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2015, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers….

Job details

University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL)
  • 316B Leverton Hall, Lincoln, NE, United States
15 days ago
March 15, 2015
Job type
Assistant Professor
$60,000 +
Postgraduate - Doctorate/PhD
Employment type
Job hours