Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Food Allergen Proteomics
University of Nebraska Lincoln
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Internal Number: 84330
Requisition Number: F_230023
Department: Food Science & Technology-0836
Description of Work:
The Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) is seeking applications for a highly motivated and enthusiastic post-doctoral research associate. This 12-month (calendar year), postdoc researcher appointment will plan, conduct, and supervise research on food allergen proteomics. In particular, the research will be focused on conducting protein mass spectrometry experiments to identify, detect, quantify, and characterize food allergens. The apportionment is 100% research. This position will be located in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The individual will be expected to conduct research both independently and as part of a team. Duties will also include collaborative supervision and management of multiple, shared high-resolution mass spectrometers. Contribution to the supervision of graduate and undergraduate students is also anticipated.
Preparation and publication of manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals or other appropriate outlets is expected. The individual may also have the opportunity to make presentations at regional, national, or international scientific meetings. In addition, the individual may be asked to contribute to the preparation of grant proposals and progress reports related to the research projects.
Recognizing that diversity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and the Department of Food Science and Technology are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of diversity. Consistent with the University's N2025 Strategic Plan, we see every person and every interaction as important to our collective well-being and our ability to deliver on our mission.
As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants 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.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Food Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Bioinformatics, Plant Science, or a related field.
Experience with proteomics and protein mass spectrometry, including targeted proteomics method development.
Experience with protein purification techniques.
Familiarity with informatics tools for proteomics (for example, Mascot, Skyline, Progenesis, and instrument vendor software).
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.