The Division of Gastroenterology, University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha), seeks postdoctoral research associate, with degree in biochemistry, physiology or related field and experience in animal experiments and cell culture work, Western blot analysis, HPLC, LC/MS, proteomic analysis, lipidomics, microscopy and other procedures. Successful applicant's work will include characterization of the changes in lipid droplets in the liver that facilitate accumulation during the development of alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases and prevention by betaine treatment. Using pharmacological and genetic approaches, studies will be carried out in both animal (rat and mice) and cell culture models – to study the link between methylation defects and the biochemical and functional changes in the lipid droplets in the liver and adipose tissue after alcohol or high-caloric intake. Work will include collection, analysis and interpretation of data, presentation at national meetings, manuscript preparation and grant writing. Successful candidate will have first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals and the ability to write research papers. Successful candidate must possess strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and image and statistical analysis software is required.
Ph.D. with experience in proteomic and lipidomic analysis and rat and mouse liver disease models.
A vital enterprise in the nation’s heartland, the University of Nebraska Medical Center has its eye on improving the future of health care in Nebraska and beyond. As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC also is committed to embracing the richness of diversity, and is a major economic engine for the state of Nebraska.Led by Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., UNMC has six colleges and two institutes, serving about 3,700 students in more than two dozen programs. Our primary care program was recently ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and our physician assistant program was ranked ninth. The university’s physical therapy, pharmacy and public health programs also are ranked among the top in the country. ... Major Units: College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Dentistry, College of Public Health, Graduate College, College of Allied Health Professions, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Munroe-Meyer Institute, Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute.