Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Food Allergen Proteomics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Food Allergen Proteomics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Melanie Downs  2023-02-15

Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Food Allergen Proteomics

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, every person and every interaction are treated as important to our collective well-being and our ability to deliver on our mission.

Required Qualifications
• Ph.D. in Food Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Bioinformatics, Plant Science, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications
• 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).

Review of applications will begin April 17, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. To view details of the position and create an application, go to, requisition F_230023. Click “Apply for this Job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:

  1. A letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job and anticipated contributions.
  2. Your curriculum vitae.
  3. Contact information for three professional references.

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