Lincoln, Nebraska

Requisition Number: S_210840 Department: Animal Science-0830 Description of Work: Oversee laboratory activities in the Nutrition Laboratory. Perform analyses and conduct independent research in collaboration with principal investigators and graduate/undergraduate students from multiple nutrition disciplines. Key analyses/techniques are performed on feed, tissue, blood and other samples on a routine basis and include: energy determinations using an adiabatic bomb calorimeter, quantification of peptides, proteins, antibodies and hormones using ELISA , RNA / DNA isolation and determinations using traditional/real-time PCR , and basic cell/tissue culture. Provide guidance and direction in the safe implementation of methods and procedures. Maintain instruments in good working order to ensure acquisition of accurate analytical results. Develop and refine protocols for assays conducted in the laboratory. Provide critique and input regarding experimental/analytical results. Facilitate instruction in the correct use and operation of laboratory instruments and equipment. Advocate safe, careful handling of all laboratory chemicals. Be accessible and approachable as a resource or consultant for information and assistance.     The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. 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, and/or political affiliation. See: Minimum Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Biological or Chemical Sciences, plus four years relevant laboratory experience utilizing both basic and technical science required. Project management and/or supervisory experience required. Prioritization, organizational, communication and facilitation skills essential. Recordkeeping and computer skills necessary. Must have knowledge of compliance and safety regulations, and demonstrated ability to teach others.  Preferred Qualifications: Prefer (1) Master's degree in biological or chemical sciences; (2) knowledge of analytical/wet chemistry including HPLC , Nitrogen analysis, UV-VISSpectrophotometer, Atomic Absorption, and Auto Analyzer; (3) knowledge of basic techniques in molecular, micro, and cellular biology, e.g., DNA / RNA isolation, PCR , electrophoresis, and cell/tissue culture; and (4) mechanical skills.  Posted Salary: $45,760/yr. minimum Job Type: Full-Time

Lincoln, Nebraska

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