Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Education Research at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

 The successful candidate will develop interactive teaching modules and assessments focused on enhancing student understanding of the structure and function of macromolecules using physical three-dimensional models as part of ongoing efforts to transform undergraduate biochemistry education.  This postdoc will be part of an NSF-funded collaboration led by Karin van Dijk, Rebecca Roston, and Tomas Helikar from the Department of Biochemistry and Brian Couch from the School of Biological Sciences.  They will also join a growing community of discipline-based education researchers at Nebraska.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, biology education, or a related field by the start of the appointment. Preferred applicants will have interests in or experience with biology education research, interactive teaching, student assessment, multivariate statistical analyses, and/or structural viewing programs. Successful candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to work independently as well as collaboratively with the project leaders and other faculty.

Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal.  Applications should include (1) a cover letter, (2) a one-page summary of the applicant’s educational research interests, (3) a curriculum vitae, and (4) three letters of recommendation.  All materials should be emailed to Brian Couch (  Application review will begin on Oct 16, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.  Anticipated start will be in Jan 2017.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.