The Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking applicants for a nine-month tenure-track faculty position (Assistant or Associate Professor) in Gastrointestinal Microbiology. The successful candidate will develop a research program focused on understanding the impact of the gut microbiota on human health and disease and the interaction of microbial GI communities with the epithelium, pathogens, probiotics, prebiotics, or bioactive food components. The candidate will contribute to existing food microbiology courses and/or other graduate/undergraduate courses consistent with the candidate’s research interests.
The incumbent will join a well-established interdisciplinary team of researchers actively
working on microbial ecology, host genetics, dietary interventions, and host health (see www.gfi.unl.edu). The Department is housed in a modern facility that includes equipment for anaerobic microbiology, genomics, and immunology research. A Next-Gen sequencing facility is located in the food science facility and a modern gnotobiotic and conventional animal facility is located in an adjacent laboratory. Other University programs, including the Center for Biotechnology, the Nebraska Gateway to Nutrigenomics, the computational Science Initiative, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha offer additional
opportunities for collaboration and program development.