Open Positions

Research in the Vecchio Lab

Current projects focus on:

  1. Structural elucidation of human membrane and cytosolic proteins involved in endo- and epithelial cell:cell adhesion and intercellular transport.
  2. Biochemical and biophysical characterization of protein:protein interactions essential for macromolecular assemblies.
  3. Development of small or large biomolecular probes for investigating structure—function relationships between multi-protein complexes.

Postdoctoral

The Vecchio Lab is currently seeking postdoctoral researchers. Training in structural biology, protein biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular biophysics, or X-ray crystallography is desirable. Candidates with experience expressing and purifying membrane proteins will be given preference.
Interested applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in a relevant field such as structural biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or biophysics; and can apply by emailing Dr. Vecchio at avecchio@unl.edu. Using “Postdoc: Vecchio Lab” in the Subject, please send a CV (containing contact info for 2-3 references) and a cover letter addressing: 1) your past/current research experience, 2) why you would like to join the Vecchio Lab, 3) your future research/science/career ambitions, 4) what you would like to learn from the Vecchio Lab, and 5) what unique experience/expertise you will bring to the Vecchio Lab.

Graduate

The Vecchio Lab will be taking graduate students from the Department of Biochemistry at UNL starting Summer or Fall 2019.
Interested UNL graduate students can apply by emailing Dr. Vecchio at avecchio@unl.edu. Using “Graduate Research: Vecchio Lab” in the Subject, please send a CV (containing contact info for 2-3 references) and brief email addressing: 1) your past/current research experience, 2) why you would like to join the Vecchio Lab, 3) your future research/science/career ambitions, and 4) your research interests and training expectations.

Undergraduate

We accept undergraduate researchers on a competitive basis and when space becomes available.
Interested UNL undergraduates can apply by emailing Dr. Vecchio at avecchio@unl.edu. Using “Undergrad Research: Vecchio Lab” in the Subject, please send a CV and brief email addressing: 1) your current year and major(s) at UNL, 2) why you would like to join the Vecchio Lab, 3) your future research/science/career ambitions, and 4) your research interests and training expectations.

About UNL, Lincoln, and Nebraska

The lab makes its home in the Department of Biochemistry on the City Campus of the University of Nebraska—Lincoln (UNL). UNL is a Carnegie designated R1 Research University (very high) and is the flagship of the University of Nebraska system with 26,000+ students. Nebraska ranks #7 in The Best States Ranking of US states (US News and World Report) and #17 in America’s Best States to Live In (MSN). Lincoln is the capital of Nebraska, the 2nd most populated city in NE and the 70th most populated city in the US (300,000 people). The city offers a low cost of living; low unemployment, crime, and poverty rates; great public schools, housing affordability, and bike infrastructure; high quality of life; and wide-open spaces. It is a fantastic place to raise a family, own a home, go for a ride on your bike, and maintain a work-life balance. And oh, the sunsets!

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