Simulation-driven Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Education Research Postdoc at the University of Nebraska

Posted 3/3/2017

The successful candidate will develop interactive teaching modules and assessments focused on enhancing student understanding of biological processes as dynamic systems using online simulations 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. 

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, biology education, or a related field. Preferred applicants will have interests in or experience with biology education research, interactive teaching, student assessment, concept maps, and/or simulation software tools. 

Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal.  Applications should include a cover letter, a one-page summary of the applicant’s educational research interests, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation.  All materials should be emailed to Tomas Helikar (  Application review will continue until the position is filled.  Anticipated start will be in summer 2017, or based on mutual agreement.    

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

Last Updated 03/06/2017