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Positions Available

Glowacka Lab is always looking for talented people who share research interests with us! Please contact Kasia Glowacka ( for detail.

Current Open Positions (March 2022)

Graduate student

Glowacak Lab is recruiting a graduate student to work on NSF funded project 'CAREER: Understanding non-photochemical quenching under chilling in the warm-season C4 grasses’.


Glowacka group at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) seeks an experienced and highly motivated post-doctoral associate to study photosynthetic and metabolomics changes under chilling in the C4 warm-season grasses. The successful candidate will work on the NSF project in the Center for Plant Science Innovation and the Department of Biochemistry at the UNL. In this project, we integrate physiology, biochemistry, genetics, metabolomics and field phenomics to reveal the regulation of protective mechanisms against oxidative stress under chilling.  The project involves the use of numerous UNL unique facilities including Spidercam field phenotyping facility ( and REDOX Biology Center ( The successful candidate will have excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary training via collaboration with Biological Systems Engineering Department at UNL and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Alabama.


Position requirements:

The Candidate should have a strong background in plant physiology and/or high-throughput phenotyping and/or metabolomics, preferably with a focus on photosynthetic response under abiotic stresses. The duties of this position require that the candidate has good oral and written communication skills coupled with the ability to work independently and cooperatively.

Start date: summer 2022 or as soon as practically possible.

Salary: commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Appointment Status: 4 years, contingent on performance.

Application process: for more information about the position and to apply please contact Katarzyna Glowacka at The application should contain a letter of application, resume/CV, and three professional references including phone number and e-mail address.

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

Lab Technician

Glowacka is looking to hire a lab technician to assist with ongoing projects. The successful candidate can expect to get training in multiple physiological and molecular biology techniques. The daily duties could include nucleic acid extraction, performing PCR; preparation of growth media and stock solution, passaging the tissue cultures, watering plants in the greenhouse; collecting seeds; taking the fluorescence images of plant material. This temporary position will be 30 hours per week at a rate of $14/hour. Temporary appointments can be for a maximum of two years. For more information, look here.

Undergraduate students

Glowacka Lab is always open for hiring undergraduate students who have a passion for plant science, are willing to learn new methods and can pay attention to details. Contact Kasia if you are interested.

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