University of Nebraska Medical Center

Postdoctoral Nursing Program

UNMC College of Nursing is seeking PhD graduates with a research focus in the self-management or prevention of chronic illness. Postdoctoral Research Associates are paired with senior nursing mentors to guide them in grant writing, obtaining funding and carrying out interdisciplinary research in preparation for research-intensive faculty positions at UNMC.

The College of Nursing & the Center for Chronic Illness Self-management and Prevention (CRISP) provides a research infrastructure for Postdoctoral Research Associates to be involved with interdisciplinary team science projects for development of their program of research.

The purpose of the two-year in-person post-doctoral fellowship is to prepare nurse scientists for successful careers in research. The focus of the UNMC College of Nursing is on issues pertaining to prevention and self-management of chronic illnesses that impact individuals and families across the lifespan. This emphasis is congruent with the rapidly increasing population of persons affected by chronic illness and associated healthcare costs in the U.S. We strive to prepare nurse scientists whose research contributions will help mitigate chronic illness. Post-doctoral associates are expected to relocate to Omaha, NE.  We do not have a remote option.

Why Choose UNMC?

Benefits to UNMC

University of Nebraska system – one of the best, research-intensive universities in the United States that features five different campuses across Nebraska

Immersion in a collaborative and collegial environment at the Medical Center – the only public, safety-net medical center in the state of Nebraska

Opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from the College of Medicine, College of Allied Health Professions, College of Public Health and other colleges and institutes

Conduct research at Nebraska Medicine – clinical partner of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the best healthcare system in Nebraska

Access to internal research funding such as Great Plains IdeA-CTR, Sigma Nursing Honor Society and more

State of the art Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center

What UNMC College of Nursing offers

Individual office in a state-of-the-art building that opened in 2018

Nationally recognized College of Nursing that features five distinct campuses across the state of Nebraska

Work with your mentor and receive regular feedback from other faculty at the College of Nursing, with the goal to help you prepare for a successful career in research

Niedfelt Nursing Research Center dedicated to researcher’s success includes pre- and post-award support, mock reviews and direct work with the Associate Dean for Research

Statistician employed by the College of Nursing

Financial support for post-docs

NIH level salary for the two years of your post-doctoral fellowship of Level 0 or Level 1

Health insurance and other benefits

Funds available for research-related activities, including conference attendance, data collection and supplies and equipment

Life in Omaha
Booming live music scene
Incredible restaurants and hangouts
Engaging arts and cultural offerings
Cost of living is 5% below national average
Family Fun: Henry Doorly Zoo, Fontanelle Forest, The Rose Theatre and more
Attractions: College World Series, CHI Health Event Center and more

Former Post-Docs

Bailey Hendricks, PhD

Current Position: Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, UNMC

Windy Alonso, PhD

Current Position: Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, UNMC

Alyson Hanish, PhD, MSN, RN

Current Position: Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, UNMC