University of Nebraska Medical Center

Post-Doc Application and Expectations

Application Information


  • U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
  • PhD prepared applicants with evidence of past academic achievement and scholarly productivity.
  • PhD in Nursing required (other graduate degree may be in a related field) by start of your fellowship.
  • Match of interest with UNMC College of Nursing sponsor.
  • Eligible to obtain registered nurse license in Nebraska.

To begin, please email the following materials to tcejka@unmc.edu.

  • Current and complete curriculum vitae.
  • Three reference contacts.
  • Cover letter describing your interest in the post-doc program, your research focus in the prevention and self-management of chronic illness, and a potential match with a faculty member in the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing.
  • Our faculty will review your materials and contact you with the next steps in your application.
  • Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.

Expectations of Postdoctoral Research Associates

Achieve and/or make acceptable progress toward achieving CENTRIC Postdoc Yearly Outcomes.
Submit an Individual Development Plan (IDP) within 3 months of entrance to the program.
Complete Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training within first 6 months of assignment (if needed).
Devote 100% effort to research activities unless a different allocation negotiated.
Remain current on all required regulatory training based on your project and institutional requirements.
Meet with primary mentor weekly and other mentors as needed to discuss progress and concerns. Meet with mentoring team every 6 months.
Meet (along with your mentor[s]) with the chair of the CENTRIC Postdoc Committee at least twice year (every 6 months).
Submit an annual written report to be reviewed by the CENTRIC Postdoc Committee prior to submission to UNMC Office of Postdoctoral Education.
Join or continue active participation in a regional or national professional organization that supports your research efforts.