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Jobs at UNMC

 

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
UNMC Link https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/40624
Dept. Neurological Sciences
Dept. Link https://www.unmc.edu/mmi/departments/devneuroscience/research/huh-lab/index.html
Deadline Open Until Filled
Job Summary A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Sung-Ho Huh at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The research theme of Huh lab is on investigating cellular and molecular basis of progenitor development, maintenance and regeneration using mouse model system. We are looking for individuals who are interested in working on understanding mechanisms by which signaling pathways regulating kidney development, disease progress and regeneration. We focus on (i) understanding role of FGF signaling during kidney development; (ii) understanding role of FGF signaling in polycystic kidney disease; and (iii) exploring possibility to generate nephron progenitor cells. Candidates should have a good publication record and Ph.D. in developmental biology, nephrology or related fields. Experience with mouse embryology, complicated mouse genetics, RNA sequencing, in vitro organ culture are desired. Candidates should also demonstrate excellent communication skills and have a strong passion and commitment to science.
Required Qualification PhD or equivalent in a related field.
Supplemental Qualifications Applicants should have a record of strong scholarly achievement and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in graduate education.

 

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
UNMC Link https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/40551
Dept. Eppley Inst Research
Dept. Link https://www.unmc.edu/eppley/about/faculty/index.html
Deadline Open Until Filled
Job Summary Research projects that will involve studies in B-cell malignancies including disease biology, tumor microenvironment interactions and immune profile as well as pre-clinical evaluation of anti-cancer therapeutics
Required Qualification Candidates should have PhD in cancer biology, immunology or related field. Basic and molecular biology techniques required. Experience with mouse studies and cancer immunology is preferred. The candidates should be highly motivated with good oral and written communication skills in English.
Supplemental Qualifications Flow cytometry, hematological malignancies and epigenetics.

 

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
UNMC Link

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/40453

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/40454

Dept. Neurological Sciences
Dept. Link https://www.unmc.edu/pharmacology/faculty/primary-faculty/wilson/wilson-lab.html
Deadline Open until Filled
Job Summary

The post-doctoral research associate will work in the DICON Laboratory and MEG Center with the principle investigator and research team to plan, develop, implement, and conduct scholarly research at UNMC. This includes ongoing NIH and NSF funded research in healthy aging and development, as well various neurological populations.. Duties may involve research study design, participant recruitment, data collection, data analyses, writing manuscripts and grants, as well as scholarly presentations. Data include cognitive assessments, MEG and MR imaging data, the outcomes of various psychophysics experiments, electronic medical record data, and other forms of data. The candidate will also help prepare research progress reports and grant applications, publications, and institutional review board and other compliance reports as directed. The selected candidate will also work as directed with collaborators internal and external to UNMC.

Please submit a curriculum vitae or NIH biosketch and a one-page cover letter detailing research experience and career goals. Contact information for three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation will be requested at a later time.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Start dates are negotiable.

Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualification

1. Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology, physics, or related scientific field
2. Strong research writing and communication skills
3. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint
4. Ability to operate standard office equipment (computer, copy machine)
5. Exceptional organizational skills; ability to communicate efficiently and
effectively both verbally and in writing.
6. Ability to work as a team member
7. Self-directed
8. Able to advise and supervise more junior laboratory personnel

Supplemental Qualifications

1. Proficiency in experimental design and implementation, multivariate analysis and statistical modeling.
2. Experience with MEG, structural MRI, and/or functional MRI
3. Matlab, SPSS, R, SPM, FSL, AFNI
4. Experience with Endnote and Photoshop. Familiarity with Unix, Linux, and Windows operating systems.
5. Clinical research protocol experience, ability to “troubleshoot” laboratory specialized equipment in connection with relevant technicians and vendors.

 

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
UNMC Link https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/40412
Dept. Neurological Sciences
Dept. Link https://www.unmc.edu/regenerativemed/research/index.html
Deadline Open until Filled
Job Summary

Postdoctoral Research Associate position is in Dr. Xiaowei Li’s lab in the Holland Regenerative Medicine Program in the Department of Neurological Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Passionate researcher with a strong background in biomaterials, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, neurological science, and/or other medical research is welcome to apply. Qualified applicant is expected to have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, excellent oral and communication skills, and the ability to work independently in various projects. Applicant should also be self-motivated and has strong publication records. Candidate with substantial polymer synthesis or animal research experience is encouraged to apply and will be favorably considered. Review of application will begin immediately.

Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals should contact Dr. Xiaowei Li at xiaowei.li@unmc.edu

Required Qualification • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in materials science and engineering or biomedical engineering
• A strong background in biomaterials, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, neurological science, and/or other medical research
• Substantial polymer synthesis or animal research experience
• Excellent oral and communication skills with strong publication records
• Self-motivated with the ability to work independently in various projects

 

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
UNMC Link https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/40411
Dept. Eppley Inst Research
Dept. Link https://www.unmc.edu/eppley/education/postdoced/index.html
Deadline Open until Filled
Job Summary Highly self-motivated candidate to study the biological functions of aberrantly glycosylated proteins (including mucin) in pancreatic cancer progression and metastasis. 
Required Qualification Successful candidates will have a Ph.D degree in Biochemistry, Molecular biology, Glycobiology or Cancer Biology.
Supplemental Qualifications Experience working with mucin glycans, other areas of glycobiology, CRISPR-Cas9 (or any genome editing tools), orthotopic and genetically engineered mouse models.

 

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
UNMC Link https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/40304
Dept. Biochem and Molecular Biology
Dept. Link https://www.unmc.edu/biochemistry/research/index.html
Deadline Open until Filled
Job Summary

The person in this position will be responsible for the mechanistic studies for exploring the role of oncogenes in the development and progression of the pancreatic cancer. His/her studies will focus on the development of diagnostic and prognostic assay for novel biomarkers.

Required Qualification

Ph.D. in scientific field

 

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
UNMC Link https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/40117
Dept. Genetics Cell Biology & Anatomy
Dept. Link https://www.unmc.edu/genetics/research/labs/buckley-lab.html
Deadline Open until filled
Job Summary The Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center is a seeking a POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE to pursue exciting research in the area hematopoietic signaling mechanisms and stem/progenitor cell biology. The incumbent will pursue directed and individual laboratory research and serve as a senior leader.
Required Qualifications M.D. and/or Ph.D. in Biology, Cellular, Molecular or Developmental Biology
Supplemental Qualifications Experience is hematopoietic signaling mechanisms and/or stem/progenitor cell biology

 

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
UNMC Link https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/40076
Dept. Genetics Cell Biology & Anatomy
Dept. Link  https://www.unmc.edu/genetics/research/labs/buckley-lab.html
Deadline Open until filled
Job Summary The Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center is a seeking a POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE to pursue exciting research in the area hematopoietic signaling mechanisms and stem/progenitor cell biology. The incumbent will pursue directed and individual laboratory research and serve as a senior leader.
Required Qualifications M.D. and/or Ph.D. in Biology, Cellular, Molecular or Developmental Biology
Supplemental Qualifications Experience is hematopoietic signaling mechanisms and/or stem/progenitor cell biology

 

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
UNMC Link https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/40029
Dept. Neurological Sciences
Dept. Link https://www.unmc.edu/mbhl/
Deadline Open until filled
Job Summary

The Mind & Brain Health Labs (MBHL) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Department of Neurological Sciences is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate with a background in human behavioral research (basic and clinical) in a relevant field. Relevant fields include (but are not limited to) Computer Science, Behavioral Sciences (Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, and Human Factors), Statistics, and Engineering. The Postdoctoral Research Associate should have strong data analytic and research skills. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will play a primary role in the analysis of large, naturalistic datasets on real-world driving behavior, performance, and safety in individuals with and without disease. Analyses will incorporate multidimensional data, including driving, medical, physiologic, computer vision, and geographic information system (GIS) data.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will intellectually develop research questions and analyses, including contributing to the development of new research questions and funding proposals. This is a great opportunity to get experience with novel datasets and clinical translational research on modeling human performance and safety in real-world settings, in addition to building a CV with presentations, publications, and funded grants.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will:
o Identify, intellectually develop, and implement research questions on human behavior, physiology, and neurocognitive performance in the context of complex environments, human-machine interactions, and disease.
o Use statistical analyses and other data science approaches to manipulate, analyze, and provide answers to research questions using large amounts of structured and unstructured data.
o Apply your research results (positive and null) to develop future clinical translational research programs and intervention techniques.
o Work closely with MBHL research staff and collaborators (internal and external) to develop innovative new research ideas and data analyses.
o Share research findings with the broader academic community through peer-reviewed conference presentations and publications.
o Follow IRB Protocol, HIPAA, and Standard Operating Procedures in Human Subjects Research.

MBHL (https://www.unmc.edu/mbhl/) is an interdisciplinary group of researchers who are committed to clinical translational research on real-world behavior and safety in healthy and patient populations. Our collaborative team combines expertise from medicine, cognitive science, neuroscience, human factors, driving research, statistics, computer science, biomechanics, and public policy. We focus on understanding how humans behave when interacting with technology in-the-lab and in-the-field, with a focus on mobility and cognition. To address these questions, we study human behavior in the context of human-machine interactions and in complex environments using novel technologies for monitoring of functional abilities, physiology, and performance. We use the results of our research to inform patient and clinician education, policy, and technology development with the goal of improving health, mobility, and quality of life in individuals of all ages.

Questions may be directed to Jennifer Merickel, PhD at jennifer.merickel@unmc.edu

Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications A PhD in a relevant field. Relevant fields include (but are not limited to) Computer Science, Behavioral Sciences (Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, and Human Factors), Statistics, and Engineering.
o A strong background in statistical modeling and advanced data analysis skills.
o Expert experience with statistical and/or general programming languages (Python, R, and others).
o History of academic publications and conference presentations.
o Excellent organizational and time-management skills and ability to self-direct work.
o Ability to work as a team member.
o Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Supplemental Qualifications o Specialization in data science and quantitative/computational modeling techniques, including predictive, time series, machine learning, deep learning, and other modeling approaches.
o Prior experience conducting, designing, and analyzing data from human behavioral experimentation (Cognitive, Physical, Neuroscience, Medical, Human Factors), transportation research, and/or human physiology/biomechanics.
o Proficiency in experimental design and implementation.
o Experience with computer vision, GIS, and/or database development.
o Experience cleaning and processing big data (structured/unstructured), including development of automated processing routines and data analysis pipelines.
o Familiarity with tools for computing over large datasets (Hadoop, Spark, SQL, others).

 

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
UNMC Link https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/39932
Dept. Pharmacology & Experimental Neuroscience
Dept. Link https://www.unmc.edu/pharmacology/research/centers/chain/index.html
Deadline Open until filled
Job Summary Postdoctoral Research Associate needed to join a cross-collaborative research team in the department of pharmacology and experimental neuroscience at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. investigating the means to eradicate HIV infection. Responsibilities include planning, execution and interpretation of drug metabolism, absorption, tissue distribution, metabolism, excretion and toxicity at the cellular and animal model level for pre-clinical studies. The goals are in the development of long-acting, slow effective release, antiretroviral and viral elimination, molecular and immune therapies. The individual will develop quantitative measures of drug metabolism and detection, including break down metabolites in biological materials.
Required Qualifications We seek a highly motivated, dedicated, skilled and energetic individual with a Ph.D., M.D. or both degrees with prior training in bioanalytical chemistry, nanopharmacology and pharmacokinetics.

Pharmaceutical experience in use of mass spectrometry is required.

Excellent oral, interpersonal and written communication skills are required.

 

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
UNMC Link https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/39931
Dept. Pathology / Microbiology
Dept. Link https://www.unmc.edu/pathology/research/microbiology/chlamydia/ruckslab/index.html
Deadline Open until filled
Job Summary An NIAID/NIH-funded Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available to study the cellular microbiology of Chlamydia trachomatis in the laboratory of Dr. Elizabeth Rucks in the Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The position will conduct studies on the chlamydial hijacking of host SNARE proteins (eukaryotic proteins involved in membrane fusion events) and how chlamydial recruitment of host lipids impacts chlamydial membrane organization. The successful applicant will be a highly motivated, independent, and hypothesis-driven scientist who will be expected to participate in training of graduate students, lab meetings, and other duties appropriate to the applicant’s career goals.
Required Qualifications PhD obtained within the past three years in molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, or cell biology.
Supplemental Qualifications Research experience in related subject or specifically chlamydial organisms.

 

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
UNMC Link https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/39277
Dept. Emergency Medicine
Dept. Link https://www.unmc.edu/emergency/research/index.html
Deadline Open until filled.
Job Summary A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The research focuses mainly on the cellular and molecular mechanism responsible for dysfunction of afferent and efferent ganglionic neurons in experimental diabetes and chronic heart failure. Applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Medicine/Physiology or related field. The successful applicant will be expected to master electrophysiological techniques (including patch clamp), molecular biological methods, and intricate surgical procedures. Applicant will also be expected to incorporate his/her previous skills and knowledge into the evolution of experimental designs, methodology, data interpretations and pursuit of scientific goals. Previous experience performing in cardiovascular and neurophysiological experiments is preferred. Interested applicants should submit: a letter describing research interests, a current curriculum vitae, and information of three referees. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Required Qualifications PhD or equivalent in Medicine/Physiology or related

 

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
UNMC Link https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/38528
Dept. Radiation Oncology
Dept. Link https://www.unmc.edu/radonc/research/index.html
Deadline Open until filled
Job Summary A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the lab of Dr. Chi Zhang in the Department of Radiation Oncology to conduct research in the area of molecular biology, cell biology, protein biochemistry, immunohistochemistry, and animal model studies to support the maintenance of existing research projects in brain tumors and, additionally, will contribute to both the optimization of current assays and the development of new technologies.
Required Qualifications Ph.D. in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related field.

 

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
UNMC Link https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/37448
Dept. Coll. Nursing, Center for Patient, Family & Community Engagement in Chronic Care Mgmt (CENTRIC)
Dept. Link https://www.unmc.edu/centric/about/pdoc-program/index.html
Deadline

Open until filled

Job Summary

Engage in full-time advanced research training under the supervision and direction of faculty sponsor in the sponsor’s research program. Supported by the College and, as appropriate, by the sponsor’s grants. Must relocate to the sponsor’s location for active participation in the sponsor’s program of research and to take advantage of the many interdisciplinary scientific opportunities afforded by the University.

Program outcomes focus on accelerating the trainee’s entry into a research career and include: 1) give a minimum of one research presentation per year (e.g. conference, meeting, seminar, or brown bag); 2) Attend/watch a minimum of 8 out of 12 monthly lectures/seminars that support your research; 3) Submit a grant proposal as Principal Investigator to NIH or other appropriate funding source each year or until funding is received; 4) Submit a minimum of two refereed journal articles as first author; 5) Submit a minimum of one abstract for a presentation at a regional or national research conference

Required Qualifications

1) PhD prepared applicants with evidence of past academic achievement and scholarly productivity,
2) Master’s or PhD in Nursing required (other graduate degree may be in a related field,
3) Match of interest with UNMC College of Nursing sponsor is critical,
4) Registered nurse license in U.S. (Nebraska)

 

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
UNMC Links https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/37514
Dept. MMI Administration
Dept. Link  https://www.unmc.edu/mmi/research/labs.html
Deadline  Open until filled
Job Summary The successful candidate will
- Culture human fibroblast
- handle and inject transgenic mice, remove and dissect the brain regions
- genotype, isolate RNA, submit RNA for RNAseq experiments, and perform qPCR
- prepare samples for neurochemistry
- Perform mouse behavioral assessments under various conditions
- Analyze/integrate the data and write first draft of the manuscripts
Required Qualifications MD degree and/or PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, laboratory science or neuroscience. Good interpersonal, writing an computer skills are critical. Experience with human dermal fibroblast culturing and in-depth working experience with Dhcr7 mutations is strongly preferred.