Employment Opportunities

September 2021 Post-Doctoral Opportunities at UNMC:

 Surgery-Transplant: Develop novel nanofibrous materials for tissue regeneration (i.e., skin) and local drug delivery. Contribute to experimental design and perform in vitro and in vivo experiments. Work closely with the primary investigator to evaluate results and determine scientific direction. Write and edit manuscripts and grant applications for new and continuing research projects in the laboratory.  Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/61417

Surgery-Vascular Surgery: The individual will perform surgical procedures on experimental rat and swine subjects according to protocols. The individual will also assist in enrolling subjects in ongoing human clinical studies investigating peripheral arterial disease. The individual will maintain documentation related to the enrollment of these subjects and ensure IRB protocols are maintained. He or she will assist in the performance of the muscle biopsy procedures and perform blood draws from patients enrolled in the study. This individual will disburse and track stipend payment to the patients. The individual will help with data management, interpretation of data and preparation of manuscripts and grant reports for both the human and animal studies.  Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/61416

Eppley Inst Research: Study novel aspects of signal transduction and metabolic alterations in pancreatic
cancer cells, tumor-stromal crosstalk and immunometabolism.

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/61132

Eppley Institute Research: Research project involves examining the tumor immunology with a parallel 
focus on systemic immunity in pancreatic cancer.

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/61131

Eppley Inst Research: Looking for an individual with a strong synthesis and medicinal chemistry background. 
Projects in the lab are focused on cancer drug discovery and would require the synthesis and characterization of small molecules. The ability to independently analyze, interpret and communicate results along with laboratory maintenance is required. 

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/61130

College of Public Health Biostats: Department of Biostatistics and Water, Climate and Health (WCH) Program at University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is seeking an outstanding candidate for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to focus on statistical methodology research on exposure-response modeling. The candidate is expected to work with Dr. Yeongjin Gwon and WCH program research team to (i) develop innovative statistical methods to better understand the public health challenges related to environmental issues including water and climate, and to create solutions to these challenges and (ii) contribute to the mission of WCH program in UNMC. The candidate will be provided opportunity in engaging in interdisciplinary research at UNMC campus.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/61128

COP Pharmacy Practice and Science: Conduct translational research using cellular and molecular biology-based approaches in the area of immunobiology. Studies will primarily use human cell culture, small animal models and human tissues. Research findings will lead to the development of published abstracts, peer-reviewed manuscripts, and funded grant applications. This individual will also ensure optimum utilization of laboratory facilities and provide support to the development, implementation, and evaluation of research protocols and to the preparation of grant applications. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required in addition to a highly collegial, team-based work ethic. 

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/61096

Genetics Cell Biology & Anatomy: This is a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the area of genome instability-replication stress response in cancer and age-related disorders. The chosen candidate will develop and analyze mouse genetic models; generate and maintain organoid cultures, perform cellular, molecular and cancer biology experiments aimed at unraveling the DNA damage response and signaling pathways in cancer and premature aging.

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/59831

COP Pharmacy Practice and Science: A postdoctoral position is available in the Murry Clinical Pharmacology laboratory at UNMC. The research program is multidisciplinary with opportunities for the application of clinical pharmacology research across the drug discovery and development process. This position will focus on in vitro and in vivo drug metabolism studies, LCMS method development and optimization, pharmacokinetic analysis and drug formulation.

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/59830

Dr. DJ Murry

COP Pharmacy Practice and Science: A postdoctoral position is available in the Murry Clinical Pharmacology laboratory at UNMC. The research program is multidisciplinary with opportunities for the application of clinical pharmacology research across the drug discovery and development process. This position will focus on in vitro and in vivo drug metabolism studies, LCMS method development and optimization, pharmacokinetic analysis and drug formulation.

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/59829

Dr. DJ Murry

Int Med Oncology/Hematology: The Division of Hematology & Oncology, University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha), seeks postdoctoral research associate, with degree in biochemistry, immunology, pharmacology, physiology or related field and experience in animal experiments and cell culture work, flow cytometry, microscopy, PCR/RT-PCR/quantitative real-time PCR, Western blot analysis, microscopy and other procedures. Successful applicant’s work will include investigation of novel anti-cancer agents. Studies will include investigation of underlying mechanisms’ of action and determining the preclinical properties, including but not limited to: dose finding/toxicity studies, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic evaluations, determination of anti-cancer activity in a variety of mouse models, and evaluation of novel therapies in combination with other anti-cancer agents.

 

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/59550

Ob/Gyn Research Lab: Dr. So-Youn Kim in the Olson Center for Women’s Health, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral candidates interested in conducting research in Oncofertility and Reproductive Endocrinology and tumor biology using mouse models and cellular biology approaches. The UNMC campus together with the Fred & Pamela Buffet Cancer Center and the Omaha VA Medical center provide a range of valuable experiences and resources for a scientist considering a future career of research.

So-Youn Kim Lab

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/59048

 

Int Med Cardiovascular Med: Postdoctoral Engineer with expertise on Image Processing to develop fast and robust cardiovascular image processing (segmentation); summarize findings and publish results in research journals; assume general responsibility for scientific operations of the laboratory; provide supervision and guidance to junior technicians, students, and researchers.

Yiannis Chatzizisis, M.D., Ph.D

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/58994

 

Int Med Cardiovascular Med: Functioning somewhat independently, the postdoctoral research associate will design, organize and conduct highly specialized and advanced experiments using established scientific protocols and procedures and in some cases designing new protocols; summarize findings and publish results in research journals and assume general responsibility for scientific operations of the laboratory. This research will be guided by Professors Feng Xie and Thomas Porter of the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Xie Lab

Thomas Porter, MD

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/58910

Int Med Cardiovascular Med: Postdoctoral researcher will design, organize and conduct highly specialized and advanced simulations in the fields of coronary artery and stenting mechanics; summarize findings and publish results in research journals; assume general responsibility for scientific operations of the laboratory; provide supervision and guidance to junior technicians, students, and researchers. 

Yiannis Chatzizisis, M.D., Ph.D

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/58614

 

COD-Oral Biology: This NIH funding-supported position will conduct research projects under the supervision of PI, in research areas of the DNA damage response, cell proliferation and signaling, cancer progression and therapy; perform a variety of laboratory experiments, including molecular, biochemical, and cellular techniques, and mouse tumor models; data organization and manuscript preparation.

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/57987

 

Genetics Cell Biology & Anatomy: Postdoctoral research associate position in the area of regulation of normal and malignant hematopoiesis by ubiquitin E3 ligases and protein degradation. The candidate will be responsible for performing experiments using hematopoietic stem cells, leukemia/lymphoma cell lines, primary patient samples, maintaining transgenic mouse models, and biochemistry techniques including immunoprecipitation, in vitro ubiquitination, mass spectrometry to address scientific questions. Relevant experience includes molecular biology, tissue culture of both primary cells and cell lines, proteomic techniques, flowcytometry, and experience with mouse models.

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/57985

Eppley Inst Research: Central focus on prostate cancer, how activation of Raf1 drives motility and resultant bone destructive metastasis, and how these processes are modulated by several novel therapeutics created by the laboratory.

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/57917

Neurological Sciences: A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Sung-Ho Huh, Department of Neurological Sciences, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Huh’s research involves investigating cellular and molecular basis of progenitor development, maintenance and regeneration using mouse model systems. Focus is on (i) identifying downstream targets of FGF signaling for sensory progenitor maintenance and differentiation; (ii) identifying roles of Wnt/β-catening signaling in sensory development; and (iii) identifying mechanisms regulating nephron progenitor maintenance. Individuals interested in working on understanding the mechanisms by which signaling pathways which regulate inner ear progenitor cells are generated and maintained during development and regeneration should apply.

Huh Lab

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/57895

Radiation Oncology: 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.

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/57871

Pharmacology/Exp Neuroscience: The Department of Pharmacology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center is seeking a highly motivated and skilled researcher with experience in molecular biology and cellular biology skills. This is a key position within the laboratory and will be responsible for planning and execution of experiments in close collaboration with the Principal Investigator. The qualified candidate will also be involved in the preparation of manuscripts and grant proposals.

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/57294

Eppley Inst Research: Research projects will involve studies in B-cell malignancies (e.g., chronic lymphocytic leukemia; CLL) including disease biology, tumor microenvironment (TME) interactions, immune (dys)function as well as pre-clinical evaluation of novel targeted therapies such as novel small molecule inhibitors targeting B-cell specific kinases and the bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) family proteins. Pre-clinical evaluations of these novel therapeutics in primary cells, cell lines and/or mouse models will include evaluating their therapeutic benefits, their ability to modulate TME interactions and immune function in CLL, and potential resistance mechanism.

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/56915

MMI Administration: The post-doctoral research associate will work in the laboratory of Dr. Jennifer Blackford (principal investigator/PI) to plan, develop, implement, and conduct research projects at the Munroe-Meyer Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The Blackford lab’s research is focused on understanding the neural basis of anxiety and the role of anxiety neurocircuitry in psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders. Projects include ongoing NIMH-funded research in childhood anxiety disorders, NIAAA-funded research in anxiety neurocircuitry in adults with alcohol use disorders, and new studies of anxiety in autism spectrum disorders. Post-doctoral research associates will have opportunities to advance high-impact research projects in these areas, gain expertise in fellowship/grant/manuscript writing, and hone their critical thinking and presentation skills to prepare for careers in academia.

Blackford Lab

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/56609

Ob/Gyn Research Lab: Research duties include but not limited to: checking and mating mice and hamsters, ovary collection, in vitro organ culture, in vitro gene knockdown, tissue sectioning using plastic and cryo blocs, morphological analyses, imaging, biochemical and molecular analyses including but not limited to RNA and DNA extraction, RT-qPCR analysis, agarose gel electrophoresis and Western blot analysis of proteins, immunofluorescence analysis of proteins, designing and doing experiments, regular discussion of scientific information including research findings with the mentor, and writing manuscript and presentation of data in scientific meetings. Responsibilities include animal handling, preparation of fine reagents, data analysis, animal surgeries, interaction with other researches working on reproductive biology, critical designing of experiments and supervise graduate students in the lab. Besides, sincerity and dedication to research work and honesty are mandatory requirements.

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/55440

Anesthesiology: A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available immediately in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center to participate in sensory control of cardiovascular and autonomic regulation. Projects are underway that include the function and electrophysiology of autonomic neurons and the role of cardiac and skeletal muscle sensory endings in the pathogenesis of heart failure and hypertension. The successful applicant will be expected to already have a relatively strong molecular background which will complement our existing strengths in animal research. The applicant will be trained to use cellular, molecular, electrophysiological (patch clamp, neural recording) and integrative approaches to address questions related this area of research.

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/53388

Genetics Cell Biology & Anatomy: The Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy is seeking a Bioinformatics Postdoctoral Research Associate. Experience in analysis of high-throughput sequencing (e.g. RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, or ATAC-seq) is needed. Potential projects will investigate mechanistic principles of 3D genome organization and include the relationship between chromatin modifications, transcription factors, transcription, and various features of chromatin folding. Training on the analysis of sequencing-based approaches to study long-range chromatin interactions, Hi-C and HiChIP, will be provided.

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/52763

 

Int Med Cardiovascular Med: The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha), seeks a postdoctoral research associate for studies focusing on oxidative stress and inflammation in cardiovascular disease.

A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the lab of Dr. Daniel Anderson. Dr. Anderson’s laboratory utilizes in vitro and in vivo models to apply immunologic, molecular, cellular, and biochemical approaches to identify mechanism by which oxidative stress and inflammation contribute to cardiovascular disease. The project for this postdoctoral opportunity will include further development and characterization of novel in vivo models of chronic inflammatory disease.

Daniel Anderson, MD, PhD

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/52398

Pharmacology/Exp Neuroscience: Seeking a candidate with a PhD degree in biological sciences with expertise in autophagy, inflammasomes, and neuroinflammation in the context of HIV and drugs of abuse comorbidity. Preference will be given to candidates with past experience in neuroinflammation. Specifically, the candidate will have experience in isolation of primary glial cells, and expertise in investigating the role of autophagy, inflammasomes, long non-coding RNAs, and microRNAs in rodents and macaques samples. Additionally, the candidate will have technical skills to apply various state of the art biochemical tools to understand these complex molecular functions in the brain. Desirably, the candidate should have sound knowledge in molecular neurobiology and bioinformatics with ability to deal the next-generation sequencing data. Work will include both in vitro and in vivo models involving cell culture and rodent models of HAND respectively. Candidate should be able to work in a team, develop research ideas and mentor technicians and students in the lab.

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/52350

Genetics Cell Biology & Anatomy: The Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy is recruiting a postdoctoral trainee to pursue exciting research areas in normal/malignant hematopoiesis, and fundamental problems in cellular regulation, including epigenetics. The laboratory is located in the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, which provides a highly collaborative scholarly environment for conducting innovative basic and translational/clinical research.

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/52165

Neurological Sciences: 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.

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/51957

Neurological Science: The post-doctoral research associate will work in the laboratory of Dr. David E. Warren (principal investigator/PI) with the PI and his research team to plan, develop, implement, and conduct research projects at UNMC. This includes ongoing NIH-funded research in developmental, aging, and neurological populations including healthy children, healthy older adults, and patients on the Alzheimer’s disease continuum. The PI’s lab uses cognitive neuroscience techniques including cognitive assessment, neuropsychology, psychophysical testing, eye-movement monitoring, structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and genomic assays.

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/51889

Pharmacology/Exp Neuroscience: Provide expertise in mass spectrometry-based ‘omics studies and research logistical oversight to an internationally renowned research program engaged in translational bench to bedside research and teaching activities. The position will encompass administrative support for a clinical trial on Parkinson’s disease, oversight support for a federally and/or privately funded research training program and technical infrastructure.

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/50691

Anesthesiology: A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available immediately in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska to work on multiple NIH grants to include the study of addiction and sex differences associated with drug relapse. The emphasis is on delineating the role of brain derived extracellular vesicles (BDEs) using preclinical addiction models and further characterizing their role in brain dysfunction. In addition, the successful candidate will also study these BDEs in regulating key mechanisms at the synapse using in vitro approaches. Several high throughput “omics” approaches will also be applied. The successful candidate will work in a small, but growing, lab of an early-career Principal Investigator and will receive significant mentoring in manuscript/grant writing including training junior trainees.

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/50489

Cellular/Integrative Physiology: A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available immediately in the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center to participate in research into the mechanisms of cardiac remodeling after myocardial infarction. We are seeking a highly motivated recent Ph.D. graduate to support an NIH funded project to develop strategies to target inflammatory and extracellular matrix signaling pathways involved in cardiac injury and repair. Candidates should have expertise in standard biochemistry techniques, cell culture, or animal surgery. Ideal candidates will have experience in one or more of the follow areas: cardiac disease experimental models or molecular expertise in proteomic or genomic analysis of cell signaling pathways. Candidates will be trained to conduct hypothesis-driven translatable research and develop new and independent projects that will lead to independence.

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/49584

Anesthesiology: A NIH-funded Postdoctoral Research Associate position will be available on December 1st 2019, in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. The successful applicant will participate in research focused upon sensory control of cardiovascular and autonomic regulation. Since the primary goal of this newly funded project is to study the interaction between the immune system and the autonomic nerve system in cardiovascular diseases, the applicant is expected to already possess a relatively strong background in immunology and molecular biology. Current projects in the lab include the function and electrophysiology of autonomic neurons and the role of cardiopulmonary and skeletal muscle sensory endings in the pathogenesis of heart failure and hypertension. The applicant will be trained to use cellular, molecular, in vivo and in vitro electrophysiological and integrative approaches to address questions related to this area of research. 

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/48694

Cellular/Integrative Physiology: A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available immediately in the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center to participate in research into the mechanisms of cardiac remodeling after myocardial infarction. We are seeking a highly motivated recent Ph.D. graduate to support an NIH funded project to develop strategies to target inflammatory and extracellular matrix signaling pathways involved in cardiac injury and repair. Candidates should have expertise in standard biochemistry techniques, cell culture, or animal surgery. Ideal candidates will have experience in one or more of the follow areas: cardiac disease experimental models or molecular expertise in proteomic or genomic analysis of cell signaling pathways. Candidates will be trained to conduct hypothesis-driven translatable research and develop new and independent projects that will lead to independence.

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/47949

 

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