Employment Opportunities

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Current Openings:

Jobs at UNMC

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
UNMC Link https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/39180
Dept. Pathology / Microbiology
Dept. Link https://www.unmc.edu/pathology/research/cancer/index.html
Deadline Open until filled
Job Summary A postdoctoral research associate in the laboratory of Dr. Maher Abdalla in the Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center is being sought to study the mechanism(s) of the role of reactive oxygen species in pancreatic cancer development and metastasis, specifically using pancreatic cancer cells and animal models to develop and treat pancreatic cancer. The candidate will also work with the PI on manuscript and grant submissions.
Required Qualifications Ph.D. in Cancer Biology, Molecular Biology, or related scientific field.
Supplemental Qualifications

Experience in mammalian cell culture; DNA, RNA, and protein isolation; RNA quantification, PCR, RT-PCR, and quantitative real-time PCR; protein analysis including protein quantification, gel electrophoresis, immunoprecipitation, and IHC.

Able to work with genetically engineered animal models and animals with immunocompromised health status, as well as perform genetic integrity tests and other invasive procedures.

 

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
UNMC Link https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/39175
Dept. Pathology / Microbiology
Dept. Link https://www.unmc.edu/pathology/csr/
Deadline Open until filled
Job Summary Our laboratory in the Department of Pathology & Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is seeking a highly-motivated Post-doctoral Research Associate to work in the areas of bacterial metabolism and physiology. Current research focuses on understanding the mechanisms associated with persistence and tolerance of Staphylococcus aureus to various stresses encountered during its interaction with the host. Although not essential, preference will be given to candidates who have experience with animal models of infection. The candidates applying for this position should be independent, hypothesis-driven researchers with a strong publication track-record. They must also have excellent communication and scientific writing skills. The Department of Pathology and Microbiology has over 60 faculty members, over 50 graduate students and 25 fellows and residents working in modern, well-equipped labs with state of the art facilities. Successful candidates will be part of the Center for Staphylococcal Research that includes a highly collaborative and internationally recognized group of scientists with diverse interests in staphylococcal biology. The application should include a cover letter describing relevant research experience and interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three references.
Required Qualifications PhD in microbiology, molecular biology, biomedical or related field.
Supplemental Qualifications Experience with animal models.

 

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
UNMC Link https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/38934
Dept. Eppley Inst Research
Dept. Link https://www.unmc.edu/eppley/education/postdoced/index.html
Deadline Open until filled
Job Summary Research project will involve investigating signal transduction and metabolic alterations in pancreatic cancer.
Required Qualifications Ph.D in the relevant field with a strong theoretical background in basic and molecular biology and/or human physiology. Should be well versed with basic molecular biology and cell culture techniques.
Supplemental Qualifications Project involves utilizing mice models of pancreatic caner (orthotopic and genetically engineered models, thus some small-animal research preferred.

 

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/38518
Dept. Biochem and Molecular Biology
Dept. Link https://www.unmc.edu/biochemistry/research/index.html
Deadline Open until filled
Job Summary The post-doc will work on studies related to colon/pancreatic cancer progression and metastasis.
Required Qualifications Ph.D. in scientific field
Supplemental Qualifications Expected to be proficient in molecular biological techniques, and will be actively participating in studies using cell culture and knockout mouse models and tumor related studies. The candidate is also expected to have on hand knowledge of the biochemical techniques.

 

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
UNMC Link https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/38227
Dept. Pathology / Microbiology
Dept. Link https://www.unmc.edu/pathology/research/index.html
Deadline Open until filled
Job Summary Postdoctoral research associate will conduct independent research projects related to S. aureus biofilm evasion of immune responses. Primary responsibilities will be formulating novel research directions and executing studies using a mouse model of craniotomy-associated infection biofilm infection. The candidate will also be involved with clinical studies immunophenotyping leukocytes from patients with craniotomy infections by RNA-Seq and metabolomics. The candidate will also be responsible for manuscript and grant writing as well as training students in the laboratory. The candidate should have experience with primary cell culture and aseptic technique, flow cytometry, as well as extensive mouse experience.
Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in immunology, microbiology, or neuroscience

Experienced in primary cell culture and aseptic technique, flow cytometry and extensive mouse modeling/handling.

 

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
UNMC Link https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/37957
Dept. Eppley Inst Research
Dept. Link https://www.unmc.edu/eppley/education/postdoced/index.html
Deadline Open until filled
Job Summary Study protein interaction networks that control the DNA damage response.
Required Qualifications Ph.D. or equivalent degree in cancer cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, analytical chemistry or computational biology. Experience in mass spectrometry, organotypic cell culture models and cell signaling desirable.

 

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
UNMC Link https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/37810
Dept. Pathology/Microbiology
Dept. Link https://www.unmc.edu/pathology/research/microbiology/chlamydia/index.html
Deadline Open until filled
Job Summary The Chlamydia Research Group, led by Drs. Scot Ouellette and Lisa Rucks, within the Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center is seeking Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the group. Chlamydia is an obligate intracellular bacterium that is the leading cause of bacterial sexually transmitted infections. Opportunities exist to study this unique bacterium in the areas of chlamydial-host cell interactions, chlamydial physiology and molecular biology, and other areas of interest to the group. Ideal candidates will have a PhD obtained within the past three years in molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, or cell biology with related skill sets. Successful applicants will be highly motivated, independent, and hypothesis-driven scientists who will be expected to participate in training of graduate students, lab meetings, and other duties appropriate to an applicant’s career goals. UNMC has a vibrant research and medical community within the growing and affordable city of Omaha, NE. The Department of Pathology and Microbiology has over 60 faculty members, ~50 graduate students, and more than two dozen postdoctoral fellows and residents working in modern, well-equipped labs with state-of-the-art facilities. The Department has particular expertise in Gram-positive cocci and obligate intracellular pathogens. Application should include a cover letter describing research experience and interests (max. 2 pages), CV with complete list of publications, and names and contact information for three references.
Required Qualifications PhD obtained within the past three years in molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, or cell biology. Related research experience and skill sets.

 

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 Link https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/37515
Dept. MMI Occupational Therapy
Dept. Link https://www.unmc.edu/mmi/departments/ot/ot-training.html
Deadline  
Job Summary POST-DOCTORAL PEDIATRIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY RESIDENCY opportunity for advanced interdisciplinary clinical and leadership training in the provision of pediatric occupational therapy services for children and adolescents with developmental and related disabilities and their families is available for one year beginning July 1, 2018. Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, a member of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, is offering an AOTA approved pediatric residency and post-doctoral research associate position supported by LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) program sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Applicants must have graduated from a ACOTE approved doctoral OT program and be eligible for licensure in Nebraska by June 30, 2018. If interested in this position, please attach your CV and letter of interest. The University of Nebraska Medical Center is an EEO/AA employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Required Qualifications Applicants must have graduated from a ACOTE approved doctoral OT program and be eligible for licensure in Nebraska by June 30, 2018. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or have a permanent resident visa.

 

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
UNMC Link https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/37611
Dept. Surgery-General Surgery
Dept. Link https://www.unmc.edu/surgery/divisions/gensurg/research.html
Deadline  
Job Summary The Department of Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in an NCI-funded laboratory. Applicants must have an MD, PhD, or equivalent. The research will focus on developing large animal models of cancer, and will require expertise in cancer biology and methods of molecular biology, gene transfer, gene editing, biochemistry, cell biology, cell culture, and vertebrate animal models, including genetically-engineered mice. No prior experience with swine handling is required. The basic strategy will be derivation, characterization, and validation of novel cancer cell lines and viral vectors for in vivo studies. The project will be directed by Dr. Mark Carlson. An emphasis will be placed on laboratory technical expertise, scientific experimental design, problem-solving abilities, collaborative skills, communication skills (written and oral), and grantsmanship. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience. Applications are now being accepted online at http://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/37473. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Required Qualifications MD, PhD, or equivalent
Expertise in cancer biology and methods of molecular biology, gene transfer, gene editing, biochemistry, cell biology, cell culture, and vertebrate animal models, including genetically-engineered mice

 

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
UNMC Links

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/37639

https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/37637

Dept. Neurological Sciences
Dept. Link https://www.unmc.edu/neurologicalsciences/index.html
Deadline  
Job Summary

Work in the DICON Laboratory and MEG Center with the PI 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. Help prepare research progress reports and grant applications, publications, and institutional review board and other compliance reports as directed. Work as directed with collaborators internal and external to UNMC.

Required Qualifications 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

 

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  
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.