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Postdoctoral Research Fellow-Microbiology (JB)

Creighton University Omaha, NE
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A postdoctoral scholar "postdoc" is an individual holding a doctoral degree who is engaged in a temporary and defined period, typically less than 5 years, of mentored research and/or advanced scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue a career path of his/her choosing. Performs research under the supervision and mentorship of a more senior researcher, often called the postdoctoral advisor. Provides senior-level technical lab support by designing and performing experiments and research related tasks. Evaluates experiment results using complex statistical and multivariate analysis. Prepares data for publication and assists in writing grant proposals.


Specifically, we are seeking a highly motivated candidates who are interested in prion diseases. Our group studies prion strain biology, prion pathogenesis and the environmental fate of prions. We are interested in training a motivated postdoctoral fellow in areas of prion strain evolution using a combination of cutting-edge in vitro techniques and in vivo transmission studies. We are interested in understanding the molecular basis of how prion strains evolve and adapt to new environments and how strain tropism, strain interference and strain dynamics contribute to this process. The candidate will be expected to develop the project independently and will also have the opportunity to interact and participate in other studies of our multidisciplinary group of prion researchers. Our group highly values creativity and independence in a collaborative and collegial academic environment.

Successful candidates will have a recent doctorate in areas related to protein misfolding diseases or virology, supported by strong publications. Prior experience in protein biochemistry or evolutionary biology would be advantageous.

Please note, position is Grant Funded

This position will work Monday to Friday; 8am-4\:30pm; depending upon research needs position may require evening, weekend, and holiday work.  

A postdoctoral scholar "postdoc" is an individual holding a doctoral degree who is engaged in a temporary and defined period, typically less than 5 years, of mentored research and/or advanced scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue a career path of his/her choosing. Performs research under the supervision and mentorship of a more senior researcher, often called the postdoctoral advisor. Provides senior-level technical lab support by designing and performing experiments and research related tasks. Evaluates experiment results using complex statistical and multivariate analysis. Prepares data for publication and assists in writing grant proposals.


Specifically, we are seeking a highly motivated candidates who are interested in prion diseases. Our group studies prion strain biology, prion pathogenesis and the environmental fate of prions. We are interested in training a motivated postdoctoral fellow in areas of prion strain evolution using a combination of cutting-edge in vitro techniques and in vivo transmission studies. We are interested in understanding the molecular basis of how prion strains evolve and adapt to new environments and how strain tropism, strain interference and strain dynamics contribute to this process. The candidate will be expected to develop the project independently and will also have the opportunity to interact and participate in other studies of our multidisciplinary group of prion researchers. Our group highly values creativity and independence in a collaborative and collegial academic environment.

Successful candidates will have a recent doctorate in areas related to protein misfolding diseases or virology, supported by strong publications. Prior experience in protein biochemistry or evolutionary biology would be advantageous.

Please note, position is Grant Funded

This position will work Monday to Friday; 8am-4\:30pm; depending upon research needs position may require evening, weekend, and holiday work.  

Qualifications\:

Doctorate Degree in areas related to protein misfolding diseases or virology;

1-3 years' experience;

Experience in protein biochemistry or evolutionary biology would be advantageous

  

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities\:

Strong ability to interpret data and to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues;

Strong work ethic, excellent written and communication skills, and the ability to work independently;

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite to include Word, Excel; PowerPoint and Outlook;

Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays depending upon research needs


Required Documents and/or Attachments\:

Applicants should submit a single PDF that contains a cover letter, CV, relevant prior publications, and three references with contact information to jbartz@creighton.edu

  

Physical Requirements\:

Seeing\: 75 - 100%

Hearing\: 50 - 74%

Standing/Climbing/Mobility\: 50 - 74%

Lifting/Pulling/Pushing\: 25 - 49 % (pound\: 20 lbs.)

Fingering/Grasping/Feeling\: 75-100%

Travel\: No

Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens\: Yes

  

AAP/EEO Statement\:

Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

 

Disclosure Statement\:

This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.















Job Details

Date Posted April 19, 2019
Date Closes April 18, 2020
Requisition 190164
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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