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Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Nebraska Medical Center UNMC Omaha, NE

Postdoctoral Research Associate


EEO Statement:
UNMC is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, including an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Location Omaha, NE
Requisition Number: 2023-107
Department Neurosurgery 50003929
Business Unit(College/Institute) College of Medicine
Reg-Temp Full-Time Regular
Work Schedule TBD by Patient Care, Research, Academic
Requisition Category Research - Academic
Requisition Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Job Title/Academic Rank Postdoctoral Research Associate
Additional Requisition Title
Appointment Type A1 - REG OTHER ACAD SAL
Salary Range Salary Commensurate with Experience
Job/EEO Category Professional Non-Faculty (Includes Other Academic)
Job Requisition Begin Date 03/31/2023
Position Qualification

Position Summary
The Department of Neurosurgery seeks a postdoctoral research associate for the lab of Stephen Gliske, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Gliske’s research group focuses on developing translational electrophysiology biomarkers using advanced statistical analysis of human data (intracranial EEG, microelectrode EEG, scape EEG, and MEG) with application areas of epilepsy, movement disorders, and sleep. Major projects include developing and translating biomarkers of seizure and eloquent cortex networks, analysis of microelectrode data recorded during implantation of deep brain stimulation electrodes, and projects involving intersection between sleep, electrophysiology and pathology. The specific projects assigned to the hired individual will be determined based on their background and interest and current needs in the lab. The ideal candidate will be seeking a career at the intersection of translational neuroscience, scientific computing and data science.
The Department of Neurosurgery is comprised of eleven faculty members and has numerous close associations with other clinical and basis science departments. Specialized services and expertise are offered in areas of functional and stereotactic neurosurgery, endovascular and cerebrovascular neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, complex spine and deformities, and surgical spine oncology.
As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care workforce, to finding cures and treatments for disease, providing the best care for patients, and to serve Nebraska and its communities through award-winning outreach.
Required qualifications include PhD in relevant field (applied math, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, physics, or other related field). Successful candidates for the role will have experience in data recording, curation, and analysis; be fluent in at least one programming/scripting language; and have advanced mathematical skills. Preference shall be given to candidates with significant experience analyzing EEG or MEG data; fluency in multiple programming language; and/or expertise in multivariate calculus, linear algebra, probability and statistics, and machine learning. Also preferred are excellent leadership, project management, and communication skills, the ability to run experiments independently, to analyze data and to plan future research direction, combined with excellent team skills. We seek a highly self-motivated, inquisitive scientist, with a track-record of publication in peer-reviewed journals.

The position is available immediately. Applications are being accepted online at Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Required Qualifications
  • PhD in relevant field (applied math, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, physics, or other related field).
  • Experience in data acquisition and/or analysis (MEG, EEG, or comparable)
  • Experience with advanced statistical methods, machine learning, and data science
  • Experience with Matlab and/or Python programming
Supplemental Qualifications
  • Fluency in at least one programming/scripting language (Matlab, Python, C++, Linux shell, etc.)
  • Advanced mathematical and statistical analysis skills, including machine learning, data science, multivariate calculus, linear algebra, probability and non-parametric statistics.
  • Experience with git or similar version control systems
  • Experience with multimodal 3D electrophysiology software (e.g., Fieldtrip, Brainstorm, etc.)
  • Extensive EEG and/or MEG data recording, curation, and analysis experience
  • Proven ability to conduct high-quality research evidenced by first author publications
  • Excellent leadership, project management, and communication skills
  • Ability to run projects from data collection through analysis, drafting and publication
  • Responsible independence with excellent team skills.

Working Environment & Physical Requirements


The information provided below best describes the Environment in which the primary function of the position is performed.
Check the appropriate box(es) that best describes the Environment in which the primary function of the position is performed. Office environment, Lab environment, Clinical environment
Other working environment

Bending, stooping, twisting Occasionally
Crawling Not Applicable
Driving Over 5 hours
Kneeling Occasionally
Reaching Occasionally
Sitting 2-5 hours
Standing Occasionally
Squatting Occasionally
Walking Occasionally

Atmospheric No
Blood/body fluids Yes
Chemical hazards No
Working on or around moving machinery No
Electrical current No
Noise No
Changes of temperature/humidity No
Wear PPE No
Work with laboratory animals No
Operating hand/power tools No
If you answered yes to any area above, please explain
May have exposure to blood borne pathogens and may be required to PPE.

Fine Manipulation NA
Repetitive Motion Yes, left and right
Grasping NA
If you selected any area above, please explain

Describe any other aspects and demands of the job not listed in this description.

EEO Statement

EEO Statement

EEO Statement
The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work and learning environment free from discrimination and harassment. UNMC is dedicated to creating an environment where everyone feels valued, respected and included. UNMC does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNMC complies with all local, state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. 

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. C.V.
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Other Doc

Requisition Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have, or will you possess in the near future, a Doctoral degree in the area(s) identified in this posting?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If you have not yet graduated, can you provide an enrollment verification or enrollment certificate with expected graduation date from your university or institution? This can be uploaded as "other document"
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * If you do not yet have the degree required for this position, what is your expected graduation date?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How many published articles do you have?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Of these published articles, how many are you first-author

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please enter the name of your doctoral degree-granting institution.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * How many years of postgraduate research experience do you have as of the date you are submitting this application?

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Please select one of the following
    • I am a U.S. citizen
    • I am a non-citizen national of the U.S.
    • I am a permanent resident (Green card holder)
  9. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Careerlink
    • Employee Referral
    • HERC
    • Indeed
    • Job Fair
    • Lincoln Journal Star
    • Linkedin
    • Omaha World Herald
    • UNMC Job Site
    • Facebook
    • NEWorks
    • Handshake
    • Other
  10. * If Other, please specify the source. Otherwise, indicate NA.

    (Open Ended Question)

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providedProvided by company
Full-time Employee
Date Posted March 31, 2023
Requisition 2023-107
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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