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Research Assistant

University of Nebraska Medical Center UNMC Omaha, NE

Research Assistant


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: 2023-222
Department Surgery-Acute Care Surgery 50003925
Business Unit(College/Institute) College of Medicine
Reg-Temp Full-Time Regular
Work Schedule M-F 8-4:30 w/some weekends and evenings
Requisition Category Research - Academic
Requisition Title Research Assistant
Job Title/Academic Rank Research Assistant
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 07/11/2023
Position Qualification

Position Summary
We are seeking a Research Assistant to contribute to both basic science and clinical research activities in the Division of Acute Care Surgery (Trauma, Emergency General Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care). The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating and conducting high-quality research, developing a sophisticated understanding of trauma and acute care surgery, and effectively communicating research findings through presentations and publications. Key responsibilities will encompass planning and implementing a variety of research projects, in addition to documenting and evaluating these activities. The Research Assistant will also be required to ensure adherence to best clinical practices and research protocols. This position offers an opportunity for candidates to deepen their knowledge in trauma/acute care surgery, while playing a vital role in advancing research within our division.
Required Qualifications
MD, DO, or equivalent
Supplemental Qualifications
Experience with statistical data analysis, clinical research process, clinical data collection, surgical experience with animals.

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 Occasionally
Driving Occasionally
Kneeling Up to 2 hours
Reaching 2-5 hours
Sitting 2-5 hours
Standing Up to 2 hours
Squatting Up to 2 hours
Walking Up to 2 hours

Atmospheric No
Blood/body fluids Yes
Chemical hazards Yes
Working on or around moving machinery No
Electrical current No
Noise No
Changes of temperature/humidity No
Wear PPE Yes
Work with laboratory animals Yes
Operating hand/power tools No
If you answered yes to any area above, please explain
The successful candidate will be responsible for collection of blood and/or body fluid samples from human subjects. Chemical hazard exposure will be limited to those agents commonly found in a basic science laboratory, for which training and MSDS information will be provided in detail prior to potential exposure. Wearing PPE may be required in some clinical environments to collect blood and/or body fluid samples from human subjects. This position offers the opportunity to participate in basic science research involving animals models including (but not limited to) swine and rodents.

Fine Manipulation Both
Repetitive Motion Both
Grasping Both
If you selected any area above, please explain
Experiments involve methods of dissection or techniques that require repetitive grasping of tools (e.g., forceps and micropipettes) and fine manipulation.

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.
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

    Requisition Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Do you possess an MD, DO, MBBS or equivalent degree?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. * 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
    3. * If Other, please specify the source. Otherwise, indicate NA.

      (Open Ended Question)

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    providedProvided by company
    Full-time Employee
    Date Posted July 11, 2023
    Requisition 2023-222
    Located In Omaha, NE
    Job Type Full-time Employee
    SOC Category 00-0000.00

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