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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: 2023-273
Department Pathology/Microbiology 50000521
Business Unit(College/Institute) College of Medicine
Reg-Temp Full-Time Regular
Work Schedule TBD
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 09/01/2023
Position Qualification

Position Summary
The Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center is seeking an outstanding candidate for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position to focus on virus-host interactions, particularly related to the cancer-related viruses like Human Papillomavirus, and emerging viruses as well. Studies in the joint research laboratory for Dr. Jian Xie and Dr. Pengwei Zhang are focused on the virus-host interactions in infections and innate immunity, and develop novel antiviral therapeutics (Xie et al, Science Advances 2021; Xie et al., Cell Reports 2020; Zhang et al, PNAS 2020; Zhang et al., Cell 2018). The successful candidate will be provided mentor-based training and take advantage of the breakthrough knowledge and technologies developed by the PIs. The individual will design and perform virology, biochemistry, and cell and molecular biology experiments in the fields of virus-host interactions. The individual will be involved in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; oral presentation of data at local, state, and national meeting; manuscript preparation, and grant writing; overseeing graduate students and other operation duties as appropriate. The individual is expected to the creative and innovative in designing new ideas to the projects. Salary is commensurate with experience and NIH guideline for Postdoctoral researchers. Interested candidates should submit their CV, a cover letter indicating their research interests, experience and career goals, and contact information for 3 references to: Jian Xie ( via
Required Qualifications
Ph.D. in virology/microbiology, cell biology, biochemistry, immunology, genetics, biological sciences, or related field.
Supplemental Qualifications
  • Experience in molecular and cellular biology skill sets is required.
  • Direct experience with proteomics, lipid and liposome study, live cell imaging or super-resolution, virology, protein biochemistry, or RNA seq is preferred.

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
Other working environment

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

Atmospheric Yes
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 No
Operating hand/power tools No
If you answered yes to any area above, please explain
PPE includes lab coat, gloves and mask

Fine Manipulation Both
Repetitive Motion Both
Grasping Both
If you selected any area above, please explain
Lab techniques require the use of both sets of hands and wrists

Describe any other aspects and demands of the job not listed in this description.
Ability to visualize lab experiments and results in physical and computer methods.

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 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. * How many published articles do you have?

      (Open Ended Question)

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

      (Open Ended Question)

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

      (Open Ended Question)

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

      (Open Ended Question)

    7. * 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)
      • Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status
    8. * 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
    9. * If Other, please specify the source. Otherwise, indicate NA.

      (Open Ended Question)

    Instant Answers
    providedProvided by company
    Full-time Employee
    Date Posted September 2, 2023
    Requisition 2023-273
    Located In Omaha, NE
    Job Type Full-time Employee
    SOC Category 00-0000.00

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