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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: 2023-380
Department Biochem and Molecular Biology 50000510
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 11/10/2023
Position Qualification

Position Summary
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) seeks a postdoctoral
research associate for the lab of Surinder Batra, PhD and Afshin Salehi, MD, MS,
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery and BMB, University of Nebraska
Medical Center. Dr. Salehi’s lab is at the forefront of research in brain cancer therapeutics. Our work focuses on developing and validating preclinical models for the treatment of neuro-oncological diseases. Dr. Salehi has pioneered a laser interstitial thermal therapy mouse model and previously studied blood-brain barrier breakdown in patient-derived xenograft mouse glioma models. His current focus is on engineering nanoparticles for more targeted laser therapeutics and exploring new drug discovery for pediatric high-grade gliomas using connectivity mapping. Additionally, we are actively involved in developing a new syngeneic mouse model for research. Our lab is dedicated to devising novel treatments for pediatric high-grade gliomas through new drug trials, the study of the tumor immune microenvironment, and laser therapies. The post-doc will be working on these projects, using new technologies.
Required Qualifications
PhD in scientific field
Supplemental Qualifications
Previous experience with tissue culture, basic molecular and biochemistry assays,
handling mouse lines, histology staining and imaging, and intracranial injections.
Incumbent will apply their technical skills to translational projects that can improve
laser neuro-oncological therapeutics and can be easily applied to clinical setting
leading to clinical trials

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, Animal facility
Other working environment

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

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 No
Work with laboratory animals Yes
Operating hand/power tools No
If you answered yes to any area above, please explain
All approved precautions will be used when working with lab hazards.

Fine Manipulation both
Repetitive Motion both
Grasping both
If you selected any area above, please explain
General lab pipetting and benchwork

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)
    • Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status
  9. * How did you hear about this position?
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    • Employee Referral
    • HERC
    • Indeed
    • Job Fair
    • Lincoln Journal Star
    • Linkedin
    • Omaha World Herald
    • UNMC Job Site
    • Facebook
    • NEWorks
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    • Other
  10. * If Other, please specify the source. Otherwise, indicate NA.

    (Open Ended Question)

Instant Answers
providedProvided by company
Full-time Employee
Date Posted November 11, 2023
Requisition 2023-380
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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