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Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Nebraska Medical Center UNMC Omaha, NE
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Postdoctoral Research Associate

GENERAL REQUISITION INFORMATION

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: 2024 - 186
Department Pharmacology/Exp Neuroscience 50000523
Business Unit(College/Institute) College of Medicine
FTE:
100
Reg-Temp Full-Time Regular
Work Schedule TBD by Research Needs
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 05/24/2024
Position Qualification

Position Summary
The Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience at the University of Nebraska Medical Center invites applications for TWO postdoctoral research positions. We are seeking exceptionally motivated and talented individuals to join our dynamic team, dedicated to pioneering research at the intersection of HIV infection, drug abuse, neuroinflammation and aging.

As part of the cutting-edge research projects, you will advance our understanding of how these factors contribute to neuroinflammation. Responsibilities include designing and conducting innovative experiments, analyzing complex mechanisms, writing high-impact manuscripts, and contributing to competitive grant applications. This position offers an unparalleled opportunity for professional growth and development within a collaborative and vibrant research environment, providing access to state-of-the-art facilities.

We are looking for candidates with a strong background in neurobiology and neurobehavior in the context of neuropathogenesis and inflammation. Proficiency in advanced molecular and cellular techniques, along with experience in neurobiology and a proven track record of scientific excellence is required. Ideal candidates will have experience in critical areas such as neuronal culturing and spine density assessments, microglial functional and structural analysis, and rodent behavioral experiments, cell signaling relating to inflammation, ferroptosis and pyroptosis. Expertise in dysregulated autophagy, mitophagy, and lysosomal dysfunction is desirable.

To succeed in this role, candidates must demonstrate exceptional communication skills, a strong independent work ethics, and the ability to collaborate effectively with a multidisciplinary team. Above all, we seek individuals passionate about making groundbreaking contributions to the field of neurobiology.

If you are ready to take on this exciting challenge and make a significant impact in the field, we encourage you to apply. Join us in our mission to advance scientific discovery and improve health outcomes through innovative research. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Required Qualifications
Ph.D. in biological sciences, biochemistry, immunology, pharmacology, physiology, or pathology.

Supplemental Qualifications
Ability to write manuscripts, give presentations and think independently.

Working Environment & Physical Requirements

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

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. Lab environment, Animal facility
Other working environment
NA
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT

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

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 Yes
Radiation
Operating hand/power tools No
If you answered yes to any area above, please explain
Candidate will be exposed to laboratory chemicals, and centrifuges which would be noisy. Will also be wearing PPE when working with animals (rodents)
Hand/Wrists

Fine Manipulation Both
Repetitive Motion Both
Grasping Both
If you selected any area above, please explain
Pipetting and keyboarding will involve repetitive motion and grasping
Addtional

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
  1. 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?
    • 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 May 24, 2024
Requisition 2024 - 186
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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