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Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Requisition Details


Location Omaha, NE
Requisition Number: 2015-177
Department Int Med Rheumatology 50000594
Business Unit(College/Institute) College of Medicine


Reg-Temp Full-Time Regular
Work Schedule M-F; 8-5 or as adjusted for laboratory work
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 06/15/2015

Position Qualification

Position Summary

A funded postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Geoffrey M. Thiele, Ph.D. in the Department of Internal Medicine/Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, NE, USA. The candidate will direct independent projects related to the role of the immune system in the development and/or progression of Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). More specifically, the role that two unique post-translational modifications (malondialdehyde-acetaldehyde adduct [MAA] and citrullination) play in driving tolerance loss to result in anti-citrulline autoimmune responses characteristic of RA (Thiele GM, Duryee MJ, Anderson DR, Klassen LW, Mohring S, Young KA, Benissan-Messan D, Sayles H, Dusad A, Hunter C, Sokolove J, Robinson W, O’Dell JR, Nicholas A, Tuma DJ, Mikuls TR. Malondialdehyde-Acetaldehyde Adducts (MAA) and anti-MAA Antibody in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis and Rheumatology. 67(3):645-655, 2015. PMID 25417811). The Experimental Immunology Group at UNMC offers a collaborative multi-disciplinary environment for the study of Rheumatic diseases.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate must possess a M.D., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in immunology or a related immunology-intensive background and have excellent written and oral communication skills. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Supplemental Qualifications

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 Occasionally
Crawling Occasionally
Driving Not Applicable
Kneeling Occasionally
Reaching Occasionally
Sitting 2-5 hours
Standing 2-5 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 No
Work with laboratory animals Yes
Operating hand/power tools No
If you answered yes to any area above, please explain

Routine laboratory work could include possible exposure to chemical hazards, biohazards and bodily fluids.


Fine Manipulation Both
Repetitive Motion Both
Grasping Both
If you selected any area above, please explain

Laboratory work requires the ability to use both hands for this research.


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Applicant Documents

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

Requisition Specific Questions

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