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Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Requisition Details


Location Omaha, NE
Requisition Number: 2017 - 099
Department CON-Omaha Division 50000658
Business Unit(College/Institute) College of Nursing


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 04/13/2017

Position Qualification

Position Summary

Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRA) will engage in full-time advanced research training under the supervision and direction of faculty sponsor in the sponsor’s research program. PRAs are supported by the College and, as appropriate, by the sponsor’s grants. PRAs must relocate to the sponsor’s location for active participation in the sponsor’s program of research and to take advantage of the many interdisciplinary scientific opportunities afforded by the University.
Program goals focus on accelerating the trainee’s entry into a research career and include: 1) beginning implementing of a program of research; 2) the acquisition of grantsmanship skills such as written and oral communication, preparation of grant applications, and administering funded grants; 3) interdisciplinary collaboration with scientists from other fields; and 4) training in scientific integrity.
Expected Outcomes:
1) Demonstration of research methodology skills in one area beyond those used in the PhD dissertation;
2) Submission of research-based manuscripts for publication (findings from the PhD dissertation are a priority if not already published; 1-2 additional manuscripts are expected from postdoctoral training activities);
3) Identification of a future line of research, and collection and analysis of pilot data;
4) Preparation of a future funding proposal with planned submission to an appropriate funding agency;
5) Completion of coursework as determined by sponsor and fellow; and
6) Completion of a web-based training program in scientific integrity.

Required Qualifications

Doctorally prepared nurse applicants with evidence of past academic achievements and scholarly productivity are encouraged to apply. Match of interest with UNMC College of Nursing sponsor is paramount. One graduate degree in public health or nursing (master’s or doctorate) is required. Registered nursing license.

Supplemental Qualifications

Working Environment & Physical Requirements


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