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Developmental Neuroscience Faculty

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Requisition Details


Location Omaha, NE
Requisition Number: 2017 - 183
Department MMI Developmental Neuroscience 50007175
Business Unit(College/Institute) Munroe-Meyer Institute


Reg-Temp Full-Time Regular
Work Schedule 40+ hours per week
Requisition Category Faculty
Requisition Title Developmental Neuroscience Faculty
Job Title/Academic Rank Faculty Developmental Neuroscience
Additional Requisition Title
Appointment Type DOQ - DEPENDS ON QUALS
Salary Range
Job/EEO Category Faculty
Job Requisition Begin Date 07/20/2017

Position Qualification

Position Summary

The Munroe Meyer-Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center invites applications for a tenure-track position in Developmental Neuroscience. Of particular interest to this search are candidates using molecular, genetic, physiological, and related approaches to study the etiologies, pathogenesis, and mechanisms of intellectual disabilities and neurodevelopmental disorders. Applications at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor levels are welcome from candidates with Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degrees. The salary and start-up package will be competitive and appropriate to the level of appointment. The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of research achievement and the ability to attract significant extramural research support, and will be expected to lead an independent, collaborative program of research and academic activity.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applications require PDF attachments of a cover letter, CV, description of research accomplishments and future research plans, and names and contact information of three individuals who can provide letters of reference.

Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Questions may be directed to Shelley D. Smith, Ph.D. at with the subject line DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROSCIENCE SEARCH.

The Munroe Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation is a federally designated University Center of Excellence for Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service. The Developmental Neuroscience group is located on one floor of the Durham Research Center II, one of a pair of research towers that house an active group of UNMC scientists in cell biology, pharmacology, neurodegenerative disorders, nanomedicine, and molecular genetics, and is directly across from the new Buffett Cancer Center. Available resources include Next Generation genomics, proteomics, mouse genome engineering, confocal, multiphoton, and super-resolution imaging, and a state-of-the-art animal care facility among others. In addition, the faculty of the Munroe Meyer Institute includes clinical and behavioral psychologists, M.D. geneticists, and a clinical molecular and cytogenetics laboratory with a strong patient base.

Required Qualifications

MD, PhD, or MD/PhD
Proficiency in English both spoken and written is required.

Supplemental Qualifications

Experience in Neuroscience Research consistent with the goals and mission of the Munroe-Meyer Institute. Successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal and team building skills.

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

This person will be a PI in an academic environment. Research work and supervison of junior researchers in a laboratory environment is a part of the position.


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


Atmospheric Yes
Blood/body fluids Yes
Chemical hazards Yes
Working on or around moving machinery No
Electrical current Yes
Noise Yes
Changes of temperature/humidity No
Wear PPE Yes
Work with laboratory animals Yes
Operating hand/power tools Yes
If you answered yes to any area above, please explain

This person will be a PI in a biomedical research laboratory conducting and supervising experiments. Gloves, eye protection, and masks may be required for specific projects.


Fine Manipulation Yes - Both
Repetitive Motion No
Grasping Yes - Both
If you selected any area above, please explain

This person will be a PI in a biomedical research laboratory conducting and supervising experiments. Manual dexterity, fine motor skills, and ability to use small and micro tools is necessary.


Describe any other aspects and demands of the job not listed in this description.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. C.V.
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Doc
Optional Documents

Requisition Specific Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this position?
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  2. * If Other, please specify the source. Otherwise, indicate NA.

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