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Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Requisition Details


Location Omaha, NE
Requisition Number: 2017 - 158
Department Pharmacology/Exp Neuroscience 50000523
Business Unit(College/Institute) College of Medicine


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 06/20/2017

Position Qualification

Position Summary

The department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience at the University of Nebraska Medical Center is recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the laboratory of Dr. Siddappa Byrareddy. Research interests include the development of an effective AIDS vaccine in a nonhuman primate model of human HIV infection using molecular biology, virology, immunology, systems biology, proteomic and genomic tools to understand host-virus dynamics and prevention strategies of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases in general.

The successful candidate will be able to:

Develop and demonstrate a thorough understanding of the current scientific literature relating to the research topics.

Have advanced theoretical understanding of work being performed and remain abreast of changes and developments in the field of research.

Have understanding of HIV/SIV reservoirs and strong motivation to harness this knowledge for drug discovery.

Under minimal supervision, design and conduct research experiments related to NIH funded projects. Ideal candidates will be highly motivated to contribute to existing programs as well as to develop their own research program.

Prepare manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals and assist in grant writing.

Communicate study results in a public setting, such as conferences, and establish a network of professional relationships.

Provide work coordination to technicians and guidance to graduate students as needed.

Work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment, conceptualizing and prioritizing objectives and exercising independent judgment.

Candidates will be expected to to perform necropsies and surgical procedures on research animals.

Applications must include your CV, a cover letter summarizing your past experience, research interests and career goals, and three letters of recommendation, signed, on letterhead, describing the relationship to the applicant, past work/academic performance, work qualities/personal conduct and an overall assessment of potential for success in research environment. For consideration, please apply at Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in immunology, virology, infectious diseases or molecular biology with practical hands-on experience handling NHPs

Excellent oral and written communication skills with a strong publication record

Proven ability to work effectively both independently and as a part of a cross-functional team

Ability to effectively plan and organize work activities, and prioritize task completion to meet schedules and deadlines.

Extensive experience in standard research protocols including molecular biology, virology, and cellular immunology. Techniques include but are not limited to cell culture, immunoassays, and quantitative PCR

Highly skilled in primer designing, site directed mutagenesis, and RT- PCR.

Extensive working experience using flow cytometry (preferably FlowJo Software Analysis) preferred.

Supplemental Qualifications

DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine).

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. Lab environment, Animal facility
Other working environment



Bending, stooping, twisting Occasionally
Crawling Not Applicable
Driving Not Applicable
Kneeling Occasionally
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 Yes
Changes of temperature/humidity No
Wear PPE Yes
Work with laboratory animals Yes
Operating hand/power tools No
If you answered yes to any area above, please explain

working in animal facility and bsl


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

necropsy, pipetting, keyboarding


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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    • UNMC Job Site
    • Other
  2. * If Other, please specify the source. Otherwise, indicate NA.

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