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Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Requisition Details


Location Omaha, NE
Requisition Number: 2017 - 214
Department COP Pharmaceutical Science 50000722
Business Unit(College/Institute) College of Pharmacy


Reg-Temp Full-Time Regular
Work Schedule M-F, 8am-4:30pm, 40 hours
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 08/14/2017

Position Qualification

Position Summary

A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, NE. The successful candidate will work under the direction of Prof. Corey Hopkins ( to synthesize, purify and characterize libraries of small molecules for biological and/or DMPK evaluation. Also under Dr. Hopkins’ direction, the successful candidate will develop structure activity relationships and design new targets with the potential to provide improved compounds and deliver novel therapeutics. The Hopkins Lab resides in the new state-of-the-art Pharmacy Drug Discovery Research building on the campus of UNMC in Omaha.

Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD degree in organic or medicinal chemistry with a strong publication record. Substantial experience in synthetic organic chemistry including associated common laboratory techniques (handling of air and moisture sensitive reagents, liquid chromatography purification, TLC, LCMS, proton and carbon NMR, etc.) are required.

Supplemental Qualifications

Experience in the synthesis of complex small molecules is preferred and experience in cell-based assays would be a plus. Good written and oral communication skills are essential.

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
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 Not Applicable
Walking Occasionally


Atmospheric No
Blood/body fluids No
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 No
Operating hand/power tools No
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working in lab setting


Fine Manipulation both
Repetitive Motion both
Grasping both
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working in lab and running experiments


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Applicant Documents

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

Requisition Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?
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    • Employee Referral
    • HERC
    • Indeed
    • Job Fair
    • Lincoln Journal Star
    • Linkedin
    • Omaha World Herald
    • UNMC Job Site
    • Other
  2. * If Other, please specify the source. Otherwise, indicate NA.

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