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Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Requisition Details


Location Omaha, NE
Requisition Number: 2017 - 225
Department Ob/Gyn Research Lab 50000603
Business Unit(College/Institute) College of Medicine


Reg-Temp Full-Time Regular
Work Schedule Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm
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 08/18/2017

Position Qualification

Position Summary

NIH and USDA-funded postdoctoral research associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. John S. Davis in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, NE to study molecular and cellular mechanisms regulating follicle development and corpus luteum function/regression. The studies use a variety of molecular and cellular techniques, RNA-seq, metabolomics, proteomics and lipidomics to understand the mechanisms of action of hormones and inflammatory cytokines. Candidates must have a PhD in biochemistry, molecular/cell biology, genetics, reproductive biology, or a related discipline. Opportunities exist to collaborate with other scientists both within and outside of UNMC. UNMC also provides trainees with opportunities for training in: · Basic, Applied, Clinical, and Translational Research, · Use of a variety of model organisms in research · Cutting edge methodologies in molecular and cellular biology, reproductive physiology, metabolomics, proteomics, epigenetics, and bioinformatics/genomics biology · Skills for successful professional development.
Applications will be reviewed as received and the position will be open until filled. Applications are being accepted online at In addition to a cover letter and cv, candidate should include names and electronic contact information for three professional references. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

PhD degree
Strong background in biochemistry, molecular cell biology, molecular genetics and animal physiology.
Experience/training Preferred in animal handling, breeding, genotyping and small animal surgery.

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. Lab environment
Other working environment

Typical biomedical research environment. The applicant needs to frequently handle experimental animals.


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


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 Yes
Work with laboratory animals Yes
Operating hand/power tools No
If you answered yes to any area above, please explain

Applicant needs to handle human and/or mouse blood / tissue samples


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

The applicant needs to perform biomedical analysis.


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

Applicant Documents

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

Requisition Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Careerlink
    • 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.

    (Open Ended Question)