Postdoctoral Research Associate in Virology

University of Nebraska Medical Center UNMC
Omaha, NE
Closing date
Sep 26, 2023
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Virology GENERAL REQUISITION INFORMATION

EEO Statement: UNMC is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, including an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Location Omaha, NE Requisition Number: 2022-361 Department Pathology/Microbiology 50000521 Business Unit(College/Institute) College of Medicine FTE: 100 Reg-Temp Full-Time Regular Work Schedule M-F: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, some evenings and weekends Requisition Category Research - Academic Requisition Title Postdoctoral Research Associate in Virology Job Title/Academic Rank Postdoctoral Research Associate in Virology 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 11/18/2022 Position Qualification

Position Summary A postdoctoral position in virology is available immediately to join a newly established and highly dynamic research group of Dr. Jared Evans in the Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine. The research will focus on virus emergence through elucidating host interactions, pathogenesis, and evolution mechanisms. Our laboratory employs novel microfluidic droplet technologies to characterize individual infection events in single cells. Further, our laboratory has state-of-the-art BSL-2 and -3 facilities, which are fully equipped to carry out cutting-edge infectious disease studies. In addition, we have access to a wide variety of research core facilities. Lab website:
The ideal candidate will have substantial knowledge of molecular biology and virology, demonstrated success as a recent PhD graduate with no more than three years post-graduate experience, creative out-of-the box thinking, and willingness to join and work with a new and growing research team. The selected virology postdoctoral researcher will have extensive and complementary interactions within the highly collaborative environment of the Department, which will allow a new postdoctoral fellow to integrate in a wider community of microbiologists and clinicians. The successful candidate will assist with project planning, data management, workflow design, and other tasks as needed, including data analysis and generation of status reports. Good communication skills are a must, with demonstrated independent-thinking and problem-solving ability. Experience using databases is recommended. The research projects are expected to generate high impact publications and provide a postdoctoral fellow with an excellent opportunity for further career development in academia as an independent principal investigator or pharmaceutical companies. Candidates should submit their cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names of three references as "other documents" to Dr. Evans through this posting Required Qualifications
  • PhD degree in virology or related scientific field of study
  • No more than three years post-graduate experience
Supplemental Qualifications
  • Virology research experience and techniques
  • Skilled in database management

Working Environment & Physical Requirements WORKING ENVIRONMENT

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 Other working environment NA PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT

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

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 No Radiation Operating hand/power tools No If you answered yes to any area above, please explain Lab coat, gloves, and mask Hand/Wrists

Fine Manipulation Both Repetitive Motion Both Grasping Both If you selected any area above, please explain Laboratory techniques require the above Addtional

Describe any other aspects and demands of the job not listed in this description. Ability to visualize test results and data. EEO Statement EEO Statement

EEO Statement The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work and learning environment free from discrimination and harassment. UNMC is dedicated to creating an environment where everyone feels valued, respected and included. UNMC does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNMC complies with all local, state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. C.V.
  3. Other Doc
Optional Documents
    Requisition Specific Questions
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    1. * Do you have, or will you possess in the near future, a Doctoral degree in the area(s) identified in this posting?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. * If you have not yet graduated, can you provide an enrollment verification or enrollment certificate with expected graduation date from your university or institution? This can be uploaded as "other document"
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      • No
    3. * If you do not yet have the degree required for this position, what is your expected graduation date?
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    4. * How many published articles do you have?
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    5. * Of these published articles, how many are you first-author
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    6. * Please enter the name of your doctoral degree-granting institution.
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    7. * How many years of postgraduate research experience do you have as of the date you are submitting this application?
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