Postdoctoral Research Associate in Parasitology

University of Nebraska Medical Center UNMC
Omaha, NE
Closing date
Oct 4, 2023

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Parasitology 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: 2023-276 Department Pathology/Microbiology 50000521 Business Unit(College/Institute) College of Medicine FTE: 100 Reg-Temp Full-Time Regular Work Schedule TBD Requisition Category Research - Academic Requisition Title Postdoctoral Research Associate in Parasitology Job Title/Academic Rank Postdoctoral Research Associate in Parasitology 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 09/01/2023 Position Qualification

Position Summary An NIH-funded postdoctoral position in parasitology is available immediately to study Plasmodium falciparum antimalarial drug resistance mechanisms in the highly dynamic research group of Dr. Caroline Ng in the Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine. The research focuses on the malaria parasite proteasome, ubiquitination, and stress responses in the context of drug resistance. Our laboratory employs cellular and molecular biology techniques, proteomics, and bioinformatics techniques. Our laboratory has state-of-the-art BSL-2 facilities, which are fully equipped to carry out studies on Plasmodium falciparum . In addition, we have access to a wide variety of research core facilities. Lab website:
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in cellular and molecular biology, malaria parasitology, demonstrated success as a recent PhD graduate, creative out-of-the box thinking, and willingness to join and work with a new and growing research team. The selected 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, graduate and undergraduate student training, 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. Bioinformatics skills are viewed favorably. 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 application to Dr. Ng through this posting Applications should include a cover letter describing research experience and interests (max. 2 pages), curriculum vitae with complete list of publications, and names and contact information for three references. Dr. Ng is committed to creating a laboratory environment that is non-discriminatory and she is active in creating and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practices. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Required Qualifications PhD degree in microbiology, parasitology, cellular/molecular biology, genetics, or related scientific field of study Supplemental Qualifications Research experience and techniques in parasite culture, parasite growth assays, genetic manipulation of malaria parasites and bacterial cloning, molecular/cellular biology, microscopy, proteomics, and skills in database mining and 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 Not Applicable 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 PPE will require lab coat, gloves and mask Hand/Wrists

Fine Manipulation Both Repetitive Motion Both Grasping Both If you selected any area above, please explain Lab techniques require the use of both sets of wrists and hands. Addtional

Describe any other aspects and demands of the job not listed in this description. Ability to visual laboratory results. 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.
Optional Documents
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Requisition Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  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"
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How many published articles do you have?
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  4. * Of these published articles, how many are you first-author
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  5. * Please enter the name of your doctoral degree-granting institution.
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  6. * How many years of postgraduate research experience do you have as of the date you are submitting this application?
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  7. * Please select one of the following:
    • I am a U.S. citizen
    • I am a non-citizen national of the U.S.
    • I am a permanent resident (green card holder)
    • Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status
  8. * How did you hear about this position?
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  9. * If Other, please specify the source. Otherwise, indicate NA.
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