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Senior Scientist

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Requisition Details

Vaccination Requirement

The University of Nebraska Medicine Center (UNMC) requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, staff, and faculty. All employees must be fully vaccinated unless they have requested and been approved for an exemption based on a recognized medical reason, a sincerely held religious belief, or a pre-approved, 100% remote work agreement. Fully vaccinated means having received one dose of a single dose COVID-19 vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) or both doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination series (Moderna and Pfizer).

As a prospective and/or a new employee at UNMC, you will be/are required to comply with the UNMC’s vaccination protocol. Non-faculty new hires, rehires and transfers will have five (5) days from the date of hire to provide proof of partial or full vaccination or to request a medical or religious exemption. Non-faculty new hires, rehires and transfers with proof of partial vaccination may have up to thirty-five (35) days from the hire date to be in full compliance with this policy. Non-faculty new hires, rehires and transfers who receive a denial of a request for medical or religious exemption will be given five (5) business days from exemption denial notification date to provide proof of compliance with this policy. Non-faculty new hires, rehires and transfers with no approved exemption who fail to comply with this policy will be separated.

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: Staff_11704
Department Pathology/Microbiology 50000521
Business Unit College of Medicine
Reg-Temp Full-Time Regular
Work Schedule Mon - Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, occasional evenings/weekends
Remote/Telecommuting No remote/telecommute opportunity
Position Summary
Trained Microbiologist is required to conduct experiments related to the biology of Chlamydia species. Designs, performs and interprets controlled microbiological experiments that examines the basic physiology and microbiology of Chlamydia. Knowledge of and practical application of chlamydial genetic tools is a requirement. Participates in the writing of manuscripts, submission of grant applications, and presentation of data at local, national, and international scientific meetings, as well as in the training pre- and post-doctoral trainees in the laboratory.
Position Details
Additional Information
Posting Category Research - Non Academic
Working Title Senior Scientist
Job Title Research/Ag Specialist
Salary Grade RA24S
Appointment Type B1 - REG MGR PROF SALARY
Salary Range $63,800 - $95,700/annual
Job Requisition Begin Date 09/22/2022
Application Review Date 10/03/2022
Review Date Information:
Initial application review will begin on the date provided in the field above. Applications received prior to this review date will be considered. Applications received after the review date may be considered.

Required and Preferred Qualifications

Required Education: Master's degree or equivalent
If any degree major/training is required, please specify the type. (NOTE: Concentration and minors are not equivalent to a major)
Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, or related scientific field.
(Will consider related PhD and one year of related experience)
Required Experience 3 years
If any experience is required, please specify what kind of experience:
Experience in chlamydial genetic techniques and other field-specific methods.
(Will consider related PhD and one year of related experience)
Required License No
If yes, what is the required licensure/certification?
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook
Required Other Computer Applications: Scientific data analysis software
Required Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Proficient in executing multiple, simultaneous projects in a time-efficient
  • manner.
  • Ability to analyze, document and interpret scientific and statistical data.
  • Able to author technical papers, reports, or program plans for both technical
  • and non-technical audiences.
Preferred Education: Doctoral degree
If any degree/training is preferred, please specify the type:
Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, or related scientific field.
Preferred Experience:
Postdoctoral training.
Preferred License: No
If yes, what is the preferred licensure/certification?:
Preferred Computer Applications:
Preferred Other Computer Applications: Sequencing analysis software
Preferred Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Skilled in of microbiology methodology and techniques, including DNA sequencing.
  • Able to conduct Chlamydia related research.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in an environment of collaboration and tight deadlines.
  • Experience in grant application process.
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