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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Job Description

Requisition Details

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: 2022-341
Department Pharmacology/Exp Neuroscience 50000523
Business Unit(College/Institute) College of Medicine
Reg-Temp Full-Time Regular
Work Schedule TBD by Research Needs
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 10/24/2022

Position Qualification

Position Summary
The Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to elucidate mechanisms that contribute to heart failure in HIV infection using a humanized mouse model. The work entails generating and caring for humanized mice, infecting humanized mice with HIV, treating infected mice with anti-retroviral and other drugs, measuring and analyzing longitudinal cardiac functions (echo, EKG etc), analyzing blood and organs samples for proteins, inflammation markers using biochemical, immunohistochemical and immunofluorescence methods. Knowledge of cardiac myocyte isolation, contraction, evoked Ca2+ transients, metabolomics, proteomics and RNA sequencing advantageous. The candidate will also help train graduate students and assist with managing the day-to-day research activities in the lab. Interested applicants should upload (1) resume, (2) a one-page summary of previous research experience, and (3) three letters of recommendation as “other documents” with the application.
Required Qualifications
Ph.D. in Pharmacology/Physiology with knowledge in assessing in vivo cardiac function (echo, EKG) as indicated by peer reviewed research publication(s).
Supplemental Qualifications
Experience preferred in generating, breeding, handling and caring for transgenic mouse colonies, standard biochemical assays including immunohistochemistry/fluorescence, Western blots, etc, and willingness to work with infectious viruses.

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