A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the Department of Pediatrics at UNMC. The person in this position will design, perform, and analyze experiments in bone and cartilage research. They will review, analyze, and report on relevant literature and assist in the preparation of manuscripts and grant applications. They will also supervise and teach specific techniques to undergraduate and graduate students working in the laboratory.
The selected candidate will gain experience in a number of cutting edge molecular and cellular biological techniques, biomechanical testing, nanoparticles for protein/drug delivery, and in vivo and post mortem animal imaging to be applied to bone and cartilage research.
PhD degree in genetics, cell biology, immunology, biomedical engineering, or a related field and/or an M.D. degree (or equivalent).
Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a cooperative, interactive group setting.
Good management skills and the ability to successfully perform laboratory maintenance duties.
Computer skills including word processing, data management, and digital imagery processing.
Bachelor of Science degree in a life science or related filed.
One to three years of research experience.
Strong working knowledge of molecular biology techniques.
Experience in performing histology and working with small animals, including transgenic and knockout mice.
Experience with behavioral testing equipment and biomechanical testing equipment.
Publication of scholarly articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
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