Postdoctoral Research Associate
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|Department||Pharmacology/Exp Neuroscience 50000523|
|Business Unit(College/Institute)||College of Medicine|
|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)|
Immediate opening for a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate to join a developing molecular biology group for delivery of CRISPR Therapeutics towards HIV elimination. The research seeks to merge revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 technology with state-of-the-art nanoformulation technologies for targeted excision of integrated proviral DNA. Knowledge in recombinant DNA technologies, gene delivery, and mRNA CRISPR/Cas9 is required. Experience in HIV-1 biology and disease pathogenesis is helpful but not mandatory. To accelerate established efforts, team requires the candidate to partner with on-site scientists with virological, animal model and theranostic expertise. The program was the first the eliminate HIV-1 from a live animal and seeks to extend prior successes with improved gene recognition, delivery and exclusion of off-target toxicities. The overarching goal is HIV cure with a focus on CRISPR based gene editing of virus, viral receptors and required transcriptional factors.
Ph.D. in Molecular or cell biology, immunology or related field.
Knowledge in recombinant DNA technologies, gene delivery, and mRNA CRISPR/Cas9 is required.
Experiences in basic and applied molecular biology and prior mRNA or CRISPR-Cas9 research knowledge required for system characterization.
Experience in HIV-1 biology and disease pathogenesis is helpful but not mandatory.
PCR, qPCR, western blot, cloning, cell culture.
Strong knowledge mRNA based gene editing.
Research experience with mice would be desirable
The candidate should have basic understanding of CRISPR Cas9 based gene editing (knock out knock in). Prior expertise in lentiviral/CRISPR vector design is preferred. Providing oversight and troubleshooting in basic and applied molecular biology is required that include, but not limited to, DNA/RNA extraction, restriction digestion, PCR, RT-qPCR, virus production, viral titration, transformation, transfection and transduction. The ability to work independently and cooperatively is essential. Candidates must have good writing and communication skills. Ample opportunities for career development, grant writing and faculty appointments possible.
Working Environment & Physical Requirements
|Check the appropriate box(es) that best describes the Environment in which the primary function of the position is performed.||Lab environment, Animal facility, Other Environment|
|Other working environment||
Animal work will involve working with mice and rat. After proper training s/he will inject, take care of
|Bending, stooping, twisting||Occasionally|
|Sitting||Up to 2 hours|
|Walking||Up to 2 hours|
|Working on or around moving machinery||No|
|Changes of temperature/humidity||No|
|Work with laboratory animals||Yes|
|Operating hand/power tools||No|
|If you answered yes to any area above, please explain||
The scientist will work with small animals that will include collection of rodent blood and body fluids. They will work with different chemicals such as DOTAP, Ethanol etc. They might be occasionally exposed to Mild to moderate noise while instruments like Rotavap are running. They will wear PPE while working in the BSL 2 or BSL 3 laboratory! In vivo experiments will include handling mice/rat.
|If you selected any area above, please explain||
Keyboarding, pipetting, running assays, animal handling.
|Describe any other aspects and demands of the job not listed in this description.||
- Cover Letter
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Requisition Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you have, or will you possess in the near future, a Doctoral degree in the area(s) identified in this posting?
- * 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”
- * If you do not yet have the degree required for this position, what is your expected graduation date?(Open Ended Question)
- * How many published articles do you have?(Open Ended Question)
- * Of these published articles, how many are you first-author(Open Ended Question)
- * Please enter the name of your doctoral degree-granting institution.(Open Ended Question)
- * How many years of postgraduate research experience do you have as of the date you are submitting this application?(Open Ended Question)
- * 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)
- * How did you hear about this position?
- Employee Referral
- Job Fair
- Lincoln Journal Star
- Omaha World Herald
- UNMC Job Site
- * If Other, please specify the source. Otherwise, indicate NA.(Open Ended Question)
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