The Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy is recruiting a postdoctoral trainee to pursue exciting research areas in normal/malignant hematopoiesis, and fundamental problems in cellular regulation, including epigenetics. The laboratory is located in the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, which provides a highly collaborative scholarly environment for conducting innovative basic and translational/clinical research.
We utilize diverse approaches to understand biological and mechanistic processes, including stem and progenitor cell function, blood cell development, and pathologies including cancer and bone marrow failure disorders. These studies involve genomics, proteomics, CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, computational analysis, and powerful molecular, cellular, and biochemical methodologies in primary cells and mice. Postdoctoral trainees have opportunities to advance high-impact research projects in these areas, gain expertise in fellowship/grant/manuscript writing, and hone their critical thinking and presentation skills to prepare for careers in academia, private sector or other venues.
The successful candidate shall hold a Ph.D., have no more than two prior years of postdoctoral experience, have published at least one important first-author paper from their doctoral research and have good communication/interaction skills.
Experience in cell culture, flow cytometry, and mouse modeling are preferred.
A vital enterprise in the nation’s heartland, the University of Nebraska Medical Center has its eye on improving the future of health care in Nebraska and beyond. As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC also is committed to embracing the richness of diversity, and is a major economic engine for the state of Nebraska. Led by Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., UNMC has six colleges, two institutes and a graduate studies program, serving nearly 4,000 students in more than two dozen programs. Our physician assistant program was recently ranked ninth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and our primary care program was ranked 17. The university’s physical therapy, pharmacy and public health programs also are ranked among the top in the country.
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