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Postdoctoral Research Fellow-Prion Disease (Microbiology & Immunology)

Creighton University
Omaha, Nebraska, US
Closing date
Jun 29, 2023

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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A postdoctoral position is available immediately in a prion disease research group in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at Creighton University. This NIH funded position will investigate the prion-like strain and axonal transport properties of a-synuclein. The goal of this work is to identify the a-synuclein and host factors that contribute to the varied clinical presentations observed across synucleinopathies.

The ideal candidate will be a recent Ph.D. graduate student with a neuroscience or microbiology background and experience with rodent models, surgical procedures and/or imaging. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who can provide intellectual input, project leadership, and can also work well within a group. The candidate will be joining a highly collaborative, vibrant, interdisciplinary and supportive laboratory environment.

Please read about our work here:

This position is 100% grant funded.

This position will work Monday to Friday, 8am-4:30pm, depending upon research needs position may require evening, weekend, and holiday work.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Doctorate Degree with a neuroscience or microbiology background and experience with rodent models, surgical procedures and/or imaging;
1-3 years experience;

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Strong ability to interpret data and to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues;
Strong work ethic;
Strong written and verbal communication skills;
Ability to work independently;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite to include Word, Excel; PowerPoint and Outlook;
Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays depending upon research needs

Physical Requirements:
Seeing: 75 - 100%
Hearing: 50 - 74%
Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 50 - 74%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 25 - 49 % (up to 20 lbs.)
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75-100%
Travel: No
Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: Yes
Working with Animals: Yes (rodents)

Additional Applicant Information:
Potential Applicants/Candidates are required to attach the following documents in the "attachments" tab of application:
A brief summary of your career goals and objectives;
Professional references (3)

AAP/EEO Statement:
Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

Disclosure Statement:
This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.

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