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Director of Microbiology/Faculty Rank DOQ

University of Nebraska Medical Center UNMC
Omaha, Nebraska, US
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Jul 28, 2024

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Director of Microbiology/Faculty Rank DOQ


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: 2024 - 066 Department Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology 50000521 Business Unit(College/Institute) College of Medicine FTE: 100 Reg-Temp Full-Time Regular Work Schedule TBD Requisition Category Faculty Requisition Title Director of Microbiology/Faculty Rank DOQ Job Title/Academic Rank Director of Microbiology/Faculty Rank DOQ Additional Requisition Title Appointment Type DOQ - DEPENDS ON QUALS Salary Range Salary Commensurate with Experience Job/EEO Category Faculty Job Requisition Begin Date 02/26/2024 Position Qualification

Position Summary The Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) seeks outstanding applicants for the position of Director of Microbiology. The primary responsibilities include medical and scientific directorship, technical oversight, test development and validation using cutting-edge clinical laboratory platforms, and maintenance of licensure and accreditation. The Director will apply their expertise in medical microbiology, molecular diagnostics of infectious diseases, and microbiome science to oversee a complex clinical operation that supports the Nebraska Medicine health system and a robust outreach laboratory operation. Opportunities to impact population health through collaborations with the Nebraska Public Health Laboratory, which is housed on campus within the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, are available. Additional opportunities include collaboration with infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship colleagues in addition to faculty in the Global Center for Health Security and Nebraska Biocontainment Unit. The successful candidate will participate in leadership of professional laboratory staff, lead our accredited fellowship program in Clinical and Public Health Microbiology (ASM CPEP) and direct the laboratory in collaboration with the department chair and other departmental leaders. A track record of academic productivity is favorable, including evidence of scholarly achievements and funding for translational or basic science research projects. Candidates must hold an MD, MD/PhD, or PhD degree. Board certification in CP or AP/CP (for pathologists) or the American Board of Medical Microbiology (for Ph.D. candidates) is required. The successful candidate will contribute to training pathology residents, microbiology fellows, infectious diseases fellows, medical students, and other learners. Salary will be commensurate with experience and will include a competitive benefits package.

The Department of Pathology and Microbiology has over 70 faculty members working in modern, well-equipped laboratories with state-of-the-art facilities, including BSL3 and ABSL3 facilities. UNMC houses multiple core facilities to support novel and high impact research programs, including the Advanced Microscopy Core, the Electron Microscopy Core, the Proteomics Core, the Genomics and Epigenomics Cores, the Biomedical Informatics Core and others. Nebraska Medicine and UNMC, share the same mission to lead the world in transforming lives to create a healthy future for all individuals and communities through premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care. This leading tertiary academic healthcare system is home to over 10,000 employees that include nearly 1,100 physicians covering primary care and nearly all specialty areas. The Nebraska Medical Center is the state's largest hospital and for several consecutive years has been awarded best in state by U.S. News & World Report, listed as one of the 100 greatest hospitals in America by Becker's Hospital Review and included in Forbes best in state employers. A national leader in biosecurity and biopreparedness, UNMC is investing more than 1.3 billion dollars through Project NExT to further research and medical response to biomedical emergencies. In partnership with Nebraska Medicine, UNMC operates the National Quarantine Center, the Region 7 Emerging and Special Pathogens Treatment Center, and serves as a leader for rapid-response clinical research through the Special Pathogens Research Network. UNMC has a strong relationship with the Department of Defense, and houses one of 13 University Affiliated Research Centers (UARC) through the Nebraska University National Strategic Research Institute.

Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska and home to several Fortune 500 companies. This historic city is nestled along the Missouri River and boasts a rich cultural scene, safe family-friendly residential developments, and numerous public parks scattered across its various unique and historic neighborhoods. In addition to benefiting from local investment in the UNMC campus, local philanthropy supports a thriving entertainment scene including the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, Lauritzen Gardens, and Omaha Symphony.

Applicants interested in joining an innovative and collegial department should submit a document comprised of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research program and record of trainee mentorship (not to exceed 5 pages), and names and addresses of three referees along with their application. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Required Qualifications M.D., M.D./Ph.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree Supplemental Qualifications Board certification in CP or AP/CP (pathologist) or in American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM).

Working Environment & Physical Requirements


The information provided below best describes the Environment in which the primary function of the position is performed. Check the appropriate box(es) that best describes the Environment in which the primary function of the position is performed. Office environment, Lab environment Other working environment NA PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT

Bending, stooping, twisting Occasionally Crawling Not Applicable Driving Not Applicable Kneeling Occasionally Reaching Occasionally Sitting 2-5 hours Standing Up to 2 hours Squatting Occasionally Walking Up to 2 hours EXPOSURES

Atmospheric Yes Blood/body fluids Yes Chemical hazards Yes Working on or around moving machinery No Electrical current No Noise No Changes of temperature/humidity No Wear PPE Yes Work with laboratory animals No Radiation Operating hand/power tools No If you answered yes to any area above, please explain PPE includes lab coat, gloves and mask and N95 fitted Hand/Wrists

Fine Manipulation Both Repetitive Motion Both Grasping Both If you selected any area above, please explain Pathology techniques require both sets of hands and wrist to complete. Addtional

Describe any other aspects and demands of the job not listed in this description. Visual capacity is essential for medical direction and review of patient results in laboratory whether in paper, computer, or physical format.

EEO Statement

EEO Statement

EEO Statement The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work and learning environment free from discrimination and harassment. UNMC is dedicated to creating an environment where everyone feels valued, respected and included. UNMC does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNMC complies with all local, state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • C.V.
  • Other Doc
  • Optional Documents

    Requisition Specific Questions

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  • * Do you have an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  • * Are you board certified or board eligible?
    • Yes
    • No
  • * How did you hear about this position?
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    • HERC
    • Indeed
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    • UNMC Job Site
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  • * If Other, please specify the source. Otherwise, indicate NA.
    (Open Ended Question)
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