Postdoctoral Research Fellow-Microbiology (XC)

180198 Requisition #
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A postdoctoral scholar "postdoc" is an individual holding a doctoral degree who is engaged in a temporary and defined period, typically less than 5 years, of mentored research and/or advanced scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue a career path of his/her choosing. Performs research under the supervision and mentorship of a more senior researcher, often called the postdoctoral advisor. 

Provides senior-level technical lab support by designing and performing experiments and research related tasks. Evaluates experiment results using complex statistical and multivariate analysis. Prepares data for publication and assists in writing grant proposals.  Research activities will focus on the role of non-coding RNAs in the regulation of innate immune defense mechanisms using in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo infection models. Strong experience with molecular biological methodologies is preferred, including gene cloning, RNAi, RNA-protein interactions and epigenetic chromatin remodeling-associated gene transcription.

Please note, this position is grant funded.  

This position will work 8am-4:30pm, depending upon research needs position may require evening, weekend, and holiday work.  


Doctorate Degree, or equivalent, in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Immunology, Parasitology or medicine-related field required.

1-3 years' experience;recent graduates are also encouraged to apply.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Strong ability to interpret data and to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues;

Strong work ethic, excellent written and communication skills, and the 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 % (pound: 15 lbs.)

Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75-100%

Travel: No

Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: Yes


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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