Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Nebraska Medical Center

United States

November 10, 2021


Requisition Details

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: 2021-157 Department COP Pharmaceutical Science 50000722 Business Unit(College/Institute) College of Pharmacy FTE:


Reg-Temp Full-Time Regular Work Schedule M-F 8-5 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) Job Requisition Begin Date 04/23/2021

Position Summary

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will perform synthetic medicinal chemistry research in the Trippier lab. This will include the synthesis, purification and characterization of small molecules and the strategic planning of derivatives informed by biological activity assays.

The ideal candidate must have an awarded Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry. The ability to independently analyze, interpret and communicate results along with laboratory maintenance is required. Excellent organizational skills and familiarity with government-funded research reporting, as well as health and safety requirements, are essential.

Duties include: • Design synthetic routes to access priority targeted compounds using modern techniques in organic and organometallic chemistry. • Synthesis, purification and characterization of small organic molecules. • Develop structure-activity relationships. • Stay current with the literature and apply new methodology to the research project as appropriate. • Participate in creating new research proposals. • Prepare periodic progress reports or written reports on all phases of the research project. • Prepare manuscripts for review and submission. • Assist junior lab members in their research projects by providing a point of contact for chemistry techniques and methodology. • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications


Supplemental Qualifications

Working Environment & Physical Requirements

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


Bending, stooping, twisting Occasionally

Crawling Not Applicable Driving Occasionally Kneeling Occasionally Reaching Occasionally Sitting Up to 2 hours Standing 2-5 hours Squatting Occasionally Walking Occasionally

Atmospheric No

Blood/body fluids No 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

Fine Manipulation Both

Repetitive Motion Both Grasping Both If you selected any area above, please explain

Describe any other aspects and demands of the job not listed in this description.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

    Requisition Specific Questions

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  • Do you have, or will you possess in the near future, a Doctoral degree in the area(s) identified in this posting?
  • Yes
  • No
  • 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"
  • Yes
  • No
  • 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?
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  • Of these published articles, how many are you first-author
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please enter the name of your doctoral degree-granting institution.
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  • How many years of postgraduate research experience do you have as of the date you are submitting this application?
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  • I am a U.S. citizen
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