Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Nebraska Medical Center

United States

December 26, 2021


Requisition Details

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Location Omaha, NE Requisition Number: 2021-393 Department Biochem and Molecular Biology 50000510 Business Unit(College/Institute) College of Medicine FTE:


Reg-Temp Full-Time Regular Work Schedule TBD 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 11/18/2021

Position Summary

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) seeks a postdoctoral research associate for the lab of Surinder Batra, PhD and Afshin Salehi, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery and BMB, University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Salehi's research focuses on development and validation of preclinical model for brain cancer therapeutics. Using his laser interstitial thermal therapy mouse model, he previously studies the blood brain barrier break down in patient derived xenographic mouse glioma models. His work now focuses on developing engineered nano particles to deliver more targeted laser therapeutics for treatment of neuro- oncological diseases.

Required Qualifications

PhD in scientific field

Supplemental Qualifications

Previous experience with tissue culture, basic molecular and biochemistry assays, handling mouse lines, histology staining and imaging, and intracranial injections. Incumbent will apply their technical skills to translational projects that can improve laser neuro-oncological therapeutics and can be easily applied to clinical setting leading to clinical trials.

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, Animal facility

Other working environment


Bending, stooping, twisting Not Applicable

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

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 No Work with laboratory animals Yes Radiation Operating hand/power tools No If you answered yes to any area above, please explain

All approved precautions will be used when working with hazards.

Fine Manipulation both

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

General lab pipetting and benchwork

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Applicant Documents

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  • 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?
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  • If you do not yet have the degree required for this position, what is your expected graduation date?
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