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BRB Post-Doctoral Research Associate Position Announcement

The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) invites applications for a post-doctoral research associate position with an anticipated start date between October, 2020 and January 2021. This position is in the Department of Biomechanics, in the Biomechanics Research Building (BRB), wth 53,000 square feet of shared laboratory space, office, and collaboration space dedicated to translational biomedical research.

The main duties of this position is to provide research and administrative support to the Center for Biomechanical Rehabilitation and Manufacturing under the leadership of Dr. Brian Knarr and Dr. Jorge Zuniga. These activities include assisting the co-directors enforcing administrative and regulatory policies, dissemination of research results, obtaining future funding, and developing administrative Center reports. There will be a great emphasis in submission to large federal grants, such as NIH Program Project Grants, NIH Biomedical Technology Research Grants, and NIH R01 submissions. In addition, the Research Associate will perform experiments, set up laboratory equipment, data collection, statistical analyses, and implement research protocols designed by the center co-directors.

UNO is a vibrant, metropolitan university in the state’s largest city Omaha with an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students. In recent decades, the campus developed as a more traditional residential university supported by several new and beautifully appointed residence halls. UNO is classified as a doctoral research university in the latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and the Athletic program competes in NCAA division I. UNO also has the distinction of being one of the nation’s leaders in engagement and outreach with a 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation. The campus is located in the heart of Omaha, a cosmopolitan city of more than 600,000 (1.2 million including the large Omaha metro area), which is known for its excellent public school system and strong economic base. The city is home to several racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse groups, and is characterized by myriad places to eat, live and shop.

UNO and the Department of Biomechanics has a strong commitment to diversity in its varied forms and to fostering an inclusive and welcoming learning environment where students, faculty and staff thrive and succeed. With a metropolitan mission, UNO serves a diverse student body with many first-generation college students and is actively engaged with the community in myriad ways. For additional information on our vibrant campus community, please see our recent ad in Chronicle of Higher Education, Growing With and Within our Thriving Community.   The University of Nebraska 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. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.  

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

To additional information, please contact Dr. Brian Knarr via [email protected] .

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Required PhD in engineering, movement sciences, STEM related fields

Preferred Experience working with a clinical population and grant writing

Job Information

  • Job ID: 54688971
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska, United States
  • Position Title: Post Doc Research Associate
  • Company Name: University of Nebraska Omaha
  • Industry: Biochemical
  • Job Function: Research
  • Entry Level: Yes
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: 1-2 Years
  • Min Education: Ph.D.
  • Min Experience: None
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $50,004.00 - $50,004.00 (Yearly Salary)
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