The Department of Psychiatry, collaborating with Regenerative Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the laboratory of Dr. Hyung Joon Kim. Dr. Kim's lab focuses on modeling the hippocampus-associated neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders using neural stem cell biology. Required skill set includes tissue culture and traditional assays in molecular/cellular biology.
The successful candidate will be able to: (1) Design each experiment with thorough understanding of the human brain diseases research. (2) Work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment, conceptualizing and prioritizing objectives and preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals. (3) Under minimal supervision, design, and conduct research experiments related to research projects. Ideal candidates will be highly motivated to contribute to existing programs as well as to develop their own research program.
Applications must include your CV, a cover letter summarizing your experience, research interests and career goals, and two letters of recommendation will be requested for the strong candidates. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Ph.D. and/or M.D. with a strong background/interest in the field of molecular and cellular neurobiology.
Excellent team player.
Independent learner who can find answers to questions and have an ability to prioritize and organize work.
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