Individuals are invited to apply for Assistant, Associate and full Professor Faculty positions in the Frederic F. Paustian Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center (PIBDC) in the Department of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center located in Omaha, NE. The PIBDC is a newly created center dedicated to improving the lives of IBD patients through expert, integrated, innovative patient-centered care as well as through a groundbreaking clinical, translational and basic research program. A prospective BioBank with sample-linked clinical database has been established to serve the center’s research mission. We are seeking to expand our center’s strengths in epidemiology, microbiome study, genetics, epithelial biology and mucosal immunology investigations. An ideal candidate would conduct research that uncovers the mechanisms of environmental factors, diet, and the gut microbiome effects on IBD development through host genetics, immunity and epithelial responses. The center’s work on the prevention and treatment of IBD is accomplished within a collaborative group of clinicians, clinical trialists, and translational and basic scientists. Applicants with primary expertise in epidemiology, microbiome study, genetics, epithelial biology and gut mucosal immunology well as related secondary expertise in nutrition, bioinformatics, and large database biostatistics are especially welcome. The successful candidate is expected to develop a productive and nationally recognized program as well as provide excellent training and research opportunities for our students and residents. Candidates can have joint appointments in other departments, colleges and institutes appropriate to their background and expertise, including the College of Public Health, Eppley Institute for Cancer Research, College of Pharmacy and the Nebraska Food for Health Center on the Lincoln campus.
Required qualifications include an MD or PhD or MD/PhD in immunology, microbiology, genetics, biomedical sciences or related fields. Candidates should have strong written and verbal communication skills and experience in research administration and experience in managing projects.
As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC and Nebraska Medicine are committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach.
We offer a highly competitive benefits package and salary commensurate with qualifications. Candidates interested in working within a dynamic and stimulating setting are encouraged to apply online at: http://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings or enquire at 402-559-6209. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.