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Post Doctoral Research Fellow-Biomedical Sciences
University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota
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Date Posted March 31, 2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

University of North Dakota


UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Position # 00027354

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Host-Pathogen Interactions headed by Dr. Masfique Mehedi in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The lab uses ex-vivo lung-epithelial-cell model for studying host-pathogen interactions aspect of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. The postdoctoral candidate will have the opportunity to conduct research related to RSVC replicative cycle, host-pathogen interactions, immunology, COPD, vaccine development, anti-viral therapeutics, and animal model.

This fully benefitted position offers competitive compensation commensurate with applicant's previous experience. The University of North Dakota is located in the city of Grand Forks that retains many of the cultural opportunities of a larger community but with a lower cost of living.

Compensation and Appointment:

Position: Post-Poctoral Research Fellow
Remuneration/Salary: Up to $40,000/year commensurate with qualifications
Benefits: Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, long term care insurance, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

Twelve (12) month, non-tenure track, special appointment with University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), Department of Biomedical Sciences.

Job Summary and Responsibilities:

Applicants should be able to design, execute and troubleshoot experiments and write manuscripts in collaboration with the PI and other lab members. Successful applicant will lead independent projects in a highly supportive and collaborative environment that provides assistance with research projects as well as preparation of grants and manuscripts.

Minimum Requirements:

  • The qualified applicant must possess a Ph.D. and/or MD with 0-5 years of postdoctoral experience.

  • Applicants must have a demonstrable research experience in one or more of the following areas: virology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, cell biology, immunology, animal model, host-pathogen interations

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Education or experience in 3D cell culture, live-cell imaging, immunology, transcriptomics, or COPD.

  • Strong writing, speaking, and presentation skills.

The following must be submitted as part of your application: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement, and (4) publication list.
Review of applications will begin on 04/10/2020. Position is open until filled.

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The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

This position is subject to a criminal history record check.

In compliance with the Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at UND.edu. You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

North Dakota veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability (less than one-year-old) from the Veterans’ Administration.

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