Post Doc Research Fellow - Golovko Lab

Grand Forks, ND
Mar 24, 2021
Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Information: Description

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Position #00015815

The Golovko laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Sciences (BSc), School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), University of North Dakota (UND), is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the area of analytical biochemistry. The identified individual will be responsible for characterizing the biochemical and morphological profiles associated with brain angiogenesis under hypoxia, and perform evaluations of novel genetically modified animals. The goal of the project is to test our novel mechanism for brain angiogenesis regulation under hypoxia. The long-term goal of the project is to identify a drug target to regulate brain angiogenesis as the recovery mechanism after brain injury after stroke, heart arrest, and other neurotraumatic injuries.  

Duties & Responsibilities

The identified Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be responsible for designing, performing, and documenting experiments including but not limited to analytical procedures such as spectrophotometry, TLC, HPLC, GC, Mass Spectrometry, SPE; perform molecular biology studies (western blot analysis, PCR, siRNA experiments), data analysis, manuscript preparation, presenting results at meetings, submitting fellowship grant applications, laboratory organization, and training undergraduate, graduate, and medical students conducting research in the laboratory.

Minimum Requirements
  • A PhD in biomedical or chemical sciences (Biochemistry, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Biology, or related field)
  • Excellent knowledge and a minimum of 1 year hands on experience working with analytical techniques, such as:  chemical characterization techniques including sample preparation and processing (extraction, purification), chromatography (GC, HPLC, TLC), spectroscopy, mass spectrometry. 
  • Minimum 1 year hands on experience with molecular biology techniques (Western Blot, PCR, siRNA).
  • Minimum of one first (or co-first) author or middle author peer-reviewed journal publication.
  • Successful completion of criminal history records check.

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 Qualifications
  • Minimum 1-year experience with biological sample handling and preparation for analysis
  • Minimum 1-year hands-on experience with laboratory animals (rodents) including injections, surgeries, behavioral assessments.
  • Minimum 1-year hands-on experience with cell cultures
  • Minimum 1 year hands on experience with gene knockdown techniques and genotyping
  • Minimum 1-year experience with metabolomics and proteomics
  • Minimum 6 months experience with radiotracer approaches
  • Excellent communication and scientific writing skills.  Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently, excellent organizational skills, including the ability to handle multiple projects and priorities, ability to work overtime and flexible shifts are required.
Minimum Hiring Salary

This position is a 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.

Up to $44,000/year + benefits, commensurate with qualifications

To ApplyTo Apply, submit the following: (1) a full Curriculum Vitae that includes education or other academic appointments, complete publication record and research skills listed in detail, (2) the contact information of three references, (3) a PDF copy of the most representative publication of the applicant’s previous research, and (4) a statement of research interest.

Review of Applications will begin on 11/25/2020. 

Position is open until filled.

Additional Information

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Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

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.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

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