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Post Doc Research Fellow - Khan Lab

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

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Position Information: Description


A post-doctoral position at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND, is available immediately to study the role of the host response to influenza and respiratory bacteria. The post-doc will determine the role of pathologic and protective immune mechanisms in respiratory infections and inflammatory diseases. The position also offers an excellent opportunity for cutting edge training in immunology and career development. We invite applications from highly motivated candidates who are ambitious and want to pursue and academic career. This position foresees the extensive use of multicolor flow cytometry. Applicants must have extensive experience with flow cytometry and significant experience in immunology, virology, and molecular biology.

Questions and queries about the position can be directed to Nadeem Khan, Assistant Professor, Dept of Biomedical Sciences, University of North Dakota ([email protected])

Duties & Responsibilities

The post-doc will design and carry out the experiments related to immunology. The post-doc will perform the data analysis, write research papers of their findings and present the work in national level meetings. Additionally, the post-doc will supervise the students and junior lab members.

Minimum Requirements
  • The qualified applicant must possess a Ph.D. and/or MD with 0-3 years of post-doctoral experience
  • Applicants must have demonstrable research experience in immunology and at least one or more of the following areas: virology, mouse infection models, cell culture, and molecular biology
  • The applicant must have published at least one paper in an immunology journal
  • 2-3 years experience with flow cytometry, virology and cell culture.
  • 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
  • 3-4 years experience of working with mouse infection models
  • At least one paper published as first author in an immunology/microbial pathogenesis journal
Minimum Hiring Salary

$45,000-$60,000 annual; commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Work Schedule/Start Date

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.

To Apply

Applicants must submit the following with their online application:

  • A full curriculum Vitae that includes education or other academic appointments, complete publication record and research skills listed in detail
  • Three references and their contact information
  • a PDF copy of the most representative publication of the applicants previous research 
  • a statement of research interest

Review of applications will begin 3/18/2021. Position is open until filled.

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

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.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery 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 You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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