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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Bioinformatics/computational biology, Department of Pathology, Position #00023351

A postdoctoral fellow position is currently available in the Singhal lab at School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), Department of Pathology, University of North Dakota (UND). Dr. Singhal's lab is integrating data from multi-omics platforms and formerly disparate sources into a unified network view of human health using statistical and machine learning approaches to reveal precise, personalized insights. His areas of expertise include data mining, statistical modeling, and artificial intelligence with a strong background in personalized medicine and cancer genomics. His research is extremely useful and informative in minimizing the side effects of systemic therapy, which will overcome the existing limitations of toxic manifestation, often encountered in conventional therapeutic interventions, such as chemotherapy, endocrine or hormonal therapy. He authored several high impact peer-reviewed scholarly articles in the field of clinical oncology that have been published in leading scientific journals, including, Nature Genetics, Nature communications, Nature communication biology, Journal of clinical oncology (JCO) and EMBO Molecular Medicine.

For more information about his research, please see his publications link:

Duties & Responsibilities

The University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is seeking qualified candidates for a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Pathology.

This position will be responsible for:

Managing ongoing research requiring multi-omics data analysis in the Department of Pathology at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Providing comprehensive research activities such as the design and implementation of computational methods with advanced artificial inelegance and statistical analysis approach.

Directing computational analysis and development of algorithms to support research and development projects with collaborate investigators and others to bring issues to appropriate resolution.

Setting up infrastructure, developing pipelines and deploying tools for the bioinformatics analysis.

Preparing and presenting data and results.

Preparing and publishing scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator.

Developing new ideas, tools and algorithms that promote current research.

This is a twelve (12) month, non-tenure track, special appointment. 

Minimum Requirements
  • PhD in genetics, Computational Biology/Bioinformatics, computer science or related field.

  • At least one-year experience in conducting human genetics research and analyzing large genetic datasets, next generation sequencing.

  • Demonstrated desire to apply for external fellowship funding.

  • Six months or more experience and/or knowledge in analyzing of next-generation sequencing pipeline development.

  • Six months or more experience and or knowledge in the application of machine learning to biological data.

  • Successful completion of criminal history records check.

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

This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Expert with Perl, Python/R/Bash scripting.

  • Experience with SQL, Linux.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in database management.

  • Proficiency in statistical methods and analysis.

  • Documented skills in genome informatics, such as sequence processing, de novo and reference guided assembly, read mapping, gene annotation and discovery, and/or processing multi-omics datasets.

  • Extensive research experience/productivity with a solid publication record.

  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully communicate scientific information.

Minimum Hiring Salary

Position: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Bioinformatics/computational biology
Renumeration/Salary: $45,000+, commensurate with qualifications


Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

To Apply

Applicants MUST submit on-line (

1) cover letter

2) current curriculum vitae

Review of applications will begin on April 26, 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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