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Post Doc Research Fellow Lab - Mehedi Lab

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

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University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Position #00027354

DescriptionMehedi Lab is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher to study virus-induced epigenetic changes in the human respiratory epithelium in vitro. The lab uses an air-liquid interface and organ on a chip for developing the human airway epithelium of pediatrics, healthy adults, or high-risk adults (those with chronic lung diseases). The lab research focuses on the host-pathogen interactions aspect of different respiratory viral infections. The lab has been working on respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza, metapneumovirus, and coronaviruses. The Postdoctoral Researcher will focus research on RSV-induced epigenetic changes in the respiratory epithelium. Additionally, the researcher will have opportunities to expand research interest in different respiratory viruses, immunology, bioinformatics, therapeutics and vaccine, and animal model.

This fully benefited 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 AppointmentPosition:  Postdoctoral Fellow

Remuneration / Salary: Minimum of $45,000/year, commensurate with qualifications.

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

Job Summary and Responsibilities

Applicants should be able to design, conduct and troubleshoot experiments and write manuscripts. The successful applicant will lead independent projects in a highly supportive and collaborative environment that assists with research projects and preparing grants and manuscripts.

Minimum Requirements
  • Possess a Ph.D.
  • Demonstrable research experience in one or more of the following areas: virology, epigenetics, molecular biology, bioinformatics, cell biology, immunology, animal model, host-pathogen interactions.
  • 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
  • Education or experience in epigenetics and virology research
  • Strong writing, speaking, and presentation skills
To Apply

Review of applications will begin on  November 10, 2021. 

Applicants must submit the following with their application: (1) cover letter, (2) most recent curriculum vitae, (3) name and contact information of two referees.

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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