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Post Doc Research Fellow

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

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Position Information: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, Department of Pathology, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Position # 00028681Compensation & Appointment

Position: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Remuneration/Salary: $45,000+ commensurate with experience and 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. 

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 Pathology

 Duties & ResponsibilitiesThe 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.

Essential Functions:

    Perform gene expression analysis using qPCR.Perform western analysis of protein expression.Perform animal surgery for xenograft growth and metastasis in immune compromised mice.Maintaining human cell lines in cell culture.Transfection of genes using viral vectors.Preparation of research results for publication including preparation of figures and tables.Writing and editing research publications.Research training and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.Work as a team member on research projects.Visualization and analysis of specimens on a light and confocal microscope.Monitoring standard laboratory safety regulations.Performing CHiP and other forms of promoter/epigenetic analysis. Mentor/instruct ND INBRE summer undergraduate participants.
This is a twelve (12) month, non-tenure track, special appointment.

 Minimum Requirements

    Ph.D. in Biomedical Research.

    Evidence of prior accomplishments in research such as peer reviewed publications.

    Successful completion of criminal history record 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

    Completion of MD degree.

    Knowledge of the pathology of human disease.

    Strong communication skills.

 To Apply

Review of applications will begin December 20, 2021. Position is open until filled.

Applicants MUST submit on-line (

1) cover letter

2) current curriculum vitae


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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