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Research Specialist

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Position Information: Description

The purpose of this position is to serve as lab manager and assist in research laboratory to study regulation & structure of dopamine transporters.  A multidisciplinary strategy involving multiple biochemical and molecular techniques will be used for these studies.  Further description of our work can be found at 

Position Benefits

Benefits include single or family health care coverage (UND pays the full premium), $12,000 in basic life insurance, employee assistance program, retirement plans with generous employer contributions, annual & sick leave in addition to 10 paid holidays.

Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

UND also offers an employee tuition waiver and a variety of professional development opportunities.

Find out more about UND's great benefits and perks here!

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Assist in performance of experimental procedures
    • Perform SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and autoradiography
    • Perform immunoprecipitation and immunoblotting procedures
    • Perform standard molecular biology procedures (PCR, site-directed mutagenesis)
    • Perform radioligand binding, radioligand transport, palmitoylation, and phosphorylation assays
    • Use standard statistical programs to analyze data and assemble figures
  • Laboratory maintenance
    • Make buffers and solutions
    • Order supplies and reagents
    • Perform radioisotope inventory and monitoring for Vaughan Lab and shared Radiation Lab W259
    • Perform cell culture
    • Maintain accurate and timely records of experimental protocols
    • Maintain accurate and timely records of laboratory safety and compliance procedures
    • Train or assist other lab members
Required Competencies
  • Excellent math skills
  • Ability to understand and follow directions and work with others in the laboratory
  • Ability to create and adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to use hands dexterously for experiments
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, Biology or related field
  • 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. This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • 2-3+ years' experience in Biochemical, Molecular, and Cell Culture techniques
  • Experience with radioisotopes and animal handling
  • Experience as lab manager
  • Experience with Excel and Prism
Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification

Minimum starting salary of $44,000+ annual; dependent on experience and qualifications

Exempt; Benefited; Full-Time

Work Schedule

40 Hours Per Week

To Apply

For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 11:59 PM on the closing date.

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 or more 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 showing character of service 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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