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Post Doctoral Fellow - Solaymani-Mohammadi Lab

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Position #00025499


Compensation and Appointment

Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Remuneration/Salary: $40,000-$44,000/year; commensurate with qualifications.

Benefits: Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver.  Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, long term care insurance, 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 Biomedical Sciences.

Job Summary & ResponsibilitiesA Postdoctoral Fellowship position is available at the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of North Dakota, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, to study the immune mechanisms required for the maintenance of immune homeostasis at the mucosal surfaces of the intestinal tract. Using a wide range of established animal models, we are trying to understand how immune responses to mucosal pathogens and during Intestinal inflammation are regulated. Our lab is interested in using state-of-the-art immunology, microbiology, single-cell analysis, molecular biology, and genomic approaches to understand the mechanisms by which immunity/inflammation is regulated at the mucosal surface of the intestine. A multidisciplinary strategy is being used in this study, which includes flow cytometry, next-generation sequencing, bioinformatics, microbiomics and in vivo functional studies involving animal models of infection/intestinal inflammation.  Candidates are expected to interact with faculty, staff, and students within a larger group of researcher personnel at UND studying mucosal immunology/host-pathogen interactions.

The candidate will perform laboratory-based research in this area including:

    The design, implementation, analysis, and interpretation of laboratory experiments.Assist in grant and manuscript preparation.Help train graduate and undergraduate students.Participate in all additional facets of the research laboratory.
Candidates with considerable experience in immunology/host pathogen interactions  or related fields are encouraged to apply.  Experience with any of the following will be an advantage: flow cytometry, animal models of infection/inflammation, microbiomics, and advanced imaging techniques.

Minimum Requirements
    Possess a recent (5 years ago or less) Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in immunology, microbiology/parasitology, infection biology or related discipline.Minimum of 4 years research experience in at least one of the following areas: immunology, microbiology, infection microbiology, as demonstrated in your CV.Minimum of one first author peer-reviewed publication in top-tier journalsSuccessful 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
    Demonstrated ability to independently complete complex research programs.Proficiency in scientific oral and written communication.Experience with flow cytometry.Familiarity with microbiome analysis.Knowledge of immunology, primary cell culture, qRT-PCR, RNA/DNA isolation and purification, transcriptome analysis.


To Apply

Applicants MUST submit on-line the following with their applications:

(1) a full Curriculum Vitae that includes education or other academic appointments, complete publication record and research skills listed in detail,

(2) the contact information of three references,

(3) a PDF copy of the most representative publication of the applicant's previous research

(4) a statement of research interest.

Review of applications will begin on 06/01/2022. Position is open until filled. 

Questions regarding this recruitment can be sent to Dr. Shahram Solaymani-Mohammadi; 

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

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