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Post Doctoral Associate - Brown Borg Lab

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 Biomedical Sciences, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Position #00024993

A post-doctoral position at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND, is available immediately to study cellular, genetic and behavioral aspects of age-related dysfunction. There are two ongoing projects. One study focuses on the role of muscle and inflammation in the onset and progression of frailty. The other study focuses on mechanisms related to liver disease resistance following exposure to high fat. Both projects use long-living mouse models and a combination of either behavioral, immunological, cellular or molecular methods to generate outcomes.

Compensation and Appointment:Position:  Postdoctoral Research Fellow,

Renumeration / Salary: $43,000-$48,000/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. This position is renewable for one year if appropriate progress occurs.

Job Summary and Responsibilities:                                   The post-doctoral associate will assist in the design and conduct of experiments related to understanding mechanisms leading to frailty or fatty liver disease resistance using long-living mice. The post-doc will perform experiments, data analysis, write research papers of her/his findings, submit grant proposals and present the work at national meetings. Additionally, the post-doc will supervise students and junior lab members.

Minimum Requirements: 
    The qualified applicant must possess a Ph.D. and/or MD with 0-5 years of post-doctoral experience.Applicants must have demonstrable research experience in biomedical sciences and two or more of the following areas: aging, rodent behavior, metabolism, immunohistochemistry, cell culture, molecular biology, epigenetics.The applicant must have published at least one first author paper in a peer-reviewed biomedical journal.Minimum 1 year experience working with mice.
Preferred Requirements:
  • 2-3 years experience working with mouse models.
  • At least one paper published as first author in aging or in an aging-related journal. 
  • Experience with behavioral testing, cell culture and/or bioinformatics.
  • Published experience with mice.
To ApplyReview of applications will begin on 06/03/2022.. Position is open until filled. 

Must apply online at and application must include the following materials:

    a full Curriculum Vitae that includes education or other academic appointments, complete publication record and research skills listed in detail, the contact information of three references, a PDF copy of the most representative publication of the applicant's previous research, a statement of research interest. 
Additional Information

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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.

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