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Post Doc Research Fellow-Chemical Engineering

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Position Information: Description

Postdoctoral research associate to undertake research under the guidance of the Principal Investigator and support the supervision of any students who may be assisting with the research. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to Research & Development (R&D) of formulating and developing chemical based products used as anticalins, and other products.

Position Benefits

Benefits include single or family health care coverage (UND pays the full premium),  life insurance, employee assistance program, retirement plans with generous employer contributions, and 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
    To independently undertake research in the relevant discipline area using the appropriate methods and/or techniques. To produce research reports and/or publications as required by the funding body or for dissemination to the wider academic community.To collaborate with research colleagues and support staff internally as appropriate to the research and to actively develop appropriate external contacts and networks relevant to the project and to future funding opportunities.To provide guidance and support to any students associated with the project.To attend, contribute, and where necessary lead relevant meetings.To ensure that responsibilities identified within internal processes such as Health and Safety guidelines etc. are robustly met by all research team members.To take responsibility for planning and developing research methods and techniques within the framework of the research program. To contribute to relevant teaching activities within the department.To undertake any other duties relevant to the program of research.
Required Competencies
    Ability to modify and adapt existing analytical procedures.Ability to determine causes of problems in analytical procedures and instruments.Ability to organize and manage analytical chemistry lab.Ability to communicate analytical procedures to technical staff and students.
Minimum Requirements
    Doctoral degree in chemistry or a closely related field  Two to four years of research experience in the relevant subject area of the research projectOne year of relevant experienceSuccessful 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
    Knowledge of analytical chemical procedures and equipment used to perform procedures.Experience in basic repairs to analytical laboratory equipment.
Minimum Hiring Salary

Salary are commensurate with technical capabilities

Contract Period/Start Date

40 hours per week Contract start date August 1, 2022

To Apply

For full consideration, applications must be received by June 29, 2022 and include the following materials:

    Curriculum VitaeStatement of research experience and interestCopies of any related peer-reviewed publications

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 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 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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