Post Doc Research Fellow Lab - Roche Lab

Position Information: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Position #00027315


Compensation and Appointment

Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow

Salary:  $49,000/year

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 are available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

This position is a twelve (12)-month special appointment with the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), Department of Biomedical Sciences. The position is renewable for up to 5 years, each year subject to satisfactory performance.


Job Summary and Responsibilities

The Roche lab in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at The University of North Dakota (School of Medicine and Health Sciences) is currently seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow with a strong interest in epigenetics and RNA biology.

The successful candidate will investigate how epigenetic mutants become essential specifically during cellular quiescence in the fission yeast S. pombe. The candidate will use their technical skills to decipher the mechanism(s) involved, using genetic and genomic approaches. There will be many opportunities to learn cutting-edge techniques (RNA-seq, ChIP-exo, Start-seq, etc.), develop bioinformatic analysis skills, and present results at international meetings.

The postdoctoral researcher will work under the supervision of Dr. Roche and will be responsible for planning and performing experiments, analyzing and organizing data, preparing manuscripts for publications in peer-reviewed journals, and presenting data at internal and external scientific meetings.


Minimum Requirements:

    Ph.D. in a relevant field (such as biology, genetics).Demonstrable research experience in molecular biology.Research experience in genomics.Minimum of one first-author publication in a peer-reviewed journal.Successful completion of a 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 Requirements:

    Two or more years of experience working with a yeast model, including tetrad dissection/cell micromanipulation.Experience in next-generation sequencing assays.Experience with bioinformatics, and data analysis in R.Proficiency using Word, PowerPoint, and Excel (or equivalents).Organization and time management skills.Strong interpersonal skills, able to effectively interact with others and work as an efficient team member.Ability to formulate experimental hypotheses, analyze and interpret scientific dataExcellent verbal and written communication skills.

This position is subject to a 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.

Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Benjamin Roche at [email protected]


To Apply:

Review of applications will begin on 08/05/2022.. Position is open until filled. 

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

    cover lettercurriculum vitae (including publication list and skills)contact information for two references
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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