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Post Doc Research Fellow

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

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Position Information: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Geriatrics Department, Position #00103786

Compensation and Appointment

Position:  Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Renumeration/Salary: $50,000 depending on experience and qualifications

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

Job Summary and Responsibilities

Postdoctoral fellow at University of North Dakota, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, in the Geriatrics Department Laboratory.  The primary focus of the laboratory is to determine the key regulators of stress and resiliency in humans, focused on the T cell stress response. 

  • On-going projects include preclinical and clinical studies utilizing in vivo and in vitro models which study how normal aging, longevity and long Covid impact the heat shock axis.  One key goal is to discover the efficacy of plant medicinal such as resveratrol and curcumin in reconstituting the age – dependent decline in HSF1 activation. 

  • Successful candidates work closely with the primary investigator (Dr. Jurivich) and faculty collaborators (Drs. Brown – Borg and Mathur) as well as with trainees from UND.  Incumbents work independently and collaboratively with all the members of the research team, prepare peer-reviewed publications, grants and conference presentations.

Minimum Requirements
  • Ph.D. in Immunology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or any of the related fields in Biological Sciences.
  • One-year experience in standard molecular, biochemical and immunological techniques, mammalian cell culture-based assays.
  • Demonstrated strong writing and oral communication skills.
  • 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 hireThis position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with Cell culture, cell imaging techniques, flow cytometry, and transcription factor analysis.
  • Record of peer-reviewed publications.
To Apply

Applicants must submit the following with their application:  

  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on 08/24/2022.  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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