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Research Assistant Professor - Solaymany-Mohammadi Lab

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

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Department of Biomedical Sciences, Research Assistant Professor, Position #00014505

Compensation and Appointment:Position: Research Assistant Professor,

Remuneration/Salary: $60,000-$75,000/year; commensurate with qualifications.

Position Benefits:Benefits include single or family health care coverage (UND pays the full premium), $12,000 in basic 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!

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 and Responsibilities:A Research Assistant Professor 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, postdoctoral fellows, 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:

    Lead research projects and participate in general lab management.

    Potential for obtaining extramural funding is encouraged but not required.

    Design, implementation, analysis, and interpretation of laboratory experiments.

    Supervising and training undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the lab

    Assist principal investigator in grant writing and manuscript preparation.

    Assist compliance with animal and safety protocols.

    Participate in all additional facets of the research laboratory.

Candidates with considerable postdoctoral fellowship experience in immunology/host pathogen interactions or related fields are encouraged to apply. Prior postdoctoral fellowship 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 Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in immunology, microbiology/parasitology, infection biology or related discipline with a minimum of four years of post-doctoral experience.Considerable research experience (four year in at least one of the following areas: immunology, microbiology, infection microbiology, as demonstrated in your CV.Minimum of three first-author peer-reviewed publications in top-tier immunology journalsSuccessful completion of a criminal history background 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:
    Demonstrated ability to independently complete complex research programs.Proficiency in scientific oral and written communication.Prior considerable experience with flow cytometry.Familiarity with microbiome analysis.Solid knowledge of immunology, primary cell culture, qRT-PCR, RNA/DNA isolation and purification, transcriptome analysis.
To ApplyReview of applications will begin on 10/24/2022. Position is open until filled.

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

    Full CV that includes education or other academic appointments, complete publication record and research skills listed in detailContact information of three referencesA PDF copy of the most representative publication of the applicant’s previous researchA statement of research interest
Questions regarding this recruitment can be sent to Dr. Shahram Solaymani- Mohammadi; [email protected]

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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