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Research Assistant Professor

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States

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Research Assistant Professor
    Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States
    Full-time Faculty
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          • $60,000-$75,000/year; commensurate with qualifications
          • 40 hours per week
          • 100% Remote Work Availability: No
          • Hybrid Work Availability: No
          Purpose of Position

          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 neurochemical mechanisms for brain adaptation to low energy conditions associated with brain injury and age-related neurodegeneration. Using a wide range of established animal and in vitro models, we are trying to understand how brain metabolism is changed to adapt to energy starvation, and how we can facilitate this adaptation for therapeutic purposes. Our lab uses multidisciplinary strategies to address these questions, applying state-of-the-art biochemical, molecular biology, genetic, and imaging techniques including mass spectrometry, chromatography, conditional gene knockout, micro-vasculature surgeries, and multi-photon in vivo imaging. Candidates are expected to interact with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and students within a larger group of researcher personnel at UND studying neurochemistry

          This position is a twelve (12) month, non-tenure track, special appointment with the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), Department of Biomedical Sciences.

          Duties & Responsibilities

          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 brain lipid and energy metabolism, brain angiogenesis, and related fields are encouraged to apply. Prior postdoctoral fellowship experience with any of the following will be an advantage: animal stroke models, conditional inducible knockout models, liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry, in vivo multiphoton imaging, cell culture and molecular biology techniques. - (Essential)
          Minimum Requirements
          • Possess a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in neurochemistry, brain lipid metabolism, or related discipline with a minimum of four years of post-doctoral experience.
          • Considerable research experience in at least two of the following areas: brain metabolism, liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry, animal stroke models, in vivo multiphoton imaging, as demonstrated in your CV.
          • Minimum of four first-author peer-reviewed publications in top-tier biomedical journals.
          • 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 hire.

          Preferred Qualifications
          • Demonstrated ability to independently complete complex research projects.
          • Proficiency in scientific oral and written communication.
          • Solid knowledge of biochemistry, primary cell culture, western blot analysis, qRT-PCR, RNA/DNA isolation and purification, metabolomics, and lipidomics.
          • Prior considerable experience with conditional inducible gene knockout models.
          • Familiarity with radioisotope kinetic analysis.

          To Apply

          To assure full consideration, applications must be received by 07/07/2023 and include the following materials:

          • Full CV that includes education or other academic appointments, complete publication record and research skills listed in detail
          • Contact information of three references
          • A PDF copy of the most representative publication of the applicant’s previous research
          • A statement of research interest

          Position is open until filled.

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