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Research Assistant Professor - Solaymani-Mohammadi Lab

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

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Research Assistant Professor - Solaymani-Mohammadi Lab
    Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States
    Full-time Faculty
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          • $60,000-$75,000 Annual, Exempt
          • 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 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.

          Duties & Responsibilities
          • 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 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 journals
          • Successful completion of a Standard 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 Qualifications
          • 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 Apply

          Review of applications will begin on 09/11/2023. Position is open until filled.

          Applications MUST include the following materials to be considered:

          • 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

          Questions regarding this recruitment can be sent to Dr. Shahram Solaymani-Mohammadi;

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