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Post Doc Research
University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota
Date Posted 12/22/2021
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled


A post-doctoral position at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND, is available immediately to study the role of changes in the brain and colon during age, colon cancer, and Alzheimer’s Disease. Using mouse models and behavioral, immunological, histological, and molecular methods, the post-doc will determine mechanistic relationships between colon cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. This position foresees extensive use of transgenic mice.

Compensation and Appointment:

Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow,

Remuneration / Salary: $28,356/year; commensurate with qualifications

Benefits: Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, long term care insurance, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

This position is a 20 hour per week, non-tenure track, special appointment with University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), Department of Biomedical Sciences in year one and increases to a full-time (40 hour per week), non-tenure track, special appointment in the department in years two and three.

Job Summary and Responsibilities:

The post-doc will design and carry out experiments related to neuroimmune and genetic changes in the colon and the brain during age as well as Alzheimer’s disease using mouse models of colon cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. The post-doc will perform experiments, data analysis, write research papers of her/his findings and present the work at national meetings. Additionally, the post-doc will supervise students and junior lab members.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A Ph.D. and/or MD with at least 2 years of post-doctoral experience.

  • Demonstrable research experience in cancer research and two or more of the following areas: cancer cell biology, DNA repair proteins, protein purification, DNA-protein interactions, structural biology, protein biochemistry, and molecular biology.

  • Must have published at least one peer-reviewed first author papers in a cancer related area.

  • 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:

  • >1 peer reviewed first author publication related to cancer.

  • Experience with drug intervention research and cancer.

  • Experience with circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy.

  • Experience with protein purification.

To Apply

Applicants MUST submit the following with their applications: (1) a full Curriculum Vitae that includes education or other academic appointments, complete publication record and research skills listed in detail, (2) the contact information of three references, (3) a PDF copy of the most representative publication of the applicant's previous research, and (4) a statement of research interest.

Review of applications will begin on 01/05/2022.

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 UND.edu. 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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