Post Doctoral Fellow

(Ref#: Job ID 5842)

University of North Dakota

  • Post Doctoral Position - Academic
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Postdoctoral Fellow, Position # 00027354

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Host-Pathogen Interactions headed by Dr. Masfique Mehedi in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. The lab uses ex-vivo lung-epithelial-cell model for studying host-pathogen interactions aspect of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. The postdoctoral candidate will have the opportunity to conduct research related to RSV replicative cycle, host-pathogen interactions, immunology, COPD, vaccine development, anti-viral therapeutics, and animal model.

This fully benefited position offers competitive compensation commensurate with applicant’s previous experience. The University of North Dakota is located in the city of Grand Forks that retains many of the cultural opportunities of a larger community but with a lower cost of living.

Compensation and Appointment:

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

Remuneration / Salary: $40,000+/year

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.

Job Summary and Responsibilities:

Applicants should be able to design, execute and troubleshoot experiments and write manuscripts in collaboration with the PI and other lab members. Successful applicant will lead independent projects in a highly supportive and collaborative environment that provides assistance with research projects as well as preparation of grants and manuscripts.

Minimum Requirements:

• The qualified applicant must possess a Ph.D. and/or MD with 0-5 years of postdoctoral experience.

• Applicants must have a demonstrable research experience in one or more of the following areas: virology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, cell biology, immunology, animal model, host-pathogen interactions, as evidenced by authored products such as patents or peer-reviewed publications.

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:

• Education or experience in 3D cell culture, live-cell imaging, immunology, transcriptomics, or COPD.

• Strong writing, speaking, and presentation skills.

Please submit the following with your application: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement, and (4) publication list.

Review of applications will begin on 07/24/19. Position is open until filled. For more information or to apply visit .  Look for Job ID 5842 and click on the red button to apply.

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EEO Statement

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ND Veteran’s Preference

North Dakota Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

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Full benefits
Education Requirement:
Must possess a Ph.D. and/or MD
Years of Experience:
0-5 years of post doctoral experience
$40,000 +/year
School of Medicine and Health Sciences - Grand Forks , ND
Biomedical Sciences
1301 N Columbia Road, Stop 9037
Suite W315
Grand Forks , ND 58202
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