Postdoctoral Fellow, Pathology, Position #: 00023679 Job Opening

Postdoctoral Fellow, Pathology, Position #: 00023679

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota
$35,000.00 a year

Position Type:
2000 Academic/2240 Post Doctorate Research Fellow:

Date Posted:

Grand Forks, North Dakota

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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA, Pathology, Postdoctoral Fellow,
Position #00023679

Compensation and Appointment

Position: Post Doctoral Fellow

Renumeration/Salary: $35,000+/year depending on experience

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

Twelve (12) month, non-tenure track, special appointment with University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), Department of Pathology.

Job Summary and Responsibilities

Postdoctoral Position available in the Department of Pathology, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks ND. A multidisciplinary, collaborative research group conducts investigation into the effect of heavy metals on bladder carcinogenesis as well as renal toxicology and the development of renal disease. Experimental systems consist of cell culture models coupled with xenotransplantation. Techniques include flow cytometry of stem cells, global gene expression analysis, epigenetics, characterization of differentiation patterns, epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition, immunohistochemistry, laser-capture microdissection, digital PCR and confocal microscopy. Candidates with experience in any of the above techniques and/or areas of research or experience in general molecular toxicology are encouraged to apply.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Conduct research in the area of heavy metals and renal disease or bladder cancer
  • Participate in the environmental and toxicology research and training program in the Department of Pathology and with the ND INBRE partner institutions, specifically within elucidation of biomarkers of environmental exposure in human disease, using both tissue culture and mouse models.
  • Assist with education and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate research students within the Department of Pathology and ND INBRE summer and undergraduate research initiatives.
  • Training of undergraduate students in basic research techniques (PCR, basic wet research protocols, such as pipetting and making solutions, Western blotting and protein localization) during the ND INBRE and other undergraduate research initiatives during a 10-week summer session. Your physical presence and active participation in this program is required.
  • Mentoring students in research interpretation and preparation of data for poster sessions, oral presentations and manuscript drafts.
  • Any specific items designated by the departmental Chair or Director of ND INBRE.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Must have a PhD in life science.
  • Evidence of prior accomplishments in research, i.e. peer reviews, papers, journals - must provide link or copies.
  • Ability to communicate in English, both written and oral.
  • Experience in general molecular biology techniques.
  • Submit required application materials (see to apply).
  • This position is subject to a criminal history record 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 Skills/Desirable Qualifications:
  • Experience in molecular toxicology.
  • Experience in either renal disease or kidney toxicology.
  • Expertise in cellular imaging, flow cytometry and cell sorting, cell culture, immunohistochemistry, and western analysis is a plus.
  • Experience in bladder cancer.
  • Experience in carcinogenesis .
  • Experience in qPCR, gene expression.

To Apply:
Review of applications will begin on April 5, 2019. Position is open until filled. Application must include letter of interest, curriculum vitae and contact information of three professioal references. For more information or to apply visit: Look for JOBID# 5328 and click on the red button to apply

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Confidentiality of Application Materials
Note: 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 finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement
UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status during the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

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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