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Post Doctoral Fellow-Biomedical Sciences, Position #00024453

University of North Dakota, Biomedical Sciences Department

Job Title: Post Doctoral Fellow-Biomedical Sciences, Position #00024453
Reference Code: JobID 4452
Job Location: Grand Forks , ND
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Health sciences, nursing, kinesiology
Medicine, dentistry, pharmacy
Biology/biotechnology/life sciences
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2018-06-01
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Post Doctoral Fellow-Biomedical Sciences, Position #00024453
University of North Dakota

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Position # 00024453

Compensation and Appointment:

  • $47,000 + (DOE)
  • 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.
  • Twelve (12) month, non-tenure track, special appointment with University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), Department of Biomedical Sciences.

Job Summary and Responsibilities:

Study the role of epigenetic factors in normal development and carcinogenesis. The position is available immediately and is planned for at least three years, with a possibility of renewal. The successful candidate is expected to apply biochemical and molecular biology techniques (molecular cloning, Western blot, qRT-PCR, ChIP, ChIP-seq, protein purification, protein complexes reconstitution in vitro) and microscopy to conduct the research on epigenetic regulation of development and cancer. The primary research focus of Dr. Tulin’s lab is on fundamentals of chromatin regulation and RNA fate during the normal development and in carcinogenesis, as well as on translating the findings of fundamental biology for clinical applications in oncology. Projects in Dr. Tulin’s lab cover the molecular mechanisms of chromatin remodeling and regulation of gene expression and employ in vitro assays as well as mouse model.

Postdoctoral associate will be involved in designing and performing experiments, establishing recombinant primary cancer cell cultures and work with animal models (PDX) of human cancer, studying epigenetic mechanisms of tumor initiation and progression.

Successful candidates are expected to carry out experimental sequences, analyze obtained data, present their data at national and international meetings, prepare the results of their research for publication in top-tier peer-reviewed journals, and seek independent funding. They are also expected to interact with faculty, staff, and students within a larger group (approximately 20 laboratories) of researchers at UND studying the Epigenomics of Development and Disease.

The candidate will perform laboratory-based research in this area including:

  • The design, implementation, analysis, and interpretation of laboratory experiments.
  • Assist in grant and manuscript preparation.
  • Help train graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Participate in all additional facets of the research laboratory.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in molecular biology, molecular genetics, biochemistry, or a related field.
  • 0 to 3 years of postdoctoral research experience.
  • Submit a letter of interest specifying your career goals, CV, and names of at least 3 references.
  • 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 Requirements:

  • Experience in cancer biology, genetics, confocal microscopy, protein purification, live-cell imaging, immunoblotting, cloning, real-time PCR and flow cytometry analysis and genomic/proteomics.

Information and Application Process Instructions


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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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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.

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