Post Doctoral Fellow

University of North Dakota, School of Medicine & Health Sciences
$40,000-$48,000/year (DOE) + Benefits
December 14 2018
Job ID 4680
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type


Post-Doctoral Fellow, Position #00100863

Compensation and Appointment:

  • $40,000-$48,00 (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:
Post-doctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Colin Combs.  A primary focus of the laboratory is to conduct research related to regulation of brain and peripheral inflammation during the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The work will require extensive utilization of in-vitro and in-vivo models to study both the immune and nervous systems in these areas. Experience in murine Alzheimer’s disease models is desirable. Techniques utilized for the studies include flow cytometry, microscopy, animal behavior, next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, and data analysis, in addition to standard molecular biology, immunological and biochemical techniques.

In addition to conducting experiments related to NIH funded grants, the duties of the positions will include reading and knowing the relevant literature, training new personnel in the laboratory, attending and presenting at scientific meetings, and writing drafts of manuscripts. The successful candidate will be required to work in collaboration with other researchers in and outside the lab.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Ph.D. in neuroscience, immunology, or related field.
  • Submit a curriculum vitae and the contact information of three references

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:

  • Publications in the field of neuroimmunology, Alzheimer’s disease, animal studies, or immunology as demonstrated in your CV.
  • Knowledge of routine computational skills used for data analysis and presentations, including but not limited to Microsoft Office, image analysis software, Flowjo, SigmaPlot, GraphPad, etc.

Position is open until filled.  For more information or to apply visit  Search for JobID 4680 and click on the red button to apply.

To find out why living and working in Greater Grand Forks is way cooler, check out

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 are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status on the form found at  This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Successful completion of criminal history records check.

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.

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  You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND 58202.

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.