Post Doctoral Fellow

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota (US)
Up to $45,000/year plus benefits
July 12 2019
Job ID 5707
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Position # 00013933

Applications are invited for a full-time postdoctoral position within the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) in Grand Forks, ND. The area of interest is diet-induced disruption of signaling in the brain in the etio-pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).  This position entails recruitment of a postdoc with expertise and proven track-record in investigating the role of dietary lipids in the etio-pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease and elucidating as well as delineating the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms.

The successful candidate will enjoy access to a modern animal facility, flow cytometry and cell sorter facility, computational biology network, bioinformatics, light, electron and confocal fluorescence microscopy facility, and a proteomics/mass spectrometry core facility.

Compensation and Appointment:

Position:  Post-Doctoral Fellow

Remuneration / Salary: $45,000/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. 

Twelve (12) month, non-tenure track, special appointment with UND SMHS, Department of Biomedical Sciences.

Job Summary and Responsibilities:                                               

The candidate is expected to expand on and help develop new techniques for the current research program focusing on the effects of dietary lipids-induced metabolic reprogramming of the signalosome in the brain and the subsequent risk of development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Ph.D., or MD/Ph.D. degree in physiology, pharmacology, neuroscience, biomedical sciences or a related field.
  • Submit a cover letter detailing research experience, CV, and the addresses 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:

  • Ph.D. in Pharmacology / Physiology with a special emphasis in the realm of neuroscience signal transduction pathways and profound insight into the molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Delineation of signaling and molecular mechanisms involved in high cholesterol and high saturated fat induced/triggered pathogenic mechanisms in Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Experience working with murine models of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Experience conducting molecular cloning, sequencing experiments and utilizing bioinformatics techniques will be preferred.
  • Strong expertise in laboratory techniques related to molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell signaling research. CHlP-qPCR expertise is required.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills in English as evidenced with oral and written communication at National meetings.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Position is open until filled.  For more information or to apply visit  Look for Job ID 5707 and click the red button to apply.

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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.

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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.

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