Post Doctoral Fellow

Grand Forks, North Dakota
Up to $44,000 dependent upon e
Feb 28, 2020
Apr 28, 2020
Position Type
Full Time

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Position #00015815

Postdoctoral Position in a multidisciplinary area of analytical biochemistry, mass spectrometry, and neuroscience.

The Golovko laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Sciences (BSc), School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), University of North Dakota (UND), is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in a multidisciplinary area of analytical biochemistry, mass spectrometry, microscopy, and neuroscience. The identified individual will be responsible for characterizing the biochemical and morphological profiles associated with brain angiogenesis under hypoxia, and perform evaluations of novel genetically modified animals. The goal of the project is to test our novel mechanism for brain angiogenesis regulation under hypoxia. The long-term goal of the project is to identify a drug target to regulate brain angiogenesis as the recovery mechanism after brain injury after stroke, heart arrest, and other neurotraumatic injuries. This positions provides a unique opportunity for training in a multidisciplinary productive laboratory to learn mass spectrometry, molecular biology, and neuroscience techniques and to publish high-profile papers.


Compensation and Appointment:

Position:  Postdoctoral Research Fellow,

Remuneration / Salary: up to $44,000/year + benefits commensurate with qualifications

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. 

This position is a 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:                                                                                   

The identified Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be responsible for designing, performing, and documenting experiments including but not limited to analytical procedures such as spectrophotometry, TLC, HPLC, GC, Mass Spectrometry, SPE; perform molecular biology studies (western blot analysis, PCR, siRNA experiments), data analysis, manuscript preparation, presenting results at meetings, submitting fellowship grant applications, laboratory organization, and training undergraduate, graduate, and medical students conducting research in the laboratory.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • A PhD in biomedical or chemical sciences (Biochemistry, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Biology, or related field)
  • A minimum of 1 year hands on experience working with analytical techniques, such as: chemical characterization techniques including sample preparation and processing (extraction, purification), chromatography (GC, HPLC, TLC), spectroscopy, mass spectrometry. 
  • Minimum 1 year hands on experience with molecular biology techniques (Western Blot, PCR, siRNA).
  • Minimum of one first (or co-first) author peer-reviewed journal publication.


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:

  • Minimum 1-year experience with biological sample handling and preparation for analysis.
  • Minimum 1-year hands-on experience with laboratory animals (rodents) including injections, surgeries, behavioral assessments.
  • Minimum 1-year hand-son experience with cell cultures.
  • Minimum 1-year hands-on experience with gene knockdown techniques and genotyping.
  • Minimum 1-year experience with metabolomics and proteomics.
  • Minimum 6 months experience with radiotracer approaches.
  • Excellent communication and scientific writing skills.  Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently, excellent organizational skills, including the ability to handle multiple projects and priorities, ability to work overtime and flexible shifts are required.



To Apply, submit the following: (1) a full Curriculum Vitae that includes education or other academic appointments, complete publication record and research skills listed in detail, (2) the contact information of three references, (3) a PDF copy of the most representative publication of the applicant’s previous research, and (4) a statement of research interest.


Review of applications will begin immediately.  Position is open until filled.  For more information or to apply visit 


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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 finalist.