Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Manu's lab (https://manulab.info) is currently seeking an independent experimental biologist with a strong interest in developmental/stem-cell biology, gene regulation, and epigenetics and the ability to work collaboratively with other experimentalists and computational scientists. The postdoc will develop and implement projects, utilizing modern genome editing and functional genomics approaches, to investigate the rules by which epigenetic state and transcription factor occupancy determine how complex loci containing multiple enhancers are regulated. The postdoc will work closely with computational scientists to develop and validate mathematical models and will have the opportunity to learn computational techniques. Successful candidates will be expected to mentor undergraduate and graduate students and interact with the larger developmental biology and epigenetics community at the University of North Dakota.
For full consideration, please apply at the University of North Dakota’s job site by August 7, 2021. Please include 1) a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, 2) CV, and 3) contact information for 3 references in your application. The position is open until filled.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Assistant Professor, Position #'s 00014704 & 00016431
The Department of Biomedical Sciences and the Epigenetics Working Group (EWG) at the
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences are recruiting two highly motivated individuals for full-time, tenure-track positions at the rank of
Assistant Professor in the broad area of epigenetics including, but not limited to
chromatin biology, DNA methylation, regulatory RNA, or epigenomics/ epitranscriptomics
in development and/or disease.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. at the time of application and demonstrate a strong research record of scholarly achievements including excellent publications. Preference will be given to individuals who can bring skills or approaches complementary to current investigators in the EWG. Examples include, but are not limited to, unique experimental systems, animal models, or a strong background in combining computational methods and high-throughput sequencing to study the epigenetics of development and disease. The newly hired faculty members will be expected to join the EWG, supported by cutting-edge resources including bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, and imaging core facilities.
Candidates should have a strong record of mentoring appropriate to their career stage and will be expected to contribute to the overall mission of the EWG, the Department, the School, and the University of North Dakota. In addition to developing independently funded and internationally recognized research programs, the successful candidates will advise and interact with undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, participate in the service and teaching missions of the Department, School, and University, and actively collaborate with the EWG. For more information on research in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, please visit the department website: https://med.und.edu/biomedical-sciences/ . To find out more about the epigenetics group please visit our website: https://med.und.edu/epigenetics/faculty.html
The University of North Dakota is located in Grand Forks, a family-friendly community with excellent public schools and many cultural, recreational and sporting activities. Further information on UND and the local area can be found at http://www.grandforksgov.com.
Any questions regarding the positions can be directed to Dr. Roxanne Vaughan.
Compensation and Appointment
Position: Assistant Professor
Remuneration/Salary: $85,000+/year 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.
Twelve (12) month, tenure-track appointment with University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), Department of Biomedical Sciences.
Job Summary and Responsibilities
- Develop an independent, extramurally funded research program complementing the current strengths in the Department including Epigenomics of disease and development.
- Establish interdisciplinary collaborations with other faculty members in the Department, SMHS, and UND.
- Actively seek grant funding from external agencies for individual and collaborative projects.
- Maintain a productive extramurally funded research program commensurate with rank.
- Teach medical students in a nationally recognized patient-centered learning medical school curriculum.
- Teach and advise graduate students in the Department’s integrated biomedical sciences graduate program that offers M.S., Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. degrees.
- Contribute to the development and implementation of curriculum for the M.S., Ph.D., and M.D. programs.
- Actively participate in the service missions of the Department, the SMHS, UND, and their profession.
- Contribute to written progress reports and other documents as needed by the Department and EWG.
- Demonstrate effective oral and written communication.
- Must have a Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D.
- Minimum 3 years post-doctoral experience.
- Minimum of 1 first or senior author peer reviewed journal publication within the last 5 years.
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.
- Expertise that complements current strengths in the Department in the area of epigenetics and epigenomics
- Expertise with unique model systems and/or technologies
- Strong publication record as evidenced by CV.
Applicants MUST submit on-line: 1) Curriculum Vitae, 2) statement of research accomplishments
and goals (3-page maximum), 3) statement of teaching (3-page maximum), and 4) contact
information for three references.
Apply at: https://campus.und.edu/human-resources/careers/job-openings-external.html?category=2000+Academic&subcategory=2110+Assistant+Professor
Review of applications will begin on 04/10/2020. Position is open until filled.
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