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Post Date: 10/08/2020
Close Date: 11/03/2020
North Dakota State University

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$30,000 - $49,999

Fargo, ND

Job Description:
Position Description & Details: An immediate opening for a self-motivated and independent post-doctoral associate is available in the Microbiological Sciences Department of North Dakota State University, in the laboratory of Dr. Sheela Ramamoorthy.

Responsibilities: The project will involve viral pathogenesis studies, determining the correlates of protection at the pathogen and host interface and applying fundamental knowledge towards the development of novel vaccines, including rapid-response vaccines and diagnostic tests. The porcine respiratory disease complex, involving viruses such as swine influenza, swine coronaviruses and torque teno viruses will be used as a model. Candidates will be mentored towards an independent career path, and provided with professional development opportunities such as scientific / grant writing and student mentoring opportunities.

Work Schedule: M-F, 8-5

Advertised Salary: 32,000-40,000; Commensurate with education and experience

Applicant Materials Required:

Please respond with a cover letter, CV and statement of professional goals addressed to Dr. Sheela Ramamoorthy.


NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package with includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in virology, immunology or related fields

Demonstrated research experience in a related laboratory environment.

Excellent inter-personal and oral and written communication skills

Molecular biology experience

May need to handle laboratory animals, carry weight of up to 30lbs, repeated hand movements due to pipetting

Preferred Qualifications:

Publications in virology or related fields

Experience with recombinant DNA, protein expression, transcriptomics and immunology techniques

Experience with laboratory animal experimentation

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