Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Fargo, ND
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Sep 30, 2020
Job Type
Full Time
Position Information

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

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

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.

About Us

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. Our main campus is located in Fargo, ND with Extension Service and Research Experiment Station locations across the entire state. NDSU has been listed in the Top 100 public research universities in the United States for research and development in agricultural sciences, psychology and social sciences, based on reported research expenditures.

NDSU is an exciting place to work offering a stimulating and diverse environment richly populated with people pursuing life-long learning and personal growth. Employees often attend on-campus cultural events, lectures, athletic events and enjoy walks through our beautiful campus.

NDSU employs over 6000 full-time and part-time employees across the state, making it the second largest employer in the community. NDSU is the best college in ND, according to Money Magazine (September 2018). NDSU was named a 2019 Best Value College by Forbes. Fargo made's top 10 list of cities to find a job and ranked at #11 for best places to live overall.

NDSU offers a wide array of professional opportunities including faculty, executive, managerial, professional, technical, paraprofessional, office support, servers and crafts/trades. Like a small city, NDSU operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Full time employees are offered a superb benefit package to include 100% company paid health insurance premiums and tuition assistance for employees and immediate family members. All of us at NDSU play an important role in serving our students and public constituencies. We encourage motivated and talented team members that thrive in a higher-ed environment to join our university!


With energy and momentum, North Dakota State University addresses the needs and aspirations of people in a changing world by building on our land-grant foundation.

Additional Information

No Smoking Notice:

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. ยง 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Veteran's Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.

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