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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of North Dakota

Date Posted Nov. 4, 2020
Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND, United States
Department Chemistry
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date 1st quarter of 2021
  • Post-Doc
  • Chemistry - Analytical
    Chemistry - General

The Department of Chemistry is seeking a postdoctoral research associate in the field of chemical characterization using chromatographic/mass spectrometric methods. The initial appointment is for one year and is renewable for a second year, pending annual review of performance and continued availability of funding. The successful candidate can start January 1, 2021.

The Department of Chemistry in Abbott Hall is well equipped for ongoing research performed by individual faculty funded by external funding from the National Science Foundation, ND EPSCOR, PRF ACS and other agencies. Abbott Hall houses 29 laboratories and classrooms, over 30 faculty and student offices including space for modern teaching and research facilities in the state of North Dakota and surrounding regions.

Duties & Responsibilities
This appointment will include chemical characterization employing thermal desorption-pyrolysis (TD-Pyr) with evolved gas analysis (EGA) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) to allow for comprehensive characterization of a range of matrices providing insights in several application areas. Further duties encompass maintenance of instruments and laboratory, supervision of graduate and undergraduate students, and writing up manuscripts and proposals.

Required Competencies
Critical thinking and analytical skills
Highly motivated and able to work independently
Effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, and students

Minimum Requirements
Ph.D. in analytical chemistry or a closely related field
Experience with GC-MS
Ability to process extensive data sets
Successful completion of criminal history records check

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. This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience with pyrolysis-GC-MS and data processing
Experience with pyrolysis of targeted matrices
Excellent proposal and research paper writing skills
Demonstrated excellent presentation skills
Proficiency in common analytical techniques

Minimum Hiring Salary
$42,000, full-time, benefited

  • Additional Information

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    All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

    Confidentiality of Application Materials

    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.

    EEO Statement

    The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

    Veteran’s Preference

    Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

    Clery Statement

    In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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Contact Information

  • Alena Kubatova
    University of North Dakota
    151 Cornell St.
    Stop 9024
    Grand Forks, ND 58202


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