Research Associate/COM

Lexington, KY
Sep 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Center for Research on Environmental Disease seeks a Research Associate to carry out laboratory research in the area of metal toxicity and carcinogenesis and mechanism-based prevention.

The work will include literature analysis, draft research design including development animal protocol, carry out the experiments, interpret the results, and write the manuscripts.

The incumbent is expected to work diligently in the laboratory, interact well with others, develop one's career, and help training new graduate students in the skills and techniques with which she or he is familiar. Technical experience in cellular and molecular biology, data collection and analysis is needed.

Technical experience in animal handling, surgery, and knowledge of animal handling procedures, including the development of animal protocol for approval by Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

Experience in the investigation in the mechanism of metal-induced carcinogenesis is required.

Job Title
Research Associate/COM

Requisition Number

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Department Name
7H041:Ctr for Research on Environ Disease

Work Location
Lexington, KY

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Physical Requirements

May require of lifting 25-30 lbs, sitting or standing for long period of time, repetitive motions. Animal handling.


8:00 am - 5:00 pm (40 hrs per week)


Photoshop, Endnote and common software for regular laboratory operations and data processing are needed, MS Suite especially Powerpoint

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

PhD plus 4+ years of experience in toxicology and environmental cancer research.
Experience in the investigation in the mechanism of metal-induced carcinogenesis is preferred.

Deadline to Apply

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter