Post-Doctoral Scholar -Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacology (Leggas lab)

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Job TitlePost-Doctoral Scholar -Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacology (Leggas lab)Requisition NumberDU05075Department Name7K300:PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCESWork LocationLexington, KYSalary Rangeminimum - $47,476Type of PositionTemporaryPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education

PhD or equivalent degree in biomedical sciences

Required Related Experience

Experience working both independently and under direction is also critical. Ideally, the candidate should have experience with pharmacokinetic and metabolism study design and conduct. Expertise in liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry applied to complex biological specimens are desirable but not essential. Comfort in working with animal biospecimens is a necessity. Demonstrated capability in pharmacokinetic modeling, demonstrated scientific writing skills will be considered favorably

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting for long periods of time.
Lifting, pushing, pulling up to 20 lbs.
Standing for long periods of time


Monday – Friday. Some nights and weekends may be required.

Job Summary

The laboratory of Dr. Mark Leggas is recruiting a postdoctoral scholar in pharmacokinetics/pharmacology at the University of Kentucky Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The fellow will participate in an exciting drug development project to further the development of lead drug candidates for the treatment of Ewing Sarcoma. The project involves both research efforts and pre-IND activities.

The position seeks a trainee whose primary expertise are in Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism but are willing to extend their skillset and incorporate other pharmacology studies such as tumor xenografts for efficacy assessment. Expertise in bioanalytical methods are also desirable but not critical. The post-doc will perform sample preparation, LC-MS instrument maintenance and operation to acquire highly reproducible data and metabolite identification. They will contribute to study design and/or conduct of animal experiments and will perform PK/PD modeling and statistical analysis. The post-doc is expected to work independently but will interface with the PI, senior graduate students, staff, and collaborators.

This position is supported fully by a grant from the state of Kentucky.
This position is available immediately. Please submit the following:

1. Cover letter highlighting interest in the position and relevant qualifications
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Copy of the transcript (unofficial)
4. Copy of relevant publications (specific request 1)
5. Name and contact information of three references (specific request 2)

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

—Work in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.
-Maintain excellent lab citizenship.
-Develop standard operating procedures for junior staff and students.
-Design, conduct, and communicate technically complex experiments.
-Develop/use liquid chromatography-high resolution mass spectrometry methods for detection of molecules of interest and adhere to standard practices in the field.
-Contribute to the intellectual environment of the laboratory and department through presentations.
-Others as assigned.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/ExperienceDeadline to ApplyUniversity Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Curriculum Vita
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Academic Transcript
    4. Specific Request 1
    5. Specific Request 2
    Optional Documents




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      Posted: 5/29/2019
      Application Due: 7/28/2019
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