Post-doctoral Fellow in Cancer Biology

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job TitlePost-doctoral Fellow in Cancer BiologyRequisition NumberDU05006Department Name7H025:CANCER CENTER-CORE SUPPORTWork LocationLexington, KYSalary RangeDepends on level of training & the NRSA stipend levelsType of PositionStudentPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education

PhD in Cancer Biology or related field

Required Related Experience

0-2 years of post-doctoral research experience

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

☒Standing for long periods of time
☒Lifting/Carrying up to __25___ lbs.
☒Pushing/Pulling up to __25___ lbs.
☒Hazardous Chemicals or fumes
☒Temperature extremes
☒Bloodborne/Airborne Pathogens/Recombinant DNA/Viral Vectors


Monday – Friday, specific schedule TBD

Job Summary

Postdoctoral Fellow position to perform cancer related research. The research experiments may involve wet bench experiments, animal experiments, and use of clinical samples from normal individuals and cancer patients. Participation in seminars and journal clubs, and attending national cancer meetings is essential. Research productivity will be assessed every six months and the position is renewable on a yearly basis.

Required documents to apply that will need to be uploaded are as follows: Specific Request 1 – PhD Diploma or memo from Graduate School of your Institution indicating you have completed all requirements needed to receive your PhD; Specific Request 2 – Summary of research background and interests; Specific Request 3 – Letter of recommendation from your most recent mentor (Graduate Student or Post Doc Scholar)

If you have specific questions, please email Erin Oakley at [email protected]

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Molecular and cell biology skills, handling of small animals and studies with tumors in mice. Knowledge of cancer cell biology, signaling, metabolism, genomics and epigenetics. Ability to communicate effectively and cordially with other lab personnel.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/Experience


Deadline to Apply07/31/2019University 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. Specific Request 1
    4. Specific Request 2
    5. Specific Request 3
    6. Academic Transcript
    Optional Documents




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      Posted: 7/5/2019
      Application Due: 8/16/2019
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