Scientist II

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Job TitleScientist IIRequisition NumberRE24444Working TitleDepartment Name7H400:Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular GenWork LocationLexington, KYGrade Level46Salary Range$49,254-81,266/yearType of PositionStaffPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education


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Physical Requirements

Occasional repetitive motion, occasional lifting of objects up to 35 lbs



Job Summary

The Korotkova laboratory at the University of Kentucky is recruiting a Scientist II to study structure, biosynthesis and function of cell wall in pathogenic streptococci: Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus agalactiae. These projects will utilize cutting-edge microscopy techniques, protein expression and purification, polysaccharide purification, GC-MS analysis of cell wall composition, construction of bacterial mutants and molecular biological and biochemical techniques (PCR, cloning, western blot, etc).

The candidate should have a PhD degree in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology or related discipline. Additionally, the candidate should have:
•A high level of scientific writing ability.
•A proven record of productivity in terms of scientific publication.
•The ability to work independently and to supervise technical staff.
•Practical knowledge of standard microbiological and molecular biological techniques (e.g. cloning, genetic manipulation of bacteria, protein expression and purification, western etc.).
•Expertise in one of the following areas would be advantageous: analysis of cell wall and peptidoglycan; carbohydrate composition analysis; fluorescent/SEM/TEM microscopy; biophysical analysis of protein-protein/polysaccharide interaction, GC-MS.

Skills / Knowledge / AbilitiesDoes this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/Experience

PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology

Deadline to Apply09/29/2020University 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.

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  1. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

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  3. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
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    Posted: 9/9/2020
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