Post Doctoral Scholar

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Job Title:

Post Doctoral Scholar

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Work Location:

Lexington, KY

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Required Education:

Ph.D. degree with strong background in cell biology/molecular biology and cancer biology

Required Related Experience:

Lab experience in cell culture, animal model, transfection/clone selection

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Physical Requirements:

Check all that apply:
☐Sitting at computer work station for long periods of time
☒Standing for long periods of time
☐Risk of back injury from moving/lifting, equipment, or materials
☒Repetitive motion
☒Lifting/Carrying up to _25____lbs.
☒Pushing/Pulling up to __25_____ lbs.
☐Job Related Travel
☐Loud Noises
☐Hazardous Chemicals or fumes
☐Temperature extremes
☒Bloodborne/Airborne Pathogens/Recombinant DNA/Viral Vectors


Monday – Friday, specific schedule TBD

Job Summary:

The Department of Toxicology & Cancer Biology is searching for Postdoctoral Scholar who can function independently, with minimum input from the PI. The Postdoctoral Scholar will work on at least two projects: 1) Role of mitochondrial transfer in cancer aggression/resistance and 2) Role of ROS in radiation resistant cancer development. The candidate will design, organize and conduct highly specialized and advanced experiments using established scientific protocols and, in some cases, design new protocols; summarize research results or presentations and grant applications, and write manuscripts for publication.

Duties include but are not limited to:
•Perform and collect data from in vitro as well as in vivo experiments.
•Maintain an organized and a complete lab notebook and computer database of research data.
•Use word processing, graphic design, and statistical analysis software to summarize the data for presentations at UK and research conferences and publications in research journals.
•Attend laboratory meetings and departmental research seminars.
•Operate specialized scientific equipment.
•Train students and other lab members as needed.
•Troubleshoot experimental results.
•Analyze and summarize data for grant application and publication

To apply please submit the following with your application: CV, Cover Letter, Transcript with English translation and be sure to enter at least 3 professional references in your application.

Tentative starting date is early January 2021.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Excellent technical expertise in Molecular Biology and Cell Biology; Ability to work in a collegial and cooperative manner with the faculty supervisor and other co-workers; Written and oral communications skills; Knowledge and experience with computer programs including word processing, Excel, PowerPoint and statistical analysis software.

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Preferred Education/Experience:

Ph.D. degree with strong background in cell biology/molecular biology and cancer biology. Experiences in studies of free radical biology are preferred but not required.

University 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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Posted: 10/2/2020
Application Due: 7/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time