Postdoctoral Scholar

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Job TitlePostdoctoral ScholarRequisition NumberDU07160Department Name7H400:Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular GenWork LocationLexington, KYSalary Range$47,476-$52,000 depending on experienceType of PositionOtherPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education


Required Related Experience

5 years (including Ph.D. training)

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Lifting, pushing, or pulling objects up to 25 pounds, sitting and/or standing for long periods of time.


Days, some weekends

Job Summary

A postdoctoral position is available immediately to investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms of the protective immunity against an intracellular protozoan parasite, Toxoplasma gondii. The projects include studies of interactions between tissue-resident cells and T cells in the protective immunity, and vaccine development. Individuals with a Ph.D. and a strong background in immunology and molecular/cellular biology are desirable.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Knowledge: Immunology, Molecular and cellular biology

Skills: Handling mice, immune cell purification by MACS and sorting, cell culture, immunological assays including ELISA, flow cytometry, DNA and RNA purification, real-time PCR, and immunohistochemistry

Ability: Capable of working independently and in a dependable and reliable manner. Excellent capability as a team worker. Maintain the precise records of the experiments in the lab notes. Excellent oral and writing communication capability.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/ExperienceDeadline to Apply10/23/2020University 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.

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    1. Curriculum Vita
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      Posted: 10/18/2020
      Application Due: 10/25/2020
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