Post Doctoral Scholar

Job description

Job Title:

Post Doctoral Scholar

Requisition Number:

DU07151

Department Name:

7H018:GRADUATE CENTER FOR TOXICOLOGY

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Salary Range:

$47,476-50,000

Type of Position:

Student

Position Time Status :

Full-Time

Required Education:

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

Required Related Experience:

Lab experience in cell/molecular biology and cancer biology

Required License/Registration/Certification:

N/A

Physical Requirements:

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
☐Radiation
☒Burns/Cuts/Punctures
☐Bloodborne/Airborne Pathogens/Recombinant DNA/Viral Vectors
☐___________________________________

Shift:

Monday – Friday, specific schedule TBD

Job Summary:

The Department of Toxicology & Cancer Biology is recruiting a Post-Doctoral Scholar to study the mechanism of carcinogenesis, cancer metastasis and develop new cancer therapies (drug repurposing and nanoparticle-mediated drug delivery). Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. degree with strong background in cell/molecular biology, cancer biology or chemistry. Experiences in studying cancer epigenetics, non-coding RNAs, functional RNA modifications, cancer stem cells or nanoparticle-mediated drug delivery with skills in handling mice, producing tumors in mice and treating mice with commonly-used drug/toxicant administration approaches would be advantageous.

Interested applicants, please include a cover letter describing your research training experience, a brief statement of your research interest, scientific achievements and future career goal, curriculum vitae (CV) and contact information (names, e-mails, and telephone numbers) of three references.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Cell/molecular biology

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :

No

Preferred Education/Experience:

Ph.D. degree with strong background in cell/molecular biology and cancer biology. Experiences in studies on cancer epigenetics, non-coding RNAs, functional RNA modifications and cancer stem cells with skills in handling mice, producing tumors in mice and treating mice with commonly-used drug/toxicant administration approaches would be advantageous.

Deadline to Apply:

01/31/2021

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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Job No:
Posted: 10/22/2020
Application Due: 12/21/2020
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