Scientist I

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Scientist I

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Lexington, KY

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No experience required.

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Sitting and standing for long periods of time. Performing repetitive motions tasks. Bending, stooping and lifting up to 15 lbs. Effectively communicating with individuals from diverse backgrounds.


Monday- Friday. Some nights and weekends.

Job Summary:

The College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, seeks an experienced Scientist I for the laboratory of Dr. Oleg Tsodikov.

The Scientist will contribute to the design and performance of experiments in the major research areas of 1) structural biology of the enzymes involved in drug resistance and pathogenesis, by both X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), and complementary biochemical studies 2) structural biology of enzymes involved in natural product biosynthesis, both by X-ray crystallography and cryo-EM, and complementary biochemical studies. This involves cloning, protein expression and purification, biochemical assays, crystallization experiments, preparation of cryo-EM samples, data collection (X-ray diffraction and cryo-EM images).

This position will perform experiments for crystallographic studies in Research areas 1 and 2 described above. Analyze data from own experiments. Plan and write manuscripts based on the findings from experiments. Publish primary manuscripts in high impact journals.

Additionally, this position will mentor graduate students and post doc scholar in day-to-day experiment planning and execution. They will also compile research information/data for grant proposals and assist with grant writing by providing tables, figures and parts of text for grant submissions.

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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: 11/19/2020
Application Due: 2/17/2021
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