Post Doctoral Scholar (Bauer Lab)

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Post Doctoral Scholar (Bauer Lab)

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Lexington, KY

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Required Education:

Ideal candidates are recent or soon-to-be PhD, PharmD/PhD, MD/PhD, or DVM graduates

Required Related Experience:

A background in neuroscience, blood-brain barrier research, epilepsy, transport biology, and/or cell signaling

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Physical Requirements:

Sitting for long periods of time. Carrying, lifting, pushing or pulling up to 15lbs periodically. Walking across campus and throughout hospital.


Monday – Friday. Nights and weekends periodically.

Job Summary:

The Bauer Laboratory at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY is seeking qualified candidates for one NIH-funded postdoctoral position in blood-brain barrier/neurovascular research (requisition # DU06259).

This project is focused on understanding blood-brain barrier dysfunction in epilepsy (in vivo rodent epilepsy models, human brain tissue). Methods will include stereotactic surgery, video-EEG, in vivo imaging, biochemical, molecular, and functional assays.

Ideal candidates are recent or soon-to-be PhD, PharmD/PhD, MD/PhD, or DVM graduates with a background in neuroscience, blood-brain barrier/neurovascular research, epilepsy, transport biology, and/or cell signaling. Candidates are expected to be highly motivated, detail-oriented, have outstanding organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, and must have an excellent work ethic.

The Bauer Laboratory is part of the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging ( and the Brain and Epilepsy Alliance for Metabolism research ( The Bauer laboratory fosters interdisciplinary research and is dedicated to exploring blood-brain barrier and neurovascular function with the goal to improve treatment of brain disorders.

Applications should contain a cover letter that includes a statement of past research experience and career goals, CV, copies of 3 relevant publications (under specific request 1), and contact information for three reference (under specific request 2).

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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: 3/25/2021
Application Due: 6/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time