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 Related Experience:

Laboratory experience in one or more: ELISA assays, flow cytometry methods, biospecimen collection, processing and archiving, cell culture.
Management of large data sets and statistical analysis.

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Physical Requirements:

Standing or sitting up to 8 hours/day, lifting <30 lbs, may view computer up to 8 hours/day. Comfortable with human and/or animal sample exposure.


Flexible, generally Monday-Friday 8-5, some weekend, evening or night duties depending on research projects.

Job Summary:

This position is part of an effort to develop a research program in translational and clinical research in pediatrics (TCRP) in partnership with Kentucky Children’s Hospital (KCH). The successful candidate will have a desire to develop their career in alignment with the program goal of addressing aspects of child health and disease in the region KCH serves.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Excellent laboratory skills with hands on expertise in one or more of the following: ELISA assays, flow cytometry methods, biospecimen collection, breakdown and archiving, clinical methods, vascular function, phlebotomy.

Must have excellent communication skills, an interest in clinical and translational research development and project management, medical writing (including grant proposals and publications), and grant submission management. Effective participation in team-oriented project development and management is vital to success in this role.

Additional skills in data management, generating data tables and graphic representations with software engineering/programming capabilities a plus.

Should be comfortable with clinical enrollment and consenting with knowledge of regulatory functions and oversight.

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Preferred Education/Experience:

Should have advanced training/education in one or more of the following disciplines: epidemiology, pharmacology, nutritional sciences, other medical/clinical or similar discipline. Management of large data sets, and statistical analysis experience. An interest and/or track record in environmental health issues, clinical pharmacology/toxicology/drug development, and/or regional health concerns is desirable.

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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: 4/14/2021
Work Type: Full Time