Post Doctoral Scholar (Park Lab)

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Job Title:

Post Doctoral Scholar (Park Lab)

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Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Salary Range:

$48,804 or commensurate with experience

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Required Related Experience:

Less than 5 years of post-doc experience, mouse works, animal surgery, biomaterials, biochemistry

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Physical Requirements:

Repeated motion, lifting of objects up to 20lbs


Typically Mon-Fri, 9:00am to 5:pm, with some nights and weekend for experiments

Job Summary:

We have openings for postdoctoral research fellow positions in the Park research group ( within the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. We are seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic, and collaborative candidates. We employ both basic sciences and engineering approaches to modulate inflammatory responses after neural trauma. Currently funded projects for postdoctoral researchers focus on the Reprogramming Neuroimmune Responses after Spinal Cord Injury. The prospective candidates will be expected to contribute to our research program where they will have opportunities to pursue technical developments in tissue engineering, biomaterials, neural engineering, gene therapy and nanotechnology for the tissue regeneration after neurotrauma, and conduct preclinical and translational research. Experience with mouse or rat work is highly desired such as microsurgery (rodent spinal cord injury model), tissue harvesting, and behavioral tests. Previous experience in biochemical assays, microscopy, cell culture, nanoparticle, biomaterials, immunohistochemistry and/or related areas would be beneficial. This position would be available immediately.

We have access to core facilities and staffs in College of Pharmacy, Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center, and across the UK campus with expertise in animal behavior assays, CNS trauma surgery, viral vector production, imaging, genomics, and biochemical assays.

Qualified candidates should apply to this posting and upload a current CV including names of two references and a one-page statement of research (specific request 1).

Qualified candidate may also send an email with a current CV including names of two references, and a one-page of research statement to Dr. Jonghyuck Park ([email protected]). For more information, please visit our research web site

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Experience with rodent works, cell culture, biomaterials and biochemistry techniques

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Posted: 3/27/2021
Application Due: 6/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time