Postdoctoral Scholar

Job description

Job Title:

Postdoctoral Scholar

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

7H700:Molecular & Biomedical Pharmacology

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Salary Range:

Based on NIH salary scale and commiserate with experience

Type of Position:


Position Time Status :


Required Education:


Required Related Experience:

Experience with handling mice, cell culture, Western blotting, flow cytometry, DNA and RNA purification, real-time PCR, and immunohistochemistry preferred.

Required License/Registration/Certification:


Physical Requirements:

Sitting and or standing for long periods of time.


Monday – Friday 8a-5p, some weekends required

Job Summary:

A postdoctoral position is available immediately to investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms of hormones and endocrinology in obesity and insulin-resistant diabetes. The projects include studies on fatty liver disease and interactions with adipose tissue depots. Individuals with a Ph.D. and a strong background in metabolism are desirable. Knowledge of RNA-sequencing and/or bioinformatics are not necessary but will be beneficial. Background in metabolism, molecular and cellular biology, and endocrinology beneficial.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Capable of working independently and in a dependable and reliable manner. Excellent capability as a team worker. Maintain precise records of the experiments in the lab notes. Excellent oral and writing communication capability.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :


Deadline to Apply:


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.

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Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 6/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time