Postdoctoral Scholar

Job description

Job Title:

Postdoctoral Scholar

Requisition Number:


Department Name:


Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Salary Range:

NIH scale, $53,760 to $58,608, depending on level of experience

Type of Position:


Position Time Status :


Required Education:


Required Related Experience:

Desired experience in inducible conditional knockout mouse models, mouse neuropathology and behavior, primary glia/neuron cell culture, gene expression profiling, pharmacological modulation of glia signaling pathways
Prior experience in AD, TBI, vascular dementia, or related neurological disease research is also desirable.

Required License/Registration/Certification:


Physical Requirements:

Sitting at computer work station for long periods of time
Standing for long periods of time
Repetitive motion
Lifting/Carrying up to 15lbs.


M-F 8am-5pm may require some nights and or weekends

Job Summary:

A postdoctoral scientist position is available immediately at the University of Kentucky, Lexington KY. We seek a highly motivated, creative, and collaborative individual to work on mechanistic and translational research projects focused on the detrimental inflammatory and neurodegenerative responses that contribute to pathophysiology in a mouse model of comorbid Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (VCID) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). A component of this project will utilize a novel brain-penetrant small molecule as an anti-inflammatory strategy to combat inflammatory-related pathophysiology to determine optimal dosing and timing in the comorbid disease environment. Anticipated approaches to delineate comorbid pathophysiology response will include a multifaceted approach harnessing multiphoton vascular imaging in intact animals, flow cytometry and cell sorting for transcriptional profiling, as well as cognitive phenotyping.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :


Preferred Education/Experience:

PhD or MD/PhD in an area relevant to pharmacology or neuroscience
Prior experience in AD, TBI, vascular dementia, or related neurological disease research is also desirable.

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.

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: 4/16/2021
Application Due: 6/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time