Research Associate Senior

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Research Associate Senior

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Lexington, KY

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3 yrs

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Physical Requirements:

Moving and lifting objects from floor to above shoulders, standing/walking with objects up to 25 pounds. Standing and sitting at computer terminals and laboratory bench completing repetitive tasks for extensive periods of time. Occasional job related travel.


Primarily Days Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, some Evenings, Weekends are possible.

Job Summary:

Experienced, high level, and extremely knowledgeable scientist to investigate the biological function of ceramide in the biology of neural cells, particularly neural stem cells, astrocytes, and ependymal cells. graInvestigate lipid and protein interaction in the regulation of cilia and how lipid metabolism can be utilized to support the function of cilia. Scientific experimentation will be the primary responsibility. This requires experimental design, preparing samples and train personnel for projects with the end result being publications and grant applications. Assistance with writing protocols, manuscripts, and grant applications, as well as review of literature to identify protocols necessary for edge of science breakthroughs will be necessary. Mouse colony management and genotyping

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Mouse care, cell dissociation, RNA isolation, recombinant DNA techniques, cell biology, cell culture, Microsoft Excel, organizational skills, attention to detail, writing skill.

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Preferred Education/Experience:

Degree in biological sciences related field and multiple years of successful independent work history in a related scientific field preferred. Mouse colony management and genotyping.

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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: 5/3/2021
Application Due: 5/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time