Post Doctoral Scholar

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Job Title:

Post Doctoral Scholar

Requisition Number:


Department Name:


Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Salary Range:

$47,476.00 - $50,000.00

Type of Position:


Position Time Status :


Required Education:

Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent

Required Related Experience:

Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent

Required License/Registration/Certification:


Physical Requirements:

Check all that apply:
☐Sitting at computer work station for long periods of time
☒Standing for long periods of time
☒Risk of back injury from moving/lifting, equipment, or materials
☒Repetitive motion
☒Lifting/Carrying up to __25_____lbs.
☒Pushing/Pulling up to ___25____ lbs.
☒Job Related Travel
☒Loud Noises
☒Hazardous Chemicals or fumes
☐Temperature extremes
☒Bloodborne/Airborne Pathogens/Recombinant DNA/Viral Vectors


Monday – Friday 8a-5p, occasional evenings or weekends required

Job Summary:

Dr. Ka-wing (Will) Fong’s lab is actively seeking a postdoctoral scholar to study transcriptional, epigenetic and metabolic regulation of prostate cancer. Among other qualifications, successful candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and have prior research experience in cancer biology, epigenetics, cell biology, molecular biology, cell metabolism, and animal tumor models.

The position is available immediately. Enthusiastic scientists with relevant experience are encouraged to apply. Required application materials include a current curriculum vitae and a cover letter. Please include the names and contact information for 2-3 references in the cover letter and when prompted in the application.

For further information, please contact Dr. Ka-wing (Will) Fong, Assistant Professor, Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology
University of Kentucky, College of Medicine
Lexington, KY 40536-0509

Lab URL:

[email protected]

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :


Preferred Education/Experience:

Cancer biology, epigenetics, cell biology, molecular biology, cell metabolism, and animal tumor models.

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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Job No:
Posted: 5/7/2021
Application Due: 6/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time