Post- doctoral Scholar (Kolesar Lab - Oncology Pharmacogenomics)

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Post- doctoral Scholar (Kolesar Lab - Oncology Pharmacogenomics)

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Lexington, KY

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Required Education:

PhD or PharmD with PGY2 in Oncology or related

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Clinical pharmacology, molecular biology, immunology, animal models

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Physical Requirements:

Sitting for long periods of time, lifting up to 10 lbs


Monday – Friday, days, some evenings and/or weekends (exempt position)

Job Summary:

Postdoctoral position available for a highly motivated individual in cancer clinical pharmacology in the Kolesar group. This is a position in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science that will perform cancer clinical pharmacology research, including cell culture, animal modeling, cell viability experiments and other relevant assays.

The successful applicant will have the ability to generate relevant oncology genomic research questions and perform complex experiments and data analysis with modest supervision and direction. The selected candidate with also present data at seminars and scientific meetings, assist with manuscript preparation, contribute data to grant proposals and assist with training junior lab members. The candidate will maintain familiarity with the current literature, contribute to study design and analytical approaches as well as execute multiple projects associated with cancer pharmacology.

The major goal of the Kolesar group is to develop and implement genomic cancer medicine. This position will contribute substantially to the mission by identifying novel drug combinations for subsequent drug development. The long-term goal for the post-doctoral fellow is to generate several high impact manuscripts and competitively apply for extramural funding towards the goal of an independent research career.

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The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge in clinical cancer therapeutics and genomics combined with developed data analytic skills and an ability to work successfully in an interdisciplinary team.

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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: 5/13/2021
Application Due: 8/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time