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Post-Doctoral Scholar in Biology

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Post-Doctoral Scholar in Biology
Requisition Number FE02130
Working Title
Department Name 8E300:Biology
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Non-Tenure Track
Required Education

Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field

Required Related Experience

Significant laboratory experience, exemplified by publication(s)

Required License/Registration/Certification


Job Summary

The laboratory of Dr. Chintan Kikani in the Department of Biology at the University of Kentucky is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated candidate with training in biochemistry, cell biology, physiology or genetics related area for a postdoctoral Research Scholar position. The successful candidate will work on NIH funded projects to investigate the interplay between the metabolic network and epigenetic processes in stem cells. Specifically, the project will employ cell biological techniques, metabolomics analysis and next-gen genomic strategies to examine how environmental conditions (signaling) impact stem cell function and regenerative capacity. The selected individual will be supported through strong mentorship, grant writing opportunities and presentation at relevant scientific conferences with networking opportunities.

The applicant must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field, with significant laboratory experience, exemplified by publication(s). Eligible applicants should be highly motivated and be able to work in a collaborative environment. The applicant will be expected to be involved in several research projects and contribute to the writing of grant applications and publications.

A post-doctoral scholar position at the University of Kentucky is a temporary position with very competitive salary support and benefits intended to provide training and education in research to advance the individuals to an independent career. The Department of Biology is building an active group of researchers with interest in various aspects of regenerative medicine.

To be considered for the position, applicants should submit their application through the UK Jobs site and also send the following documents to chintan.kikani@uky.edu.
• Current curriculum vitae and bibliography
• Cover letter describing career goals.
• Names and contact information of two academic referees.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Applicants should be highly motivated and be able to work in a collaborative environment.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
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.


Posted: 2019-10-09 Expires: 2020-06-10

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