1+ months

Post Doctoral Scholar in Physiology

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Post Doctoral Scholar in Physiology
Requisition Number FE02218
Working Title
Department Name 7H750:PHYSIOLOGY
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Non-Tenure Track
Required Education

MD or PhD

Required Related Experience

Proficient with cell culture and rodent models of lung injury

Required License/Registration/Certification

Not Applicable

Job Summary

A postdoctoral fellow position is available to study lung injury and repair in the lab of Dr. Christopher M. Waters, Ph.D., in The Department of Physiology at The University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. We are seeking outstanding scientists with Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degrees. The ideal candidate will have research experience in the field of pulmonary disease with a focus on acute lung injury, inflammation, mechanobiology, or epithelial biology, but outstanding candidates with experience in other areas will be considered.

Responsibilities of the position include working with Dr. Christopher M. Waters, Ph.D., to conduct NIH-sponsored research on mechanisms of lung injury and repair involving apoptosis signal-regulating kinase-1 (ASK1); designing and conducting experimental studies within an interdisciplinary team; and organizing, analyzing, and presenting experimental data. Experience with cell culture, molecular biology, animal models of lung injury, inflammation, epithelial biology, mechanical ventilation, atomic force microscopy, and pulmonary physiology are desirable. All applicants should have excellent oral and written communication skills. The Department of Physiology is currently ranked in the top ten nationally by the American Physiological Society.

To apply, please include a CV and cover letter along with application. Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Experience with cell culture, molecular biology techniques, and animal models

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

Preferred PhD with Pulmonary Disease related research 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: 2019-12-13 Expires: 2020-11-12

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University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40507

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