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Post-Doctoral Scholar in Stem Cell, Chromatin and Cancer Biology

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Post-Doctoral Scholar in Stem Cell, Chromatin and Cancer Biology
Requisition Number FE02476
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.

Required Related Experience

n/a

Required License/Registration/Certification

n/a

Job Summary

The Duncan laboratory in the Department of Biology at the University of Kentucky (UK) in Lexington, KY is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to study connections between metabolism, chromatin regulation, and chemoresistance using a planarian model of in vivo stem cell biology. Scientists interested in regenerative biology and chromatin regulation are also encouraged to apply, as our lab has several exciting projects spanning multiple areas.

Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. prior to starting the position but need not have completed it before to applying. Ideal candidates will have experience in one or more of the following: developmental biology, model organisms, microscopy, biochemistry, molecular biology, chromatin biology, genomics, bioinformatics. Salary will adhere to NIH guidelines for postdoctoral researchers. Informal inquiries by email are strongly encouraged, please write to Elizabeth.duncan@uky.edu.

Review of applications will begin on a rolling basis and will continue until the position has been filled. The position is open immediately, but start date is flexible.

Interested applicants should submit their CV and a 1-2 page statement of research interests (upload as Specific Request 1). In addition, please provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

The Department of Biology houses a strong group of research labs interested in regenerative and stem cell biology using a diverse array of animal models (e.g., planarians, spiny mice, zebrafish, salamanders, lampreys) and in vitro systems. Together, these labs create a vibrant atmosphere to pursue interdisciplinary projects across comparative genomics, developmental, regenerative and evolutionary biology.

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

Ideal candidates will have experience in one or more of the following: developmental biology, model organisms, microscopy, biochemistry, molecular biology, chromatin biology, genomics, bioinformatics.

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.

Categories

Posted: 2020-11-04 Expires: 2020-12-04

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UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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Post-Doctoral Scholar in Stem Cell, Chromatin and Cancer Biology

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Lexington, KY 40507

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