23 days old

Post Doctoral Scholar

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Post Doctoral Scholar
Requisition Number DU06784
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $50,004/year
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Full-Time
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Physical Requirements

Sitting for long periods of time


Monda-Friday 8a-5p, some after hours and weekends required

Job Summary

The Chen Lab at the University of Kentucky has a postdoctoral position open to study the glial response to central nervous system injury. We are in the Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Center and affiliated with the Department of Neuroscience. We study how glial cells contribute to the repair of the central nervous system, by using a combination of mouse genetics, experimental central nervous system (CNS) injury models, mouse behavioral assays, and cellular and molecular biology. We are seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic, and collaborative candidates. Nuclei of research interests in neurotrauma, aging-related neurodegeneration, and neuroscience at the University of Kentucky provide a stimulating environment and ample opportunities to collaborate across displines. Recent Ph.D. graduates of neurobiology, cellular and molecular biology, or relevant research background will be preferred. Qualified candidates are encouraged to email the principal investigator, Dr. Chen, at meifan.chen@uky.edu with a CV, description of research interests, and contacts of three references.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Communication, critical thinking, attention to details, organization, collaboration

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

Research experience in neurobiology, experimental spinal cord injury models, cellular & molecular biology, and/mor mouse models.

Deadline to Apply 10/27/2020
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: 2020-10-01 Expires: 2020-10-31

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