1+ months

Post Doctoral Scholar

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Post Doctoral Scholar
Requisition Number DU08567
Department Name 7H750:PHYSIOLOGY
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range Minimum of $47,476, or commensurate with experience
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree
Required Related Experience
Experience with muscle contraction and/or cardiac function.
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Ability to stand for long periods of time for laboratory experiments. Ability to sit for long periods of time at a desk with computer duties like data analyses and writing.
Typically Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5pm, with some nights and weekends possible due to experimentation.
Job Summary
In the laboratory of Dr. Ken Campbell, we are looking for a postdoc to support NIH funded projects focused on the contractile properties of human myocardium. Working as part of a translational research team, the successful applicant will perform (1) cell and tissue-level measurements of contractile function, and (2) support biochemical analyses of human myocardium.
We prefer candidates who have experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • contractile measurements using living or chemically permeabilized cells
  • assessments of ventricular function
  • biochemistry (gels / blots) of sarcomeric proteins
  • scientific writing
Our lab is team oriented and collaborates with multiple groups worldwide. Our work spans from molecular function to clinical cardiology. We take professional development seriously and help each other to write grant applications and papers. The successful candidate will have opportunities to:
  • perform research with human myocardial samples
  • receive mentoring and support for grant development (e.g. AHA Scientist Development Grants, NIH K99s)
  • receive mentoring and support for career development
More information about our lab is available at http://www.campbellmusclelab.org
To apply, please provide:
  • CV
  • Cover letter, explaining why specifically you are interested in our lab
  • Contact details for 3 references

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply
University Community of Inclusion

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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: 2022-03-16 Expires: 2022-06-17

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