1+ months

Post Doctoral Scholar

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Post Doctoral Scholar
Requisition Number DU08573
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range Minimum of $47,476 per year 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 cell culture, molecular biology, histological analysis of tissues/atherosclerotic lesions, animal models of inflammation, atherosclerosis, vascular diseases, lipid metabolism are desirable. All applicants should have excellent English oral and written communication skills.
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Standing at the bench for extended periods. Sitting at desks and computers for long periods. Walking some extended distances to locations of need for use of service centers or collaborations as example. Lifting of objects up to 25 pounds.
Typically Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5pm, with some nights and weekends possible due to experimentation.
Job Summary
We are seeking Postdoctoral Researchers to lead projects in acute and chronic inflammation and host innate immunity in disease models such as atherosclerosis, aortic aneurysms, sepsis, and others. We use state-of-the-art techniques like spatial transcriptomics and 2-photon live animal imaging to investigate molecular and cellular mechanisms.
The ideal candidates will be highly independent and be able to work collaboratively to advance their projects. They must be able to pursue intellectually and technically complex projects through to completion. The appointee will be given autonomy to grow as an independent scientist while working as part of the team to accelerate the research objectives of the lab as well as opportunities for career development.
We provide competitive salary. Low cost of living in Lexington KY is another benefit. Interested applicants after successful application to the UK jobs system should provide their CV and a brief statement of research interests. Direct email to Congqing Wu, cwu3@uky.edu

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

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

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