1+ months

Post-Doctoral Scholar

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Post-Doctoral Scholar
Requisition Number DU09116
Department Name 7H025:CANCER CENTER-CORE SUPPORT
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range 47,476 - 50,000
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
PhD
Required Related Experience
Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology or related areas Expertise in biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology skills
Required License/Registration/Certification
None
Physical Requirements
Repetitive motion, lifting/carrying up to 10 lbs, Hazardous Chemicals or fumes, Bloodborne/Airborne Pathogens/Recombinant DNA/Viral Vectors
Shift
Monday – Friday 8a-5p, some evenings and weekends may be required
Job Summary
The Markey Cancer Center Is recruiting a Postdoctoral Scholar that will be funded by a NIH grant. The group investigates underlying mechanisms that control colorectal cancer progression and metastasis as well as therapeutic resistance in the levels of both gene transcription and protein translation. We particularly focus on elucidating the mechanistic basis of redundancy and crosstalk among oncoprotein-activated signaling pathways in tumor growth and metastatic progression, characterizing gene/protein functions, and identifying the potential targets and pathways for development of new anticancer drugs and therapeutics. Examples of recent publications from our lab include: Wang et al. Nat Commun 8:2207 (2017); Huang et al. Nat Commun 10:3708 (2019); Ye et al. Cell Chem Biol 26:366-377 (2019); and Guo et al. Nat Commun 11:3243 (2020). For more information, visit http://pharmns.med.uky.edu/users/sqi223

Interested candidates with a PhD degree in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, immunology, molecular pharmacology, or related discipline are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants with strong research experiences in cell/molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or pharmacology with some of the following techniques: gene cloning and manipulation, mammalian cell culture, RT-PCR, ChIP assay, protein-RNA interactions, immunoblotting, immunofluorescence and immunohistochemical analyses, and animal models. In addition, a notable publication record, strong communication and teamwork skills are also beneficial. 

This position will have a fully onsite work arrangement.

IMPORTANT: To be considered for this position you must fully complete the online application being sure to only put one (1) job title for each entry (multiple job titles for one employer must have separate entries), the # of hours worked per week and your ending salary. Also to be considered you must include 3 professional references on your application.  You will also be required to upload a cover letter outlining your interest in the position and CV.

To view our exceptional benefits, please visit https://www.uky.edu/hr/benefits.

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
Strong research experiences in cell and molecular biology or biochemistry. A notable publication record, strong communication and teamwork skills are also beneficial
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Preference will be given to applicants with strong research experiences in cell/molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or pharmacology with some of the following techniques: gene cloning and manipulation, mammalian cell culture, RT-PCR, ChIP assay, protein-RNA interactions, immunoblotting, immunofluorescence and immunohistochemical analyses, and animal models. In addition, a notable publication record, strong communication and teamwork skills are also beneficial. 
Deadline to Apply 06/30/2022
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Posted: 2022-03-31 Expires: 2022-06-01

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