1+ months

Post Doctoral Scholar

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Post Doctoral Scholar
Requisition Number DU07870
Department Name 7H018:Toxicology and Cancer Biology
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $47,476.00 - $50,000.00
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent

Required Related Experience

Prior research experience in cell biology, molecular biology, neuroscience, and cardiovascular research.

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Check all that apply:
☐Sitting at computer work station for long periods of time
☒Standing for long periods of time
☒Risk of back injury from moving/lifting, equipment, or materials
☒Repetitive motion
☒Lifting/Carrying up to __25_____lbs.
☒Pushing/Pulling up to ___25____ lbs.
☒Job Related Travel
☒Loud Noises
☒Hazardous Chemicals or fumes
☐Temperature extremes
☒Bloodborne/Airborne Pathogens/Recombinant DNA/Viral Vectors


Monday – Friday 8a-5p, occasional evenings or weekends required

Job Summary

The Post-Doctoral Scholar for the Dr. Changhai Tian’s Laboratory in the Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology at the University of Kentucky will be responsible for studying the mechanism of the communications between heart-brain an brain-heart during the pathogenesis of heart failure or neurodegenerative disorders, the role of extracellular vesicles in the pathogenesis of these diseases, and develop novel therapeutics to treat these diseases. Among other qualifications, successful candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and have prior research experience in molecular biology, cell biology, neuroscience and cardiovascular research (in particular heart failure).

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

Molecular biology, Neuroscience/Neurodegenerative disorders, and Cardiovascular research (particularly in heart failure).

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: 2022-08-31 Expires: 2023-04-06

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