1+ months

Post Doctoral Scholar (Park Lab)

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Post Doctoral Scholar (Park Lab)
Requisition Number DU09857
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range Commensurate with experience
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
Required Related Experience
Less than 5 years of post-doc experience, mouse works, animal surgery, biomaterials, biochemistry
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Sitting and standing for long periods of time; repeated motion, lifting of objects up to 20lbs
Typically Mon-Fri, 9:00am to 5:pm, with some nights and weekend for experiments
Job Summary
The College of Pharmacy has openings for postdoctoral research fellow positions in the Park research group within the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

We are seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic, and collaborative candidates. We employ both basic sciences and engineering approaches to modulate inflammatory responses after neural trauma.

Currently funded projects for postdoctoral researchers focus on the Reprogramming Neuroimmune Responses after Spinal Cord Injury. The prospective candidates will be expected to contribute to our research program where they will have opportunities to pursue technical developments in tissue engineering, biomaterials, neural engineering, gene therapy and nanotechnology for the tissue regeneration after neurotrauma, and conduct preclinical and translational research.

Experience with mouse or rat work is highly desired such as microsurgery (rodent spinal cord injury model), tissue harvesting, and behavioral tests. Previous experience in neuroscience, biochemical assays, microscopy, cell culture, nanoparticle, biomaterials, immunohistochemistry and/or related areas would be beneficial. This position would be available immediately.

We have access to core facilities and staffs in College of Pharmacy, Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center, and across the UK campus with expertise in animal behavior assays, CNS trauma surgery, viral vector production, imaging, genomics, and biochemical assays. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online and via an email with a current CV including names of two references, and a one-page of research statement to Dr. Jonghyuck Park (jonghyuck.park@uky.edu). For more information, please visit our research web site https://parkresearch.createuky.net/

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Experience with rodent works, cell culture, biomaterials and biochemistry techniques
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 12/31/2022
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.

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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: 2022-09-12 Expires: 2022-12-14

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