1+ months

Post Doctoral Scholar (Venditto Lab)

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Post Doctoral Scholar (Venditto Lab)
Requisition Number DU09367
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range Minimum $47,476
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
PhD in Immunology, Biomedical Sciences or other related field
Required Related Experience
Demonstrates experience of knowledge in the following techniques:
- Mouse handling
- Immune modulation (vaccines or therapeutics)
- In vitro and in vivo assessment of immune response
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Sitting and standing for long periods of time. Lifting, carrying, pushing up to 15lbs.
Monday-Friday. Some nights and weekends as needed.
Job Summary

Postdoctoral position available for highly motivated individual interested in immune modulation.
We are looking for a highly motivated scientist to contribute to investigate the autoimmune responses associated with cardiovascular disease. Successful postdoctoral candidates must hold or have a closely pending doctoral-level degree in Immunology, biomedical sciences, or related field. Additionally, candidates should have at least two first author publications (published or in press) in English Language peer reviewed journals.
It is highly preferred that candidates have the following skills: mouse handling and in vivo immunology studies, assessment of immune responses by ELISA and/or flow cytometry, and cell culture. Candidates with these skills and a background in B cell biology would be highly competitive for this position.
Please include a skill section on your CV when applying. This is an interdisciplinary laboratory where the candidate will be expected to contribute to several aspects of the project from liposomal formulation, characterization, to in vitro and in vivo evaluation. The ideal candidate will utilize this position as an opportunity to apply their former training to this exciting project and learn new skills to advance their career.
The ideal candidate will also be highly independent and be able to work collaboratively to advance the specific goals of their project and contribute conceptually to other projects in the laboratory. They must be able to pursue intellectually and technically complex projects through to completion, and interpret scientific data and results. 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.

The appointee will prepare manuscripts for publication, contribute to grant applications, present findings at seminars and conferences, and contribute to group meetings. The appointee will also be asked to mentor graduate, professional, and undergraduate students in the laboratory.
The Venditto Lab is located at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in the Lee T. Todd Jr. Building, which is designed to foster a collaborative environment and promote cross pollination of ideas across disciplines. The UK College of Pharmacy is ranked #6 in the country. Our lab utilizes innovative approaches to modulate immune responses to understand the molecular underpinnings of disease and develop new therapies that will one day improve patient outcomes. More information on the laboratory research can be found at: www.vendittolab.createuky.net
Interested applicants should upload a current CV, contact information for three references under specific request 1 and a brief statement on their previous research experience and future goals under specific request 2.

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
It is highly preferred that candidates have the following skills:
- Murine immune studies
- Flow cytometry 
- Mammalian cell culture

It is preferred that candidates have one of more of the following skills:
- ex vivo T cell / B cell activity
Deadline to Apply 09/30/2022
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.

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: 2022-06-06 Expires: 2022-09-07

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