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Post Doctoral Scholar - Veterinary Science

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Post Doctoral Scholar - Veterinary Science
Requisition Number DU00092
Department Name 81140:Veterinary Science
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range 47,476
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
PhD degree in Veterinary Science, Equine Science, or Biological Sciences.
Required Related Experience
Skills in equine research techniques and laboratory procedures. Scientific writing experience is necessary.
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Work in laboratory may require long periods of standing or sitting. In addition, will be required to work with horses during experiments.
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, but may vary depending on experiments.
Job Summary
The scholar will conduct research on the horse as determined by their mentor. In addition, the scholar may participate in the training of graduate students in various lab techniques and procedures.

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
A 12-month postdoctoral scholar position is available at the Gluck Equine Research Center, University of Kentucky, under the supervision of Dr. Amanda Adams. The successful applicant will engage in equine research investigating various aspects of immune responses and nutritional management of horses with equine endocrine disorders of pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), equine metabolic syndrome (EMS), and insulin dysregulation (ID). The applicant will work with the herds of aged, PPID, EMS/ID horses that are maintained at the University of Kentucky. The applicant will also be involved with field studies investigating various risk factors for equine endocrine disorders and laminitis. Opportunities to combine applied research with cutting edge exploration using whole animal investigation (equine), cell culture, flow cytometry, ELISAs, and molecular biology research techniques will be offered. This position will also provide a unique opportunity to interact with and gain experiences with the WALTHAM™ Equine Studies Group led by Dr. Pat Harris MRCVS and MARS EQUESTRIAN™. There is potential for an additional 1-2 year extension to this position.

Preferred qualifications include enthusiasm, excellent communication and soft skills, professionalism, teamwork ethic, a strong academic record, as well as scientific rigor, and a desire to work at the interface of nutrition, endocrinology and the equine industry. Candidates must have a PhD degree in Veterinary Science, Equine Science, Animal Science or Biological Sciences. Candidates with a DVM and PhD are desired.

Applicants should forward a CV with the contact information of 2-3 references and a statement of research interests by e-mail to: amanda.adams@uky.edu

Stipend Amount/per year
$47,476/year plus benefits

University of Kentucky’s Ag Equine Programs, is a framework that encompasses everything equine in UK’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. As part of the UK Ag Equine Programs, the Gluck Equine Research Center’s mission is scientific discovery, education, and dissemination of knowledge for the benefit of the health and welfare of horses.
The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity university. We encourage applications from all academically qualified people interested in educational opportunities.

Lexington, Kentucky
Start Date
Summer 2022

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.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
enthusiasm, excellent communication and soft skills, professionalism, teamwork ethic, a strong academic record, as well as scientific rigor, and a desire to work at the interface of nutrition, endocrinology and the equine industry. Candidates with a DVM and PhD are desired.
Deadline to Apply 04/01/2023
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: 2023-02-16 Expires: 2023-04-19

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