1+ months

Postdoctoral Scholar

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Postdoctoral Scholar
Requisition Number DU07403
Department Name 7H180:Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range Based on NIH scale
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

Ph.D. and/or an M.D

Required Related Experience

Less than 5 years of postdoctoral experience, and a strong background in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, neuroscience, and/or neurodegenerative diseases.

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Occasional repetitive motion, sitting and standing for long periods of time, occasional lifting of objects up to 20 lbs


Mostly days

Job Summary

There is an opening in Dr. Haining Zhu’s lab for a postdoctoral scholar to work on RNA metabolism, stress granules, and protein translation in the context of neurodegenerative diseases and other health conditions. The project uses protein biochemistry, cell biology and microscopic analysis, mammalian cell culture, and rodent models.

Enthusiastic scientists with relevant experience are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates must have a Ph.D., less than 5 years of postdoctoral experiences, and a strong background in biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology. Previous experience in neurodegenerative diseases and/or cancer is a plus. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated track record of project completion and relevant first author publications. Start date is negotiable, but ideally would be in Spring 2021.

Required application materials include a current curriculum vitae and a cover letter. Please include the names and contact information for two references in the cover letter and when prompted in the application.

For further information, please contact Dr. Haining Zhu, Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
University of Kentucky, College of Medicine
Lexington, KY 40536-0509


Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Successful candidates will have a demonstrated track record of project completion and relevant first author publications

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


Deadline to Apply 05/31/2021
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Posted: 2021-03-31 Expires: 2021-05-30

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