1+ months

Postdoctoral Scholar

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Postdoctoral Scholar
Requisition Number DU09862
Department Name 7H018:Toxicology and Cancer Biology
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $50,000.00
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent
Required Related Experience
Prior research experience in cancer biology, epigenetics, cell biology, molecular biology, cell metabolism, and animal tumor models.
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
Dr. Ka-wing (Will) Fong’s lab is actively seeking a postdoctoral scholar to study transcriptional, epigenetic and metabolic regulation of prostate cancer. Among other qualifications, successful candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and have prior research experience in cancer biology, molecular biology and cell metabolism.
The position is available immediately. Enthusiastic scientists with relevant experience are encouraged to apply. Required application materials include a current curriculum vitae and a cover letter. Please include the names and contact information for 2 references in the cover letter and when prompted in the application.
For further information, please contact Dr. Ka-wing (Will) Fong, Assistant Professor, Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology
University of Kentucky, College of Medicine
Lexington, KY 40536-0509
Lab URL: https://toxicology.med.uky.edu/users/kfo241

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
Cancer biology, epigenetics, cell biology, molecular biology, cell metabolism, and animal tumor models.
Deadline to Apply 06/02/2023
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Posted: 2022-12-02 Expires: 2023-04-13

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