6 days old
Job Title Scientist II
Requisition Number RE24444
Working Title
Department Name 7H400:Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Gen
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 46
Salary Range $49,254-81,266/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


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Required Related Experience

No experience required.

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Occasional repetitive motion, occasional lifting of objects up to 35 lbs



Job Summary

The Korotkova laboratory at the University of Kentucky is recruiting a Scientist II to study structure, biosynthesis and function of cell wall in pathogenic streptococci: Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus agalactiae. These projects will utilize cutting-edge microscopy techniques, protein expression and purification, polysaccharide purification, GC-MS analysis of cell wall composition, construction of bacterial mutants and molecular biological and biochemical techniques (PCR, cloning, western blot, etc).

The candidate should have a PhD degree in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology or related discipline. Additionally, the candidate should have:
• A high level of scientific writing ability.
• A proven record of productivity in terms of scientific publication.
• The ability to work independently and to supervise technical staff.
• Practical knowledge of standard microbiological and molecular biological techniques (e.g. cloning, genetic manipulation of bacteria, protein expression and purification, western etc.).
• Expertise in one of the following areas would be advantageous: analysis of cell wall and peptidoglycan; carbohydrate composition analysis; fluorescent/SEM/TEM microscopy; biophysical analysis of protein-protein/polysaccharide interaction, GC-MS.

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

PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology

Deadline to Apply 09/29/2020
University Community of Inclusion

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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: 2020-09-11 Expires: 2020-10-11

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