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Job Title Scientist II
Requisition Number RE33738
Working Title Metabolomics and Proteomics Coordinator
Department Name 7H026: Center for Environmental and Systems Biochemistry
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 46
Salary Range $50,981-84,115/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
Sitting/Standing for long periods of time, lifting/pushing/pulling of objects up to 50 lbs, repetitive motion
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, some nights and weekends as needed.
Job Summary
The Markey Cancer Center (MCC), Center for Environment Systems Biochemistry (CESB) is currently recruiting for a Scientist II. This position is being recruited to serve the stable-isotope resolved metabolomics (SIRM), non-mass spectrometric proteomics, and metallomics needs of the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center’s Redox Metabolism Shared Resource Facility (RM-SRF), which collaborates with over 20 research labs to help utilize the instrumentation and expertise of the CESB.

The researchers using the RM-SRF typically deal with data representing a field outside of their expertise, which consists of large data sets that total over 1 million assays/yr for the RM-SRF. To meet this need, the Scientist II will advise on experimental design with regards to SIRM, non-mass spectrometric proteomics, and metallomics analyses, coordinate analytical instrument scheduling with the CESB Service Center, conduct data reduction which is a substantial portion of the effort, and initial metabolic interpretation. The incumbent will also conduct some of the benchwork for the analyses and/or train personnel from investigators’ laboratories, such as sample preparation, in order to expedite analysis as needed. The position requires knowledge of cancer biology, understanding of chemical quantitative analytics, metabolism, and some experience in animal handling, cell culture, and clinical/translational experimentation.

This position will have a fully onsite work arrangement.

IMPORANT: To be considered for this position you must fully complete the online application being sure to only put 1 job title for each place you work (multiple job titles for one employer must have separate entries), duties should be in detail, the # of hours worked per week and your ending salary. You will also be required to upload a cover letter, CV, and as Specific Request 1 , 2, and 3, three separate letters of recommendation.

To view our exceptional benefits, please visit https://www.uky.edu/hr/benefits.

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
Microsoft Office & Excel; MestReNova; Tracefinder, Xcalibur, VMWare, ImageJ
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
PhD, post doctoral, and Scientist-level experience in NMR, MS, and RPPA applied to metabolism
Deadline to Apply 05/15/2022
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: 2022-05-02 Expires: 2022-06-01

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