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Job Title Scientist II
Requisition Number RE38094
Working Title Scientist II
Department Name 7H100:Department of Neuroscience
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 for long periods of time
Monday-Friday 8:00am -5:00pm
Job Summary
A scientist position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Brian Gold (https://sites.google.com/view/gold-cognitive-aging) to participate in NIH funded projects. This is a long-term, highly collaborative position involves participating in ongoing research on neurocognitive aging using amyloid PET and MRI methods. Specific research focuses on identifying the effects of aging, vascular pathologies and Alzheimer’s disease pathologies on distributed brain networks and cognitive performance. Job responsibilities include: analyzing PET and/or MRI data and generating summary measures using existing lab SOPs; aiding the development of new PET/MRI analysis methods; correlating PET and MRI results with biofluid measures of Alzheimer’s disease, vascular markers and neuroinflammatory markers; writing manuscripts and giving scientific presentations. This is a highly collaborative position, involving close interactions with other lab members, investigators at our MRI Center, our Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and neuroimaging colleagues at other universities.

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
Advanced skills and knowledge in the analysis of neuroimages; advanced statistical analysis skills; advanced skills in Unix-based coding
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
PhD in neuroscience, psychology, engineering or related area. Two or more years of postdoctoral experience using neuroimaging is preferred.
Deadline to Apply 03/26/2023
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: 2023-01-30 Expires: 2023-04-06

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