POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR or RESEARCH SCIENTIST POSITION
- University of Kentucky
- Location: Lexington, KY
- Job Number: 7176222
- Posting Date: Sep 5, 2023
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Plattner laboratory is located on the 5th floor of the newest research building, the Healthy Kentucky Research Building (HKRB), at the University of Kentucky, the newest research building on campus. The HKRB is home to researchers from the Markey Cancer Center as well as Colleges of Pharmacy, and Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology from the College of Medicine. The HKRB building is an open format building which facilitates collaboration between its members and sharing of a large amount of common equipment.
The University of Kentucky is located in Lexington, KY. Lexington’s nickname is the “horse capitol of the world” and it is known for thoroughbred horse racing/breeding, college sports (University of Kentucky basketball and football) and is within 1-1.5h drive of larger cities, Louisville and Cincinnati. Lexington has been named one of the top US cities to live by US News and World Report, due to its low cost of living, temperate climate, college town atmosphere, stable economy, and outdoor recreation.
Job Summary. The successful applicant will work independently but in close interaction with the Principal Investigator, and other postdoctoral scholars, research scientists, graduate and undergraduate students. The applicant will be expected to make significant contributions to project development, experimental design, data collection and interpretation, and will be required to present and share their findings within the laboratory and outside the laboratory at local, national, and international conferences. The applicant will also be expected to participate and collaborate with other lab members, thereby serving as co-author on laboratory publications. The successful applicant may also be requested to take on some supervisory activities.
Required. PhD in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, cancer biology or other relevant field. Previous experience with molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or cell biology techniques
such as western blotting, cloning, immunoprecipitation, immunofluorescence, si/shRNA, CRISPR etc. Applicants must have experience managing an independent research project to completion, must have excellent problem solving skills, the ability to learn quickly and function independently and part of a team, and will work with a variety of people from all backgrounds and level of training.
Preferred. Experience working with mouse models of cancer and experience with techniques such as oral gavage, tail vein and i.p. injection, and excellent oral and written communication skills.
Commitment. One year position with the potential for reappointment for additional years pending sufficient grant funding.
Application. Submit a 1-2 page cover letter indicating the reasons why you are interested specifically in this laboratory, CV, and contact information for 3 references. The cover letter also should include past and current research interests and include a description of how inclusion in our research group would further your career goals.
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