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Post-Doctoral Scholar in Molecular amp Cellular Biochemistry

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The University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

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Job Title Post-Doctoral Scholar in Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry
Requisition Number FE01253
Working Title
Department Name 7H180:Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Other
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Non-Tenure Track
Required Education
Ph.D. in biomedical sciences
Required Related Experience
Experience in neuroscience, molecular signaling, or a related field, and a publication record of original peer-reviewed research.
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Job Summary
The department of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry is currently searching for a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Kentucky ( The successful candidate will will lead projects examining the role of novel Ras family GTPase signaling cascades involved in neurodegeneration following TBI. Our research team uses an integrative approach that includes molecular, cellular imaging, and biochemical methods in primary neurons and engineered mice models. Significant projects with innovative in vivo TBI animal models are currently underway and are well suited for a postdoc to complete in the near future.

Qualified candidates should have a PhD in biomedical sciences or related discipline and experience in neuroscience, molecular signaling, or a related field. A publication record of original peer-reviewed research. Demonstrated experience with molecular and cellular biology, analysis of molecular signaling networks, imaging techniques, and transgenic animal models is preferred.

Required application materials include a curriculum vitae and a cover letter. Please include the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Application deadline is February 18, 2018.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
The position requires excellent presentation and interpersonal skills, a highly motivated and open minded, independent thinker and worker, with a desire to work in a complex and high energy environment. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated track record of project completion and publications.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Experience with molecular and cellular biology, analysis of molecular signaling networks, imaging techniques, and transgenic animal models is preferred.
Deadline to Apply 02/18/2018
Open Until Filled No
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.

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  1. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.
    (Open Ended Question)
  2. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Academic Keys
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the Above

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  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
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The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. As Kentucky's flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being.The University of Kentucky will be one of the nation's 20 best public research universities.The University of Kentucky is guided by its core values: Integrity Excellence Mutual respect and human dignity Diversity and inclusion Academic freedom Personal and institutional responsibility and accountability Shared governance A sense of community Work-life sensitivity Civic engagement Social responsibility

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