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Postdoctoral Scholar

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Postdoctoral Scholar
Requisition Number DU03483
Department Name 7H400:Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Gen
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $47,475.00 - $52,000.00/Annually
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


Required Related Experience


Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting, standing, lifting up to 25lbs.


Days, some weekends

Job Summary

A postdoctoral position is available immediately to investigate the mechanisms of host resistance against an intracellular protozoan parasite, Toxoplasma gondii, using murine models. The projects include studies of interactions between innate immune cells and T cells in host defense, and vaccine development. Individuals with a Ph.D. and a strong background in immunology and cellular/molecular biology are desirable.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Knowledge: Immunology, Molecular and cellular biology

Skills: Handling mice, immune cell purification by MACS and sorting, cell culture, immunological assays including ELISA, flow cytometry, DNA and RNA purification, real-time PCR.

Ability: Capable of working independently and in a dependable and reliable manner. Excellent capability as a team worker. Maintain the precise records of the experiments in the lab notes. Excellent oral and writing communication capability.

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


Deadline to Apply 09/30/2017
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents