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Post-Doctoral Scholar

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Post-Doctoral Scholar
Requisition Number DU03756
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $47,476
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


Required Related Experience


Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

☒Sitting at computer work station for long periods of time
☒Standing for long periods of time
☒Repetitive motion
☒Hazardous Chemicals or fumes
☒Bloodborne/Airborne Pathogens/Recombinant DNA/Viral Vectors


Primarily days, with some evenings & weekends as required.

Job Summary

The lab of Dr. Daret St. Clair in the Department of Toxicology & Cancer Biology is searching for Postdoctoral Scholar who can function independently, with minimum input from the PI. The Postdoctoral Scholar will design, organize and conduct highly specialized and advanced experiments using established scientific protocols and procedures and in some cases design new protocols; summarize research results for presentations and grant applications, and write manuscripts for publication.
Duties include:
1) Perform and collect data from in vitro as well as in vivo experiments.
2) Maintain an organized and a complete lab notebook and computer database of research data.
3) Use word processing, graphic design, and statistical analysis software to summarize the data for presentations at UK and research conferences and publications in research journals.
4) Attend laboratory meetings and departmental research seminars.
5) Operate specialized scientific equipment.
6) Train students and other lab members as needed.
7) Troubleshoot experimental results.
8) Analyze and summarize data for grant application and publication.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Skills required:
1) Excellent technical expertise in Molecular Biology and Cell Biology.
2) Ability to work in a collegial and cooperative manner with the faculty supervisor and other co-workers.
3) Written and oral communications skills.
4) Knowledge and experience with computer programs including word processing, Excel, Powerpoint and statistical analysis software.

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

Molecular Biology, Cell Biology

Deadline to Apply 02/28/2018
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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.

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

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