1+ months

Post Doc Scholar

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Post Doc Scholar
Requisition Number DU06139
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $48,000-$60,000
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

PhD or Doctoral degree in epidemiology, genetics, bioinformatics, biostatistics, computational biology, and computer science or related field

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
☒Risk of back injury from moving/lifting, equipment, or materials
☒Repetitive motion
☒Lifting/Carrying up to __25_____lbs.
☒Pushing/Pulling up to ___25____ lbs.
☒Job Related Travel
☒Hazardous Chemicals or fumes
☒Bloodborne/Airborne Pathogens/Recombinant DNA/Viral Vectors


Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm (40 hrs/week), plus evenings & weekends as needed.

Job Summary

The Markey Cancer Center is recruiting a Postdoctoral Scholar to do the analyzing of next generation sequencing data (e.g., RNA-seq, whole genome/ exome sequencing) using state-of-the-art bioinformatical and statistical tools, and developing new statistical methods to answer biological questions that arise in the research, and writing manuscripts. The candidate will be working in a collaborative environment with faculty members in multiple disciplines including bioinformatics, biostatistics and cancer biology.

Those wanting to be considered should upload the following documents: Curriculum Vita, Cover Letter, Writing Sample, Academic Transcript, if your Transcript showing your PhD has not been issued yet, please upload a memo from your University’s Graduate School indicating you have completed all the requirements necessary to receive a PhD.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Excellent writing skills in English, proficiency in R and scripting languages such as Perl or Python. Prior experience with next generation sequencing data analysis is a plus. Knowledge in cancer biology or genetics is desired but not required. Skills in molecular biology techniques in Laboratory such as genomic DNA /total RNA preparation from biosamples, PCR, cloning, methylation experiments, gene functional analysis are preferable but not required.

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

PhD with 2 year experience

Deadline to Apply 05/31/2020
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: 2019-11-12 Expires: 2020-06-10

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