1+ months

Post-Doctoral Scholar in Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Post-Doctoral Scholar in Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Requisition Number FE02121
Working Title
Department Name 8E300:Biology
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Non-Tenure Track
Required Education

Ph.D. prior to starting the position but need not have defended their dissertation prior to applying

Required Related Experience

Ideal candidates will have a strong background in developmental biology, experience working with ESCs and iPSCs and mouse transgenesis, experience working with model or non-model organisms, expertise in microscopy and comfortability with bioinformatics.

Required License/Registration/Certification

n/a

Job Summary

The Seifert lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Kentucky (UK) is seeking an exceptionally creative postdoctoral researcher to join our group. The successful candidate will lead an effort to isolate stable embryonic stem cell lines and/or derive iPSC lines for genomic modification and subsequent generation of transgenic spiny mice. This project will provide freedom to work on additional projects related to early embryonic development in spiny mice or projects investigating the cellular and molecular basis for complex tissue regeneration in mammals. To pursue these lines of research we maintain an active breeding colony of spiny mice (Acomys cahirinus) at UK.

Ideal candidates will have a strong background in developmental biology, experience working with ESCs and iPSCs and mouse transgenesis, experience working with model or non-model organisms, expertise in microscopy and comfortability with bioinformatics. While this is a funded position, postdocs in the Seifert lab are strongly encouraged to develop their own projects and external funding portfolios as a pathway toward independence. Salary follows NIH guidelines for postdoctoral researchers. Informal inquiries by email are strongly encouraged. For additional information visit: http://www.ashleyseifert.com/opportunities.html

Review of applications will begin on a rolling basis and will continue until the position has been filled. Ideal start date is Spring 2020. Candidates will have completed their Ph.D. prior to starting the position but need not have defended their dissertation prior to applying.

Applicants should submit their application materials through the UK Jobs site (upload under Specific Request 1) as well as send a single pdf document to Ashley Seifert (awseifert@uky.edu).

Application materials submitted through UK Jobs as well as submitted to Dr. Seifert should include a CV, names of three references, and a 1-2-page synopsis of their current research interests and how these complement our overall research program.

The Department of Biology houses a strong group of research labs interested in regenerative and stem cell biology using a diverse array of animal models (e.g., spiny mice, salamanders, planarians, lampreys, zebrafish) and in vitro systems. Together, these labs create a vibrant atmosphere to pursue interdisciplinary projects across comparative genomics, developmental, regenerative and evolutionary biology.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
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.

Categories

Posted: 2019-10-09 Expires: 2019-12-08

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Post-Doctoral Scholar in Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology

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