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Post Doctoral Scholar

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Post Doctoral Scholar
Requisition Number DU06112
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range To be commensurate with experience
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degrees

Required Related Experience

The ideal candidate will have research experience in the field of vascular biology, lipoprotein physiology, and/or cardiovascular disease, but outstanding candidates with experience in other areas will also be considered. Experience with cell culture and animal models of atherosclerosis, are desirable, but not required. All applicants should have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Standing at the bench for extended periods. Sitting at desks and computers for long periods. Walking some extended distances to locations of need for use of service centers or collaborations as example. Lifting of objects up to 25 pounds.


Typically Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm, with some nights and weekends possible due to experimentation.

Job Summary

A postdoctoral scholar position is available in the Saha Cardiovascular Research Center to study vascular physiology and cardiovascular disease in the lab of Dr. Scott Gordon, Ph.D. The Gordon lab focuses on the role of lipoproteins in vascular inflammation and atherosclerosis. Our highly translational research projects range from in vitro cell culture experiments, to in vivo animal studies, to human gene association studies. Responsibilities of the position include working with Dr. Gordon to conduct NIH-funded research on the role of lipoproteins in modulation of vascular inflammation. This includes designing and conducting experimental studies within an interdisciplinary team, and organizing, analyzing, and presenting experimental data. Candidates should submit their Curriculum Vitae, a short description of research interests/goals (upload under Specific Request 1), and a list of 2-3 references with contact information (upload under Specific Request 2).

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

We are seeking outstanding scientists with Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degrees.

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: 2020-03-16 Expires: 2020-04-15

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