1+ months

Post Doctoral Scholar

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Post Doctoral Scholar
Requisition Number DU07044
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range Minimum of $47,476, or commensurate with experience
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree

Required Related Experience

Experience with cell culture, molecular biology, histological analysis of tissues/atherosclerotic lesions, animal models of inflammation, atherosclerosis, vascular diseases, lipid metabolism are desirable. All applicants should have excellent English 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, 8:30am to 5pm, with some nights and weekends possible due to experimentation.

Job Summary

A postdoctoral fellow position is available to study molecular level atherogenic activities of Serum Amyloid A in the joint lab of Dr. Lisa Tannock, M.D., and Dr. Preetha Shridas, Ph.D. in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Saha Cardiovascular Research Center at The University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. We are seeking outstanding scientists with Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degrees. The ideal candidate will have research experience in the field of cardiovascular disease events and the development of atherosclerosis, but outstanding candidates with experience in other areas will be considered.
Responsibilities of the position include working with Dr. Lisa Tannock, M.D., and Dr. Preetha Shridas, Ph.D to conduct NIH-sponsored research on mechanisms of inflammation and atherosclerosis, inflammatory responses and related outcomes, to include designing and conducting experimental studies within an interdisciplinary team; and organizing, analyzing, and presenting experimental data. Experience with cell culture, molecular biology, immunohistochemistry techniques, animal models of disease and both human and animal model equivalent physiology are desirable. All applicants should have excellent oral and written communication skills.
The College of Medicine is a superb environment for collaborative studies with six healthcare colleges on one contiguous campus located in Lexington, Kentucky. To apply, candidates should submit an application along with 1. Curriculum Vitae; 2. description of research interests/goals (not to exceed two pages); 3. a list of references with contact information.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Quantitative RT-PCR, statistical analyses using GraphPad Prism

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 04/30/2021
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: 2021-03-01 Expires: 2021-04-30

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