28 days old
Job Title Scientist I
Requisition Number RE22839
Working Title
Department Name 7H180:Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 44
Salary Range $41,475-66,373/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience

No experience required.

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

occasional repetitive motion, occasional lifting of objects up to 20 lbs


Mostly days, some evenings and weekends.

Job Summary

A Scientist I position is available in the Department of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry, University of Kentucky (http://www.mc.uky.edu/biochemistry/). The successful candidate will develop independent projects to examine function of bacterial cell wall polysaccharides in medically important streptococci.

Interested applicants should have a degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology or related discipline and published at least three research articles in international peer-reviewed journals as the first author.

The successful candidate should have practical knowledge of biochemical and molecular biological techniques (e.g. cloning, protein expression and purification, fluorescent microscopy, analysis of protein-protein interactions, etc.). Demonstrated expertise in one of the following areas would be advantageous: analysis of bacterial polysaccharides and cell wall; bacterial genetics; SEM/TEM microscopy; biophysical analysis of protein-protein/polysaccharide interaction.

In Specific Request 1, all applicants should upload a document with the name and contact information of three references.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Molecular biology; protein purification methods; microscopy; analysis of protein-protein interactions.

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

PhD and two years of related experience preferred.

Deadline to Apply 06/14/2020
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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: 2020-05-08 Expires: 2020-06-10

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