4 days old
Job Title Scientist II
Requisition Number RE26864
Working Title
Department Name 7H180:Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 46
Salary Range $49,254-81,266/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

Sitting or standing for extended periods of time, occasional repetitive motion.


Primarily days- Monday through Friday, may require occasional night or weekend.

Job Summary

A scientist II opportunity is available at the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, at the University Kentucky.

In this role, your primary duties will include
•Conduct independent and collaborative research in a variety of areas related to the molecular characterization of metabolic diseases. Expertise in working with mice, molecular biology expertise, protein purification expertise, microscopy expertise, Western blotting, and/or mass spectrometry are all beneficial.
•Oversee implementation of new methods by coordinating with other lab members in the establishment of said methods.
•Disseminate research results and methodology, specifically the methods sections for client publications or grant applications.
•Lead or contribute the writing of manuscripts and data presentations.
•Manage technical staff involved in mass spectrometry services
•Disseminate of research results and developments at internal and external scientific meetings and in peer-reviewed scientific publications

The ideal candidate should possess experience with the following
•A highly organized multi-tasker who pays attention to detail and values research integrity.
•PhD. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biomedical Life Sciences.
•Demonstrated computer skills for the analysis of metabolomics data is required.
•Previous experience in processing and analyzing large datasets (i.e., metabolomics data, NGS data, genome annotation or developing analysis pipelines).
•Ability to work independently yet be a team player.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 04/25/2021
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: 2021-04-07 Expires: 2021-05-07

Career Employment at UK

UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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