Post-Doctoral Scholar

University of Kentucky

Posting Details
Posting Details

Job Title Post-Doctoral Scholar
Requisition Number DU11576
Department Name 7H018:Toxicology and Cancer Biology
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $50,000- $55,000
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education PhD
Required Related Experience N/A
Required License/Registration/Certification N/A
Physical Requirements ☒Sitting at computer work station for long periods of time
☒Standing for long periods of time
☒Risk of back injury from moving/lifting, equipment, or materials
☐Repetitive motion
☒Lifting/Carrying up to _50____lbs.
☒Pushing/Pulling up to _50___ lbs.
☐Job Related Travel
☐Loud Noises
☒Hazardous Chemicals or fumes
☐Temperature extremes
☒Bloodborne/Airborne Pathogens/Recombinant DNA/Viral Vectors
Shift 8-5, occasional nights/weekends if needed
Job Summary The Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology is recruiting a Postdoctoral Scholar for the lab (eal-Metabo Lab) of Dr. Eunus S. Ali, Assistant Professor. The eal-Metabo Lab, whose primary goal is to push the boundaries of cancer metabolism, welcomes all individuals regardless of gender, race/ethnicity, age, religion, cultural background, socioeconomic status or sexual orientation.
Scientifically, this position will be responsible for dissecting the dysregulated metabolic pathways in cancer utilizing in vitro biochemical approaches, molecular biology, metabolomics, metabolic flux analysis, heavy isotope tracing, and animal models. Demonstrable knowledge and experience in mass spectroscopy-based metabolomics or proteomics, and/or biochemistry of metabolism is highly desirable, but not required. Experience with LC-MS or the datasets associated with metabolic studies is a plus.
As a member of an ambitious new group, you will have a strong work ethic and a willingness to work on projects of different dimensions. You will additionally be allowed to have significant responsibility and autonomy to assist and develop future research areas. You should have the ability to share the lab’s common commitment to fostering a diverse and positive lab climate, where each lab member feels empowered and spontaneous to bring their whole contributions to our research projects. As one of the core philosophies of the lab, the lab PI will place a strong emphasis on mentoring trainees towards their career development goals.
For specific questions related to job description, please contact Dr. Eunus Ali via email: [email protected]
**For Applicant Required document Specific Request 3, please include a Half-Page Future Career Plan.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities 1) Ability to work in a collegial and cooperative manner with the faculty supervisor and other co-workers.
2) Written and oral communications skills. Knowledge and experience with computer programs including word processing, Excel, Powerpoint and statistical analysis software.
3) Mentor and train graduate and undergraduate students.
4) Attend conferences to present findings to broader scientific community.
5) Write manuscripts, postdoctoral fellowships, and assist with other funding applications.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience PhD; Experience in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology
Deadline to Apply 03/20/2024
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