Department Name: 7H180:Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
The department of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry is currently searching for a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Kentucky (http://www.mc.uky.edu/biochemistry/). The successful candidate will will lead projects examining the role of novel Ras family GTPase signaling cascades involved in neurodegeneration following TBI. Our research team uses an integrative approach that includes molecular, cellular imaging, and biochemical methods in primary neurons and engineered mice models. Significant projects with innovative in vivo TBI animal models are currently underway and are well suited for a postdoc to complete in the near future.
Qualified candidates should have a PhD in biomedical sciences or related discipline and experience in neuroscience, molecular signaling, or a related field. A publication record of original peer-reviewed research. Demonstrated experience with molecular and cellular biology, analysis of molecular signaling networks, imaging techniques, and transgenic animal models is preferred.
Required application materials include a curriculum vitae and a cover letter. Please include the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.
Application deadline is February 18, 2018.
The position requires excellent presentation and interpersonal skills, a highly motivated and open minded, independent thinker and worker, with a desire to work in a complex and high energy environment. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated track record of project completion and publications.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Ph.D. in biomedical sciences
Required Related Experience:
Experience in neuroscience, molecular signaling, or a related field, and a publication record of original peer-reviewed research.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Experience with molecular and cellular biology, analysis of molecular signaling networks, imaging techniques, and transgenic animal models is preferred.
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