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Post-Doctoral Scholar
University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky
 
 
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Date Posted 07/23/2021
Category
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Posting Details


Job Title Post-Doctoral Scholar
Requisition Number DU08083
Department Name 7H400:Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Gen
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range Commensurate with experience ($54,540)
Type of Position Other
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
PhD in biological Sciences or computational biology 
Required Related Experience
Experience in immunology or microbiology research 
Required License/Registration/Certification
None
Physical Requirements
None
Shift
Days, some weekends 
Job Summary
The Messaoudi lab focuses on studying mechanisms governing host-pathogen interactions as well as the impact of nutrition and age on host immunity using nonhuman primate models and clinical samples.  We are looking for highly motivated and collaborative postdoctoral associates interested in the following projects: 1) investigating the impact of pre-pregnancy obesity on immunity at the maternal/fetal interface or 2) role of age-related changes in the lung microbiome/immunological landscape in increased incidence of non-tuberculous mycobacterium pulmonary disease. 
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Strong bench skills in microbiological techniques (microbiome analyses, bacterial isolation and culture, viral mutagenesis), tissue culture and molecular biology.  Strong written and oral communication skills; proven track record of troubleshooting and problem solving 
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
PhD, at least two publications in a PubMed indexed Journal 
Deadline to Apply 07/28/2021
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.


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