Post Doc Scholar

University Of Kentucky Lexington , KY 40598

Posted 2 months ago

Job Summary

Two Postdoctoral or Visiting Scholar positions are available to (1) study the mechanism of breast cancer metastasis and develop novel therapeutic strategies for treating metastatic breast cancer; and (2) investigate the epigenetic mechanisms of chemical carcinogenesis. These projects will use cell culture and mouse models to investigate the epigenetic mechanisms (DNA methylation, histone posttranslational modifications and non-coding RNAs) of breast cancer metastasis and chemical carcinogenesis.

Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. degree with strong background in cell/molecular biology and cancer biology. Experiences in studies on cancer epigenetics, non-coding RNAs, and cancer stem cells with skills in handling mice, producing tumors in mice and treating mice with commonly-used drug administration approaches would be advantageous. The expected qualifications of candidates include: be highly self-motivated with strong interest in learning new knowledge and techniques; have excellent communication and organizational skills and attention to details, be capable of conceptualizing, designing experiments and conducting studies independently as well as cooperatively with other lab members as a team; and have the capability to write manuscripts for quality publications.

Compensations including salary and benefits will be highly competitive depending upon candidates' qualifications. Interested applicants, please send a cover letter describing your research training experience, a brief statement of your research interest, scientific achievements and future career goal, curriculum vitae (CV) and contact information (names, e-mails, and telephone numbers) of three references to: Dr. Zhishan Wang (zhishan.wang@uky.edu) or Dr.

Chengfeng Yang (chengfeng.yang@uky.edu), Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interview.

Required Documents: Curriculum Vita, Cover Letter, Writing Sample, Academic Transcripts, for Specific Request 1, please supply a copy of your PhD diploma & English translation if not in English, and for Specific Request 2, please submit a written document of your future career goals.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Experiences in studies on cancer epigenetics, non-coding RNAs, and cancer stem cells with skills in handling mice, producing tumors in mice and treating mice with commonly-used drug administration approaches would be advantageous. The expected qualifications of candidates include: be highly self-motivated with strong interest in learning new knowledge and techniques; have excellent communication and organizational skills and attention to details, be capable of conceptualizing, designing experiments and conducting studies independently as well as cooperatively with other lab members as a team; and have the capability to write manuscripts for quality publications.

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

PhD, 0-2 year postdoctoral level research experience

Deadline to Apply 07/17/2019 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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