Department Name: 7H018:GRADUATE CENTER FOR TOXICOLOGY
The Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in cancer research. We are especially interested in candidates whose research program focuses on redox biology and cancer. Candidates applying for the Assistant Professor position should have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and have at least three years of postdoctoral experience in cancer biology or a relevant field, with a strong record of quality scholarly activity and clear potential to secure extramural funding for their research program.
The Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology, in the UKY College of Medicine, has a long history of being an outstanding basic science department that interfaces closely with the Markey Cancer Center. Positions in the department include state-of-the-art research space and facilities, strong institutional support and competitive salary and start-up packages. The Markey Cancer Center is an NCI-designated Cancer Center on the medical campus of the University of Kentucky. Situated on a campus with all six health profession colleges, the cancer center is located within a vibrant and expanding basic and clinical research community with ample opportunities for collaboration within and across its research programs (see https://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/markey-cancer-center/research for more information).
The University of Kentucky is located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region, one of the top ranked areas in the country for quality of life. Additional information regarding the Department and the University is found at (https://toxicology.med.uky.edu/).
To apply, please include: (1) A cover letter addressing to the Faculty Search Committee, Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine; (2) An updated Curriculum Vitae; (3) A two to three page description of research plans (upload under Specific Request 1); (4) A statement of teaching philosophy (upload under Specific Request 2); (5) Three key recent representative publications (upload under Specific Request 3). Please also include the names and contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application.
Applications will be reviewed beginning in December 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.
Knowledge in toxicology, cell biology, and molecular biology. Familiar with cell culture, immunoblotting, PCR, animal handling.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Candidates should have at least 3 yrs of post-doctoral experience in cancer biology or related field, with a strong record of quality scholarly activity and clear potential to secure extramural funding for their research program.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
PhD in cancer biology or a related field is preferred
Candidates whose research program focuses on redox biology and cancer are also preferred.
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.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.