The laboratory of Dr. Chintan Kikani in the Department of Biology at the University of Kentucky is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated candidate with training in biochemistry, cell biology, physiology or genetics related area for a postdoctoral Research Scholar position. The successful candidate will work on NIH funded projects to investigate the interplay between the metabolic network and epigenetic processes in stem cells. Specifically, the project will employ cell biological techniques, metabolomics analysis and next-gen genomic strategies to examine how environmental conditions (signaling) impact stem cell function and regenerative capacity. The selected individual will be supported through strong mentorship, grant writing opportunities and presentation at relevant scientific conferences with networking opportunities.
The applicant must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field, with significant laboratory experience, exemplified by publication(s). Eligible applicants should be highly motivated and be able to work in a collaborative environment. The applicant will be expected to be involved in several research projects and contribute to the writing of grant applications and publications.
A post-doctoral scholar position at the University of Kentucky is a temporary position with very competitive salary support and benefits intended to provide training and education in research to advance the individuals to an independent career. The Department of Biology is building an active group of researchers with interest in various aspects of regenerative medicine.
To be considered for the position, applicants should submit their application through the UK Jobs site and also send the following documents to email@example.com.
Current curriculum vitae and bibliography
Cover letter describing career goals.
Names and contact information of two academic referees.
Applicants should be highly motivated and be able to work in a collaborative environment.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field
Required Related Experience:
Significant laboratory experience, exemplified by publication(s)
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