The Duncan laboratory in the Department of Biology at the University of Kentucky (UK) in Lexington, KY is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to study connections between metabolism, chromatin regulation, and chemoresistance using a planarian model of in vivo stem cell biology. Scientists interested in regenerative biology and chromatin regulation are also encouraged to apply, as our lab has several exciting projects spanning multiple areas.
Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. prior to starting the position but need not have completed it before to applying. Ideal candidates will have experience in one or more of the following: developmental biology, model organisms, microscopy, biochemistry, molecular biology, chromatin biology, genomics, bioinformatics. Salary will adhere to NIH guidelines for postdoctoral researchers. Informal inquiries by email are strongly encouraged, please write to Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin on a rolling basis and will continue until the position has been filled. The position is open immediately, but start date is flexible.
Interested applicants should submit their CV and a 1-2 page statement of research interests (upload as Specific Request 1). In addition, please provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.
The Department of Biology houses a strong group of research labs interested in regenerative and stem cell biology using a diverse array of animal models (e.g., planarians, spiny mice, zebrafish, salamanders, lampreys) and in vitro systems. Together, these labs create a vibrant atmosphere to pursue interdisciplinary projects across comparative genomics, developmental, regenerative and evolutionary biology.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
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Ideal candidates will have experience in one or more of the following: developmental biology, model organisms, microscopy, biochemistry, molecular biology, chromatin biology, genomics, bioinformatics.
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