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Post-Doctoral Scholar in Mammalian Regenerative Biology

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Post-Doctoral Scholar in Mammalian Regenerative Biology
Requisition Number FE01903
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Department Name 8E300:Biology
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Non-Tenure Track
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Job Summary

The Seifert lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Kentucky (UK) is seeking exceptionally creative postdoctoral researchers to join our group. We utilize a diverse array of species to study the cellular and molecular basis for complex tissue regeneration in mammals. To pursue this line of research we maintain and use active breeding colonies of spiny mice (Acomys cahirinus) at UK and in Kenya where we continue to work with wild-trapped rodent species (regenerating and non-regenerating). Successful applicants will initially join an NIH funded project investigating how macrophages regulate the regenerative response to injury. Specifically, the project looks to define the interaction of macrophage subpopulations and how specific macrophage phenotypes induce behavioral changes in local fibroblasts. Ideal candidates will have a strong background in developmental biology, experience working with model or non-model organisms, expertise in microscopy and be comfortable with bioinformatics. While these are funded positions, postdocs in the Seifert lab are strongly encouraged to develop their own projects and external funding portfolios as a pathway toward independence. Salary follows NIH guidelines for postdoctoral researchers. Informal inquiries by email are strongly encouraged. For additional information visit: http://www.ashleyseifert.com/opportunities.html

Review of applications will begin on a rolling basis and will continue until the position has been filled. Ideal start date is summer 2019. Candidates will have completed their Ph.D. prior to starting the position but need not have defended their dissertation prior to applying. Applicants should send a single pdf document to Ashley Seifert (awseifert@uky.edu) that includes their CV, names of three references, and a 1-2-page synopsis of their current research interests and how these complement our overall research program, or this single pdf document can be uploaded to your application on this site as Specific Request 1.

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., spiny mice, salamanders, planarians, lampreys, zebrafish) and in vitro systems. Together, these labs create a vibrant atmosphere to pursue interdisciplinary projects across comparative genomics, developmental, regenerative and evolutionary biology.

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

Ideal candidates will have a strong background in developmental biology, experience working with model or non-model organisms, expertise in microscopy and be comfortable with bioinformatics.

Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
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.

Posted: 2019-05-02 Expires: 2019-09-09

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