Post Doctoral Scholar – Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky
May 10, 2023
Working Time:Full time
Job Title Post Doctoral Scholar – Veterinary Science
Requisition Number DU10522 Department Name 81140:Veterinary Science Work Location Lexington, KY Salary Range $56,484-$61,572 Type of Position Temporary Position Time Status Full-Time Required Education
Required Related Experience
Skills in biomedical research and related techniques and laboratory procedures. Scientific writing experience is necessary.
Work in laboratory may require long periods of standing or sitting. In addition, will be required to work with horses during experiments.
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, but may vary depending on experiments.
The scholar will conduct musculoskeletal research as determined by their mentor. In addition, the scholar may participate in the training of graduate students in various lab techniques and procedures.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
We are seeking to hire a motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral scientist to join the Laboratory of Musculoskeletal Research at the Gluck Equine Research Center at the University of Kentucky. Our translational research program is led by Bruno Menarim, DVM, PhD and James MacLeod, VMD, PhD. The research program that supports this position focuses on innate immunity in orthopedics, specifically on macrophage-mediated joint homeostasis, inflammation resolution and osteochondral repair. More broadly, we are a translational biomedical research laboratory studying molecular and cellular mechanism of joint biology, rheumatic disease pathobiology, and the repair of synovial tissues . A primary area of investigation centers on how resident and myeloid macrophages affect recovery of joint homeostasis following sterile and infective inflammation, as well as osteochondral repair. We are currently studying mechanisms and mediators of inflammation resolution recently uncovered through transcriptome studies, including potential therapeutic targets for rheumatic conditions. In summary, we focus on cutting edge technologies (functional genomics & lipidomics) and innovative in vitro and in vivo models to better understand the biology of macrophages during health, disease, and recovery of homeostasis in synovial joints. The translational objective is to develop novel therapies for both acute and chronic synovial joint diseases. Our experimental systems are primarily centered in horses and equine cells, recognizing horses as an important patient population as well as an established translational model for human orthopedics and sports medicine. This position will involve scientific collaborations with other laboratories within the Gluck Center, the Department of Orthopedic Surgery in the College of Medicine, campus-wide precision medicine initiatives, and stakeholders of the Kentucky horse industry.
University of Kentucky’s Ag Equine Programs, is a framework that encompasses everything equine in UK’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. As part of the UK Ag Equine Programs, the Gluck Equine Research Center’s mission is scientific discovery, education, and dissemination of knowledge for the benefit of the health and welfare of horses.
The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity university. We encourage applications from all academically qualified people interested in educational opportunities.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No Preferred Education/Experience
· PhD in immunology or related field with a background in cell biology and cell signaling
· Strong wet-lab experience that includes cell culture, histology, and/or molecular & -omic assay procedures will be considered an important strength
· Knowledge of mitochondria biology, computational methods, and/or bioinformatics will be an asset
· A background in orthopedics or synovial joint biology will be welcome, but is not critical
· Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English
· Excellent work ethic, scientific curiosity, and a drive to learn
· A collaborative and respectful personality is essential, including support of team efforts and working with undergraduate students. At the same time, an ideal candidate will also have the ability to work independently or with minimum supervision
Deadline to Apply 05/10/2023 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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