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University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky
 
 
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Date Posted September 20, 2020
Category
Postdoctoral-Biology
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 

Job Summary

A postdoctoral position is available immediately to investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms of the protective immunity against an intracellular protozoan parasite, Toxoplasma gondii. The projects include studies of interactions between tissue-resident cells and T cells in the protective immunity, and vaccine development. Individuals with a Ph.D. and a strong background in immunology and molecular/cellular biology are desirable.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Knowledge: Immunology, Molecular and cellular biology

Skills: Handling mice, immune cell purification by MACS and sorting, cell culture, immunological assays including ELISA, flow cytometry, DNA and RNA purification, real-time PCR, and immunohistochemistry

Ability: Capable of working independently and in a dependable and reliable manner. Excellent capability as a team worker. Maintain the precise records of the experiments in the lab notes. Excellent oral and writing communication capability.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

No

Preferred Education/Experience

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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