Job Opportunities

Lee Lab / PI: Lu-Yuan Lee, PhD

Part-time research assistant

This part-time (60% effort) position is available for the individual who is interested in participating in a research project conducted in a Respiratory Physiology laboratory. Our research team is investigating the mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of cough hypersensitivity, a common symptom in airway inflammatory or infectious diseases.  This study is currently conducted in an animal model of allergic asthma.

They will receive training to carry out routine experimental procedures in rodents (mice and rats) and be responsible for performing chemical assays and data analysis. Experience and credits received from undergraduate Biology or Physiology course (PGY 206, BIO 350, or equivalent) are desired, but not required.

If you are interested in this position, please submit a brief vitae and references with contact information to (lylee@uky.edu), or call Lu-Yuan Lee (859-323-6339) for more detailed information about the position.

Delisle Lab / PI: Brian Delisle, PhD - Postdoc position available in lab - Apply Here

Post Doctoral Scholar 

The position is to assist with tissue culture, electrophysiology, molecular biology and biochemistry techniques. The Post Doctoral Scholar will be responsible for performing many of the proposed experiments. The applicant will need to isolate different types of mouse cardiomyocytes (nodal, atrial, ventricular) to perform single cell electrophysiology. The electrophysiology experiments include acquisition and analysis of voltage and current clamp data. Additional experiments include acquisition an analysis of in vivo mouse electrocardiography using but not limited to telemetry implants. The applicant will be responsible for working with mice to perform mouse mRNA experiments including and quantification of newly synthesized RNA using CLICK-IT chemistry based approaches. As well as western blot for protein quantification, tissue culture of mammalian cells (e.g. HEKs, C1C12 cells, and inducible pluripotent stem cell derived cardiomyocytes), and cell assay based experiments using Lumicycle, patch-clamp, etc. This requires work with heterologous expression of DNA constructs, mutagenesis, and standard molecular biological approaches (DNA preparation, transfection, etc). The applicant is expected to help with manuscript preparation and data presentation at public forums (e.g. scientific conferences).

To apply, candidates should submit an application along with:

1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Description of research interests/goals (not to exceed two pages)
3. A list of references with contact information

The Department of Physiology at the University of Kentucky brings ~$8M/year in research funding from NIHand ranks among top Departments of Physiology in the country (https://www.chronicle.com/article/NRC-Rankings-Overview-/124755). Lexington is a medium size city (with population of ~500,000) with a high rate of college education that is praised by its residents for exceptional quality of life (see https://realestate.usnews.com/places/kentucky/lexington-fayette). The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer….

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