Post-Doctoral Scholar in Biology at the University of Kentucky

Post-Doctoral Scholar in Biology at the University of Kentucky

The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking a postdoctoral position with Julie Pendergast’s Lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Kentucky. The Pendergast Lab is a fun and collaborative research group that conducts basic studies (in mice) and clinical trials investigating the circadian mechanisms underlying metabolism and energy balance. We study circadian rhythms and sleep in healthy and nutritionally challenged conditions. We approach our research questions using a combination of behavior, physiology, genetics, and molecular biology. Experience in chronobiology, energy balance, or neural circuits is preferred but NOT required. We are looking for a post-doc who loves to pursue scientific questions in an energetic and supportive environment. The position is initially for one year and can be extended upon mutual agreement.

The University of Kentucky is located in Lexington in the heart of the beautiful bluegrass region in the horse capital of the world. Lexington is affordable and friendly and has been voted among the top 50 best places to live by Travel and Leisure and U.S. News and World Report. Applicants should have a PhD in neuroscience, biology, or a related field. Experience with stereotaxic surgeries in mice, AAVs, and/or circadian rhythms and sleep is preferred, but not required.

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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