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POST DATE 8/23/2016
END DATE 10/10/2016

University of Kentucky Lexington, KY

Company
University of Kentucky
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
RE08360
AJE Ref #
575961361
Location
Lexington, KY
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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JOB SUMMARY

A position is available to investigate the molecular mechanisms of Chlamydia trachomatis pathogenesis in the labs of Dr. Ken Fields. Employment will be at the level of Research Analyst. Work will specifically focus on identification of C. trachomatis-derived anti host proteins and elucidation of human host-cell pathways that may be modulated by these proteins.

Contemporary approaches in molecular and cell biology will be employed to discern effector functions and the impact of those activities on chlamydial development and pathogenesis. This position requires a highly motivated individual with a background in cell culture and bacterial pathogenesis.

The successful candidate will work under the direction of Dr. Fields but will be expected to work with some degree of autonomy. The position also requires help with running day-to-day logistics of the lab. This includes generation of reagents, maintaining glassware, and maintenance of a safe working environment.

SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE / ABILITIES

skill with manipulation of tissue culture and cultivation of eukaryotic cells is essential.

DOES THIS POSITION HAVE SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES*
No

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

DEADLINE TO APPLY
09/06/2016

PRE-EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

The University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. Any candidate offered this 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.