Post Doc Scholar Vacancy @ University of Kentucky – Microbiology

Post Doc Scholar Vacancy @ University of Kentucky – Microbiology

University of Kentucky. Phd microbiology job opening 2022, Microbiology job opening 2022, Post doc job opening 2022. Candidates with PhD degree in microbiology may check apply for the post doc post. Intrested and eligible candidates may check out all the details on the same below:

Job Title Post Doc Scholar

Requisition Number DU10226


Work Location Lexington, KY

Salary Range $50.000 minimum

Type of Position Temporary

Position Time Status Full-Time

Required Education

PhD or equivalent in Microbiology or related field

Required Related Experience None

Required License/Registration/Certification None

Physical Requirements

  • Sitting at computer work station for long periods of time
  • Standing for long periods of time
  • Repetitive motion
  • Lifting/Carrying up to 25 lbs.
  • Pushing/Pulling up to 25 lbs.


Monday – Friday with some evenings and weekends

Job Summary

Despite notable improvements in colorectal cancer treatment, the prognosis of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer remains poor, with a median overall survival of approximately 30 months. Immunotherapy represents a novel therapeutic approach for a variety of cancers. However, immunotherapy shows little or no clinical activity in the majority of colorectal cancer patients. A better understanding of the molecular mechanisms that define the immune competence of mCRC is needed to develop predictive biomarkers and effective therapeutic combination strategies. We have found that increase in ketogenesis decreases transcriptional factor KLF5 expression and enhances the efficacy of immunotherapy for colorectal cancers.

This postdoc candidate will learn how to perform the in vitro experiments using cancer cell lines and in vivo mouse experiments. He will perform experiments to determine whether targeting KLF5 can enhance the efficacy of anti-tumor immunotherapy for colorectal cancers.

To be considered for this position you will need to fully complete the application and upload the following documents: CV, Cover Letter, PhD transcript.

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.

Post Doc Scholar Vacancy

Deadline to Apply 02/01/2023

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