Research Associate/COM at University of Kentucky

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Location: Lexington, Kentucky

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University of Kentucky

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Research Associate/COM
Requisition Number RE20237
Working Title Research Associate
Department Name 7H180:Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 44
Salary Range $19.94-31.91/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
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Required Related Experience
No experience required.
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Moving and lifting object from floor to above shoulders up to 25 pounds. Standing and sitting at computer terminals and laboratory bench completing repetitive tasks for extensive periods of time. Continuous working with materials requiring personal protective equipment in accord with EH&S policy.
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Job Summary
The laboratory of Dr. Jessica Blackburn at the University of Kentucky is seeking an experienced candidate with a Masters or Ph.D in bioinformatics, computational biology, or related field. The lab focuses on defining mechanisms of drug resistance and relapse in pediatric cancer. This position includes complex analysis of next-generation sequencing (NGS) data (genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, etc), execution of existing and development of new bioinformatics pipelines, validation of established clinical bioinformatics pipelines, and development of independent research projects. Preference will be given to candidates who have an interest in developing research projects to explore cancer evolution and genetics using single-cell NGS and computer modeling. Work may also include biochemical and molecular biology techniques such as NGS library prep, etc. Ability to understand biological systems and convey methods and results to an audience with no computational background is a must.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
R Programming
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Degree in a related field (science preferred).
Deadline to Apply 10/06/2019
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.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * University of Kentucky HealthCare seeks to attract, develop and retain highly skilled and competent employees, to provide the best experience for every patient, every time. If selected for a position, do you agree to abide by the UK HealthCare Values of diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents