Post Doctoral Scholar in Molecular Virology at University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky

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University of Kentucky

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

Posting DetailsJob Title

Post Doctoral Scholar in Molecular Virology

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Department Name

81140:Veterinary Science

Work Location

Lexington, KY

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Required Education


Required Related Experience

Demonstrating excellent experience in molecular virology research.

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting at computer, moving objects up to 50 lbs.



Job Summary

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Feng Li, in the Department of Veterinary Science in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment at the University of Kentucky. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual who is able to independently carry out projects that study the mechanisms of how newly discovered influenza D virus enters into cells and spreads into multiple species using a multidisciplinary approach. Applicants should have a strong background in molecular virology, virus-host interaction, and animal model. Experience with reverse genetics system is a strong plus. The applicant must have accomplished a Ph.D. program in Virology or related field in biomedical sciences in order to apply. Salary will be based on qualifications, and appointment will be for 1 year with possibility of renewal on a yearly basis. In addition to applying at UK Jobs, qualified candidates are encouraged to email to with the subject heading "postdoc", including a CV, description of research interests, and contacts of three references.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Skills: Cell culture, virus culture, virus purification, cloning and mutagenesis, DNA and RNA purification, reverse transcription and real-time PCR , transfection and virus rescue through reverse genetics system, immunological assays ( ELISA , IFA , Western-blot, Co-IP, flow cytometry, and immunohistochemistry), genome editing, confocal microscope and imaging, and handling animals.
Ability: Perform work independently with an excellent teamwork spirit. Conduct research in a dependable and reliable manner with excellent oral and writing communication capability. Maintain the excellent experimental records.

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Deadline to Apply

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.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Academic Transcript