Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky (US)
Commensurate with Experience
August 14 2019
Organization Type

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Kentucky

Postdoctoral Researcher position is available to investigate the mechanisms of environmental carcinogenesis. These projects will use cell culture and mouse models to investigate the epigenetic mechanisms (DNA methylation, histone posttranslational modifications and non-coding RNAs) carcinogen-induced functional RNA modifications in environmental carcinogenesis. Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. degree with strong background in cell/molecular biology, cancer biology and toxicology. Experiences in studies on cancer epigenetics, non-coding RNAs, functional RNA modifications and cancer stem cells with skills in handling mice, producing tumors in mice and treating mice with commonly-used drug/toxicant administration approaches would be advantageous. The expected qualifications of candidates include: be highly self-motivated with strong interest in learning new knowledge and techniques; have excellent communication and organizational skills and attention to details, be capable of conceptualizing, designing experiments and conducting studies independently as well as cooperatively with other lab members as a team; and have the capability to write manuscripts for quality publications. Compensations including salary and benefits will be highly competitive depending upon candidates’ qualifications.

Interested applicants please send a cover letter describing your research training experience, a brief statement of your research interest, scientific achievements and future career goal, curriculum vitae (CV) and contact information (names, e-mails, and telephone numbers) of three references to: Dr. Zhishan Wang ( or Dr. Chengfeng Yang (, Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology, University of Kentucky, Lexington,  KY 40536 and apply on the UK Jobs website at

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interview. These positions will be open until filled.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and inclusion. Individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.