Scientist II

Lexington, Kentucky (US)
November 02 2021
Other, Other
Organization Type

A position of Scientist II is being recruited to serve the stable-isotope resolved metabolomics (SIRM), non-mass spectrometric proteomics, and metallomics needs of the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center’s Redox Metabolism Shared Resource Facility (RM-SRF), which collaborates with over 20 research labs to help utilize the  instrumentation and expertise of the Center for Environmental and Systems Biochemistry (CESB).  The researchers using the RM-SRF typically deal with data representing a field outside of their expertise, which consists of large data sets that total over 1 million assays/yr for the RM-SRF.  To meet this need, the Scientist II will advise on experimental design with regards to SIRM, non-mass spectrometric proteomics, and metallomics analyses, coordinate analytical instrument scheduling with the CESB Service Center, conduct data reduction which is a substantial portion of the effort, and initial metabolic interpretation.  The incumbent will also conduct some of the benchwork for the analyses and/or train personnel from investigators’ laboratories, such as sample preparation, in order to expedite analysis as needed.  The position requires knowledge of cancer biology, understanding of chemical quantitative analytics, metabolism, and some experience in animal handling, cell culture, and clinical/translational experimentation.

IMPORANT:  To be considered for this position you must fully complete the online application being sure to only put 1 job title for each place you work (multiple job titles for one employer must have separate entries), duties should be in detail, the # of hours worked per week and your ending salary.  You will also be required to upload a cover letter, CV, and as Specific Request 1 , 2, and 3, three separate letters of recommendation.

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.