Job Opportunities

Postdoc Position - University of Kentucky  (Posted on 10/18/2019)

Assistant/Associate Professor Position - Chicago  (Posted on 09/20/2019)

Research Assistant - Drug Discovery(Posted on 10/25/2018)
A biotech start-up company engaged in drug discovery research is looking for a Research Assistant with experience in biochemistry, pharmacology and/or organic chemistry.
Located in Lexington (KY), our lab is on the campus of the University of Kentucky. This position may be part-time or full time.

Responsibilities:

- Planning and executing experiments
- Performing biochemical and pharmacological assays, ELISA, compound screening 
- Mammalian cell culture and assisting cell based assay
- Maintain detailed record of work, record experiments and results
- Prepare reports and data analysis from experiments Additional duties include assisting with various tasks for the daily operation as needed.
- Participate in the tracking of supply, reagent and reference material inventories and initiate purchase requisitions where necessary
- Work with proteins, peptides, antibodies and organic compounds

Qualifications:

- Highly motivated individual with ability to work independently - essential
- Experience with biochemical assays and mammalian cell culture preferred.
- Excellent record keeping, reporting and communication capabilities
- Excellent organization skills
- Must be dependable, professional, and willing to learn.
-Education and Experience: - 3rd or 4th year undergraduate or Bachelor's degree in biochemistry, chemistry or biology
- Laboratory experience desirable but not essential.
- Background in pharmacology and/or organic chemistry is preferred
Please email resume to humanresources@gismotherapeutics.com
 

Postdoctoral Researcher: Developmental Neuroscience Neonatal Brain Injury Lab (Posted on 10/2/2018)

A full-time postdoctoral research position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Joseph Scafidi at Children’s Research Institute within Children’s National Health System to investigate the molecular and biochemical basis of altered developmental trajectories after perinatal brain injury. The laboratory employs a wide range of cutting-edge techniques to study clinically relevant rodent models of perinatal brain injury such as chronic and intermittent hypoxia and systemic perinatal inflammation. Applicants can expect to gain experience with: confocal and in vivo imaging; immunohistochemistry; mitochondrial dynamic, bioenergetic and metabolic rates; 13C and 1H - nuclear magnetic resonance studies, biochemical assays, in vivo and in vitro MR and Gluco-CEST imaging along with spectroscopy; and a multitude of neuro-behavioral studies. Pharmacological studies will also complement these investigations. In addition, there is also on-going collaborative research on the effects of traumatic brain injury on brain development and bioenergetics in the laboratory. The Scafidi Laboratory is part of the Center for Neuroscience Research a Children’s National - a vibrant and collegial environment dedicated to understanding neurodevelopment in health and disease. Trainees will have access to excellent core facilities and services, including microscopic imaging, high-throughput sequencing, bioinformatics, and behavior.

The position is available immediately. Highly motivated individuals with expertise in metabolic assays, neurobiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and/or cell culture are encouraged to apply. Solid communication, teamwork, organizational and problem-solving skills are required. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  

To apply for this position or for more information, please email your CV, a cover letter detailing research experience, and contact information for three references to Dr. Joseph Scafidi (JScafidi@childrensnational.org) Associate Prof of Neurology, Pediatrics and Anatomy & Cell Biology.

Some Pertinent Publications:

  1. Scafidi, J., Hammond, T.R., Scafidi, S., et al. (2014) Intranasal epidermal growth factor treatment rescues neonatal brain injury. Nature 506(7487):230-4.
  2. Scafidi, J., Ritter, J., Talbot, B., Edwards, J., Chew, L-J., Gallo, V. (2018) Age-dependent cellular and behavioral deficits induced by molecularly targeted drugs are reversible. Cancer Res 78(8):2081-2095. 
  3. Zonouzi, M., Scafidi, J., Li, P., et al. (2015) GABAergic regulation of cerebellar NG2 cell development is altered in perinatal white matter injury. Nat Neurosci. 18(5):674-82.

 

Postdoc, Yale University, Early life stress and neuroimmunology (Posted 9/25/2018)

The Kaffman lab is investigating the role that microglia play in mediating the neurodevelopmental and behavioral changes seen in mice exposed to early life stress.
The lab is a member of the Ribicoff Center in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale, which is a dynamic and large group of neuroscientists studying the molecular biology of different complex behaviors in rodents.
We have several exciting projects that use cutting edge technologies in neuroimmunology, genomics, and imaging in mice. For information on recent publications from the Kaffman lab see, Johnson et al 2018 (PMID: 29463821), Johnson and Kaffman 2018 (PMID:28625767) and Delpech et al. 2016 (PMID:27301858).

We are looking for highly motivated and talented candidates to fill two postdoc positions in the lab.
- The first position is for
neuroimmunologist with expertise in purifying and characterizing microglia (experience with flow cytometry and genomics is highly desired).
 -The second position is for a neuroscientist with a strong background in studying consequences of stress in mice (experience with assessing spine density, cell counting,
stereotactic injections, IHC and confocal microscopy are highly desired).
 

Candidates should have completed a Ph.D. in neuroimmunology and/or neuroscience, and email the following materials to Arie Kaffman at arie.kaffman@yale.edu:

  • A cover letter describing their interests and technical skills
  • Updated CV
  • e-mail addresses and phone numbers of three references

Salary will be commensurate with experience according to NIH postdoc stipends

Research Associate Senior - Sanders Brown Center on Aging - (Posted 9/10/2018)
A senior, experienced PhD-level scientist is required by a translational research laboratory in the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging.

Primary responsibilities:
- independent design,
- conduct and management of complex research projects;
- lab management and administration including training and supervision of students;
- overseeing mouse colonies.

This position will also be responsible for managing the mouse behavior resource area in Sanders-Brown which will include the following duties:
- developing SOPs;
- coordinating resource scheduling,
- maintaining instruments, training investigators and performing behavioral assays.

Preferred Qualifications:
PhD plus three or more years related experience with mouse brain surgery and behavior testing; training and supervision of students.

Click HERE to apply.

 

Research Associate - In Vivo Biology (Posted 7/2/2018)

A biotech start-up company engaged in drug discovery research is looking for a Research Associate with experience in in vivo experimentation. Primary responsibilities include manipulation and handling of mice in a laboratory setting, stereotaxic intracerebroventricular injections of drugs, behavioral testing, and in vivo drug delivery. Located in Lexington (KY), our lab is on the campus of the University of Kentucky. This position may be full time or part-time.

Responsibilities:
Manage and maintain colonies of mice
Perform stereotactic injections of drugs, intracerebroventricular injections
Perform brain tissue dissections and processing
Experience with tissue sectioning, immunohistochemistry assays and related methods
Maintain detailed record of work, record experiments and results
Assist in molecular and biochemical analysis and participate in multiple projects.
Additional duties include assisting with various tasks for the daily operation as needed.

Qualifications
Highly motivated individual with ability to work independently
Three or more years of experience in maintaining and handling laboratory mice and performing surgical procedures.
Previous experience in histology and immunoassays desired.
Experience with biochemical assays and mammalian cell culture.
Excellent record keeping, reporting and communication capabilities Must be dependable, professional, meticulous, and willing to learn.

Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's or Master's degree in pharmacology, biochemistry, neuroscience or equivalent in education and experience
- Three or more years of experience in maintaining and handling laboratory mice and performing surgical procedures
- Background in biochemistry and in vivo pharmacology
Please email resume to humanresources@gismotherapeutics.com

Full-Time Laboratory Technician Position needed (Posted 5/7/2018)

Neuroendocrinology Lab studying the role of estrogens in regulating fluid balance
Department of Biology University of Kentucky
Responsibilities include: daily animal care, helping/running experiments, routine lab maintenance, supervising undergraduate students
To apply visit:
https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/185002

 

Experienced Laboratory Technician Senior needed (Posted 4/16/2018)

The laboratory of Dr. Kim Nixon, College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, is seeking an experienced Laboratory Technician Senior.

This position will independently perform hands-on, reliable experiments; assist with production of animal model and tissue collection according to established protocols; perform assays on rodent tissues following established protocols; assist in the development of novel assays and protocols as required by project needs; manage and record data collections and quantification of results; and assist with data analysis, data plotting and manuscript preparation.

Additionally this position will manage aspects of the lab and equipment. They will be responsible for maintaining adequate stock of supplies, reordering as needed, tracking inventory and logging all materials; managing lab and experiment records, equipment maintenance and lab organization; and maintaining safety documentation and chemical and biohazard waste disposal.

Please click HERE to apply (Deadline to apply: 04/24/2018)

Two-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Neuroscience (posted 4/5/2018)

The Department of Neuroscience at Thiel College invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Neuroscience for the fall 2018 semester. We are particularly interested in candidates with a strong interest in developing underrepresented and first-generation students from diverse backgrounds. This position will provide the successful candidate with quality teaching experience and mentoring in preparation for transition to an academic career.  Additionally, dedicated time to develop an independent research program will be included with the appointment.
Teaching responsibilities may include contribution to team-taught Neuroscience Methods and an entry-level neuroscience course taken by non-majors; Introduction to Neuroscience; and upper-level electives/seminars in the candidate’s area of specialization. Depending on the candidate’s interest and background, there may also be opportunities to contribute to coursework in our Exercise Science program and first-year seminar. While all candidates will be considered, those with expertise in electrophysiology, development, or motor physiology are of particular interest. 
At the time of appointment, successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or a related field and have an interest in joining an undergraduate department where quality teaching and student development is highly valued. Travel to one conference per year is guaranteed, and housing at College-owned properties may be available depending on the individual’s needs.  Additionally, Thiel has a long-standing relationship with Greenville Neuromodulation Center (GNC), a non-profit affiliate of FHC Inc. specializing in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and other neuromodulation techniques. The staff of GNC maintain an active research lab on Thiel’s campus and a patient clinic in downtown Greenville.

Email cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation to Jennifer Clark, Director of Human Resources at employment@thiel.edu. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Thiel College is committed to attracting a culturally and professionally diverse faculty and staff who engage our students by providing a rich and fulfilling curricular and co-curricular experience. EOE

 

 

BCTC is looking for Biology and Anatomy/Phys instructors:  (Posted on: 01/8/2018)

Bluegrass Community and Technical College is looking for intructors to teach various courses at their Cooper Campus , Winchester Campus, and  Lawrenceburg Campus.

Courses where they have a need are:

  • non majors introductory biology lecture (100 level)
  • non majors introductory biology lab (100 level)
  • anatomy and physiology lab and lecture

Applicants must hold a Masters in Science degree or higher with 18 graduate hours completed in the teaching discipline.

Any graduate student that passed their qualifications are eligible.

We cannot accept a Masters Degree in Science Education.

For more details, call Dr. Yasemin Congleton at 859-246-6487 or yasemin. congleton@kctcs.edu

Yasemin Congleton, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Allied Health and Natural Sciences
Professor of Biology, BCTC, OB234J
859-246-6487
yasemin.congleton@kctcs.edu

 

Research Associate - Cell Biology (Posted on 10/27/2017)

A biotech start-up company engaged in drug discovery research is looking for a Research Associate with experience in cell biology. Located in Lexington (KY), our lab is on the campus of the University of Kentucky. This position is full time.

Responsibilities:
Planning and executing experiments.
Performing cell based bioassays with mammalian cells in culture
Maintain detailed record of work, record experiments and results
Prepare reports and data analysis from experiments
Additional duties include assisting with various tasks for the daily operation as needed.
Participate in the tracking of supply, reagent and reference material inventories and initiate purchase requisitions where necessary
Work with proteins, peptides, antibodies, RNA/DNA and organic compounds

Qualifications

Highly motivated individual with ability to work independently - essential
Experience with biochemical assays and mammalian cell culture.
Excellent record keeping, reporting and communication capabilities
Excellent organization skills Must be dependable, professional, meticulous, and willing to learn.

Education and Experience:

- Bachelor's or Master's degree in biochemistry or biology
- At least 2 years of laboratory experience required
- Background in biochemistry, cell biology and/or pharmacology

Please email resume to hr@gismotherapeutics.com

Postdoc Translational Pre-clinical Discovery Science and Neuropharmacology Position (Posted on 10/23/2017)

Position Description:
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Translational Pre-clinical Discovery Science at the UNTHSC in Fort Worth, Texas in the Department of Pharmacology & Neuroscience. Pleasant, low cost-of-living area of DFW with nationally competitive salary. Minimum requirements include current permission to work in the USA, a PhD or DSc research degree in a lab bench-based quantitative life science such as chemistry, biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, pharmaceutics or bioengineering from an accredited institution, outstanding English reading, writing, oral communication and comprehension skills, a strong record of first author publications, extensive experience working in a non-clinical laboratory setting, and strong working knowledge of laboratory machinery. There are multiple funded ongoing projects related to the discovery and development of mechanistically new therapeutic and disease prevention agents, and applied eco-friendly biotechnology projects. See bit.ly/SchetzLab2016

Seeking:
• Self-motivated, dedicated, responsible, hard-working, problem-solvers with a knack for innovation
• Ability and willingness to learn new methodologies, to multitask, to meet deadlines, to work as a team, and to work flexible hours as needed.
• 3+ years of prior laboratory bench work experience including cell culture, radioligand binding, cell signaling, ELISA assays as well as basic molecular biology, protein chemistry, spectroscopy, microscopy, and animal behavioral and surgical techniques.
• Ability and willingness to write and publish peer-reviewed manuscripts and to write and receive postdoctoral level grants.
Email CV and cover letter to John.Schetz@unthsc.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-schetz-19684111
http://www.fwtx.com/articles/inventors%E2%80%99-alley
https://www.unthsc.edu/newsroom/story/new-strategy-treating-strokes/
https://www.unthsc.edu/newsroom/story/pest-control/

 

Research Assistant  (Posted on 9/29/2017)

A biotech start-up company engaged in drug discovery research is looking for a Research Assistant with experience in biochemistry and cell biology. Located in Lexington (KY), our lab is on the campus of the University of Kentucky. This position may be part-time or full time.

Responsibilities:
Planning and executing experiments
Performing biochemical assays including ELISA assays
Performing cell based bioassays with mammalian cells in culture
Maintain detailed record of work, record experiments and results
Prepare reports and data analysis from experiments
Additional duties include assisting with various tasks for the daily operation as needed.
Participate in the tracking of supply, reagent and reference material inventories and initiate purchase requisitions where necessary
Work with proteins, peptides, antibodies and organic compounds

Qualifications: 
Highly motivated individual with ability to work independently - essential
Experience with biochemical assays and mammalian cell culture.
Excellent record keeping, reporting and communication capabilities
Excellent organization skills Must be dependable, professional, meticulous, and willing to learn.

Education and Experience:

- Bachelor's degree in biochemistry, chemistry or biology
- At least 2 years of laboratory experience required

Please email resume to hr@gismotherapeutics.com

 


Postdoctoral Scientist Position Available – Neurodegeneration (Posted on 9/19/2017)

Employer: University of Kentucky, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.A.
Principal Investigator: Linda Van Eldik, PhD

Description:
A postdoctoral scientist position is available immediately at the University of Kentucky, Lexington KY. The position is in the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, an established research center in aging and dementia where independent basic and clinical scientists work in a collaborative environment. The Center on Aging also includes the NIH-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Center that provides unique and outstanding resources to support innovative research (e.g. longitudinally followed and well-characterized clinical cohorts, neuroimaging, biomarkers, autopsy specimens). The Center on Aging collaborates with a number of other centers at the university that facilitate neuroscience research, including the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center, the Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Center, and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science.

The successful candidate will benefit from an experienced mentor, a stimulating and collaborative research environment, and an organized training plan. There are ample opportunities for scientific growth, career enhancement, and  development into an independent investigator in academia, industry, or other career paths. Although the project is currently funded by NIH, an integral part of postdoctoral training is the process of preparing a research proposal and writing a fellowship application, so postdocs are encouraged to apply for external funding when possible. Recent postdocs in the lab have been successful at obtaining NIHfunded F32 and K99/R00 awards, which provides recognition for both the fellow and the Center on Aging. We seek a highly motivated, creative, and collaborative individual to work on mechanistic and translational research projects focused on the detrimental inflammatory and neurodegenerative responses that
contribute to pathophysiology in mouse models of CNS disorders, especially traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). One project is defining the role of the stress-related kinase, p38α MAPK, in regulating the TBI-induced up-regulation of proinflammatory molecules that lead to disease-relevant neuropathology and behavioral impairments. Through the use of novel mouse models and CNS-penetrant experimental therapeutics, we are defining when, where and how p38α MAPK can be targeted for beneficial outcomes.

Requirements:
PhD or MD/PhD in an area relevant to pharmacology or neuroscience. Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills, a solid publication record, and appropriate experience. Preference will be given to individuals with experience in one of the following areas: inducible conditional knockout mouse models, mouse neuropathology and behavior, primary glia/neuron cell culture, gene expression profiling, pharmacological modulation of glia signaling pathways. Prior experience in AD, TBI, or related neurological disease research is also desirable. 

Contact:
Applicants should send an email that includes a cover letter with a brief statement of research experience and career goals, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references to
Dr. Linda Van Eldik, linda.vaneldik@uky.edu

The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities and women.


 

Research Associate - Drug Discovery (Posted on 9/13/2017)

A biotech start-up company engaged in drug discovery research is looking for a Research Associate with experience in biochemistry, pharmacology and/or organic chemistry.
Located in Lexington (KY), our lab is on the campus of the University of Kentucky. This position may be part-time or full time.
 

Responsibilities:

Planning and executing experiments
Performing biochemical and pharmacological assays, ELISA, compound screening
Performing cell based bioassays with mammalian cells in culture
Maintain detailed record of work, record experiments and results
Prepare reports and data analysis from experiments
Additional duties include assisting with various tasks for the daily operation as needed.
Participate in the tracking of supply, reagent and reference material inventories and initiate purchase requisitions where necessary
Work with proteins, peptides, antibodies and organic compounds

Qualifications:

Highly motivated individual with ability to work independently - essential
Experience with biochemical assays and mammalian cell culture.
Excellent record keeping, reporting and communication capabilities
Excellent organization skills
Must be dependable, professional, meticulous, and willing to learn.

Education and Experience:

- Bachelor's or Master's degree in biochemistry, chemistry or biology
- At least 2 years of laboratory experience required
- Background in pharmacology and/or organic chemistry is desirable

Please email resume to hr@gismotherapeutics.com