Post Doctoral Scholar - Veterinary Science
|Job Title||Post Doctoral Scholar - Veterinary Science|
|Department Name||81140:Veterinary Science|
|Work Location||Lexington, KY|
|Type of Position||Temporary|
|Position Time Status||Full-Time|
|Required Education|| |
PhD degree in Veterinary Science, Equine Science, or Biological Sciences.
|Required Related Experience|| |
Skills in equine research techniques and laboratory procedures. Scientific writing experience is necessary.
|Required License/Registration/Certification|| |
|Physical Requirements|| |
Work in laboratory may require long periods of standing or sitting. In addition, will be required to work with horses during experiments.
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, but may vary depending on experiments.
|Job Summary|| |
The scholar will conduct research on the horse as determined by their mentor. In addition, the scholar may participate in the training of graduate students in various lab techniques and procedures.
|Skills / Knowledge / Abilities|| |
A 12-month postdoctoral scholar position is available at the Gluck Equine Research Center, University of Kentucky, under the supervision of Dr. Amanda Adams. The successful applicant will engage in equine research investigating various aspects of immune responses and nutritional management of horses with equine endocrine disorders of pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), equine metabolic syndrome (EMS), and insulin dysregulation (ID). The applicant will work with the herds of aged, PPID, EMS/ID horses that are maintained at the University of Kentucky. The applicant will also be involved with field studies investigating various risk factors for equine endocrine disorders and laminitis. Opportunities to combine applied research with cutting edge exploration using whole animal investigation (equine), cell culture, flow cytometry, ELISAs, and molecular biology research techniques will be offered. This position will also provide a unique opportunity to interact with and gain experiences with the WALTHAM™ Equine Studies Group led by Dr. Pat Harris MRCVS and MARS EQUESTRIAN™. There is potential for an additional 1-2 year extension to this position.
Preferred qualifications include enthusiasm, excellent communication and soft skills, professionalism, teamwork ethic, a strong academic record, as well as scientific rigor, and a desire to work at the interface of nutrition, endocrinology and the equine industry. Candidates must have a PhD degree in Veterinary Science, Equine Science, Animal Science or Biological Sciences. Candidates with a DVM and PhD are desired.
Applicants should forward a CV with the contact information of 2-3 references and a statement of research interests by e-mail to: email@example.com
Stipend Amount/per year
$47,476/year plus benefits
University of Kentucky’s Ag Equine Programs, is a framework that encompasses everything equine in UK’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. As part of the UK Ag Equine Programs, the Gluck Equine Research Center’s mission is scientific discovery, education, and dissemination of knowledge for the benefit of the health and welfare of horses.
The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity university. We encourage applications from all academically qualified people interested in educational opportunities.
|Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?||No|
|Preferred Education/Experience|| |
enthusiasm, excellent communication and soft skills, professionalism, teamwork ethic, a strong academic record, as well as scientific rigor, and a desire to work at the interface of nutrition, endocrinology and the equine industry. Candidates with a DVM and PhD are desired.
|Deadline to Apply||12/31/2023|
|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.
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