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Post Doctoral Scholar - Veterinary Science

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Job Title Post Doctoral Scholar - Veterinary Science
Requisition Number DU00092
Department Name 81140:Veterinary Science
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range 47,476
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
N/A
Physical Requirements
Work in laboratory may require long periods of standing or sitting. In addition, will be required to work with horses during experiments.
Shift
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: amanda.adams@uky.edu
Stipend Amount/per year
$47,476/year plus benefits
Website
http://gluck.ca.uky.edu/
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.
Location
Lexington, Kentucky
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.
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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