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Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas
Date Posted 07/15/2021
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Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled


Molecular Biosciences

Position Overview

The Department of Molecular Biosciences and KU Cancer Center, University of Kansas, seeks a postdoctoral researcher with interests in cancer biology. The successful candidate will be engaged in a project investigating the mechanisms of colon and pancreatic tumor development. The project will involve extracellular vesicles, mouse genetics, cancer cell biology, gene expression analysis, and other techniques such as genome editing, RNA sequencing, and drug discovery. The applicant should be motivated, organized, detail-oriented, work well with others, have a willingness to learn, and be able to participate in many different lab activities. Doctoral degree conferred at the time of appointment, not to exceed six months from the date of hire. The position is limited term with a typical duration of 1-5 years; it is contingent upon funding and has an initial 1-year limited term with the possibility of renewal. Individuals who have served as a postdoctoral fellow/researcher for up to five years in the same area of research are not eligible.

Job Description

  • 50% Conduct primary research on the mechanisms of colon and pancreatic tumor development.
  • 20% Collaborate and direct graduate and undergraduate students to support the overall research program.
  • 20% Publish and present research results. Write grant proposals to further funding of research program.
  • 10% General laboratory responsibilities.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in the area of biology, chemistry, or a related field, and should be early in their postdoctoral state.
  • Experience with cell and molecular biological techniques as evidenced by application materials.
  • Documented research productivity as evidenced by application materials.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work productively in a collaborative environment as evidenced by application materials.
  • NOTE:

    To be appointed at the Postdoctoral Researcher title, it is necessary to have the PhD in hand. Appointments made without a diploma or certified transcript indicating an earned doctorate are conditional hires and are appointed on an acting basis not to exceed 6-months.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in molecular and cell biology and or biochemistry laboratory research.
  • Experience with mouse┬áhandling.
  • Experience with gene expression analysis.

  • Additional Candidate Instruction

    A complete online application includes a cover letter, a resume, and list of 3 professional references.
    Review of applications will begin on August 1st, 2021 and will continue until a qualified applicant pool has been identified.

    Advertised Salary Range

    Commensurate with education and experience

    Application Review Begins


    Anticipated Start Date


    Limited Term End Date


    Primary Campus

    University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

    Employee Class

    U-Unclassified Professional Staff

    Work Schedule

    40 hours/week

    Conditions of Employment

    Contingent on Funding, Limited Term

    Work Location Assignment



    The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

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