A Research Assistant Professor faculty position is available immediately at the University of Kentucky, Lexington KY. The faculty member will function as a full-time Assistant Professor in the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and Department of Neuroscience.
The primary role of this position will be to coordinate and supervise research in the laboratory of Dr. Linda Van Eldik, Director of 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 Alzheimer’s disease and vascular cognitive impairment and dementia. One project is defining the role of the stress-related kinase, p38 MAPK, in regulating the up-regulation of proinflammatory molecules that lead to disease-relevant neuropathology and behavioral impairments in mouse models of co-morbid pathologies in the brain. Through the use of novel mouse models and CNS-penetrant experimental therapeutics, we are defining when p38 MAPK can be targeted for beneficial outcomes.
Research and other creative activities will include, but are not limited to, initiating research; collaborating with faculty and other professionals inside/outside the institution to provide scientific direction and guidance on issues related to the design, conduct, and evaluation of research and other scholarly activities; leading and participating in the submission of applications to appropriate extramural agencies; and providing scientific and technical assistance to the College, University and community for research and other creative activities. Professional development activities will include, but are not limited to, becoming involved in other academic duties, such as serving on Center, departmental and university committees appropriate for academic rank. This individual will also be encouraged to engage in professional-related activities on local, state, and national workgroups, committees and technical advisory panels.
We seek a researcher with a broad knowledge base and a level of independence, PhD or equivalent degree in neuroscience, pharmacology, or a closely related field followed by 3-4 years of postdoctoral experience.
To apply, please include a CV and cover letter.