International Society for Quality of Life Research

Research Scientist

University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky, United States (on-site)
10 days ago



Health Sciences Center
Time Type:
Full time
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Minimum Requirements:
Ph.D. with seven years of applied research experience in a related field. A Master's degree and ten years of applied research experience may be substituted for the requirements noted. Grade 7 Salary Range Min $58,200 Mid $72,700 Max $87,300
Position Description:

Position will be responsible for studies using human samples and rodent models to understand the impacts of dietary-factor interactions with gut microbiota on immune regulation, inflammation and liver disease, and therapeutic manipulation of these interactions. We employ genetic mouse models, primary cell cultures, molecular, and proteomics approaches for our work. The individual should also be able to independently collect, organize, and perform statistical analysis of data generated from the experiments. The individual should understand key neuronal pathways in metabolically active cells, such as intestinal epithelial cells and macrophages and how dysregulation of these pathways impact metabolic health, using molecular approaches and mouse models. Manage daily operations of the research lab including the supervision of staff, development of plans, oversight of the research project, assist with grant proposal submission, writing IRB protocols and Clinical Trials. Incumbent will develop a variety of complex assays, such as FACS analysis of T cell, NK cell and antigen presenting cell function in living animals, isolation, and purification of tumor exosomes, Western Blotting, Southern Blotting, in vitro kinase assay, immunohistochemistry, immunoprecipitation, confocal microscope analysis of protein localization, yeast two-hybrid assay, and intracellular calcium assay. Incumbent should demonstrate a proficiency in analytical and statistical techniques recognizing similarities and differences in data based on expected outcomes. Providing prompt and accurate reports to principal investigator is required. Incumbent will be expected to recognize methodological problems and assist with implementation of solutions. Incumbent should have ability in designing protocols and developing scientific methodology, and assisting Principal Investigator with composition and editing of grant applications. Reviews and interprets data.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Several years experience in scientific project design.
  • Experience with experimental research and coursework in Research Methodology.
  • Detailed conceptual and technical knowledge on principles and applications of molecular/genomics methods and techniques.
  • Experience in grantsmanship to support investigators.
  • Experience in studying gut microbiota.
  • Experience in gut immune cells analysis
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Organized, task-oriented; ability to manage, delegate, and follow up; talent for prioritizing tasks.
  • Skilled in inter-personal interactions and supervision of team members.

The Brown Cancer Center encourages candidates to apply who have demonstrated capacity to create inclusive work environments, will work effectively on increasingly diverse teams, and will serve the increasingly diverse students we admit and want to attract.

Compensation will be commensurate to candidate experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at or 502.852.6258.

Assistance and Accommodations

Computers are available for application submission at the Human Resources Department located at 215 Central Avenue, Ste 205 - Louisville, Kentucky 40208.

If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, please contact us by email at or by phone 502-852-6258.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 71502328
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky, United States
  • Company Name For Job: University of Louisville
  • Position Title: Research Scientist
  • Job Function: Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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