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University of Kansas Postdoctoral Researcher in Lawrence, Kansas


Job Title:

Postdoctoral Researcher


Pharmacology & Toxicology

Primary Campus:

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

Job Description:

90% - Design and Execution of Experiments

  • Performs research activities independently under the supervision of a faculty member

  • Generates research reports for preparation of publications or grant applications

  • Presents research findings at scientific conferences

10% Laboratory Management

  • Trains and supervises graduate and undergraduate students as needed

  • Assist in laboratory organization and record keeping

  • Other duties as assigned

Req ID (Ex: 10567BR) :



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Work Schedule:

40 hours a week.

FLSA Status:


Conditions of Employment:

Limited Term

Contact Information to Applicants:

Liqin Zhao


Limited Term End Date:


Required Qualifications:

  1. PhD in neuroscience, pharmacology, biochemistry, or a related field.

  2. Extensive research experience in molecular and cellular biology.

NOTE: This is a limited term position. 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 bases not to exceed six months. Upon verification of degree the appointment will be extended to its full duration.

Employee Class:

U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Advertised Salary Range:

minimum 47,476.00 Commensurate with experience



Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience in neurodegeneration research.

  2. Demonstrated productivity by publications or other evidence of scholarly achievement.

Position Overview:

The Zhao lab, a NGAAD (Neurobiology and Glycobiology of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease) research group, at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy ( https://pharmtox.ku.edu/zhao-lab ) is currently seeking a talented and motivated postdoctoral researcher interested in investigating brain resilience mechanisms against neurodegeneration and developing therapeutic approaches for sporadic Alzheimer’s disease. The KU School of Pharmacy, located in the heart of the beautiful and historic Lawrence campus, offers an excellent research environment, and has been consecutively ranked nationally among the top 10 in NIH funding since 2001. Moreover, the KU Alzheimer’s Disease Center (ADC), one of only 33 NIA-designated and funded ADCs in the US, provides additional substantial resources for the pursuit of excellence in AD research and care.

The postdoctoral researcher position is a limited term position, with an initial term of one year and possible renewal annually for subsequent years.



Application Review Begins:


Anticipated Start Date:


Additional Candidate Instruction:

A complete application will include the following. Completion of the online application, cover letter including a brief description of past work and research interest, Curriculum Vitae and the names and contact information of three academic references.

Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. To ensure first consideration, please apply by May 14, 2023.

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