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Position: Cell and Molecular Biology, Tenure Track Assistant Professor

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Classification Title: Assistant Professor

Position Title: Cell and Molecular Biologist

Position Summary: The Department of Biological Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track, 9-month, Assistant Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology position, beginning August 15, 2020.

Teaching responsibilities will include courses in the department’s undergraduate Biology and Biomedical Sciences programs (BS) and graduate degree (MS) program. Primary courses to be taught are introductory biology and upper level courses in the Biomedical Sciences program. Courses will be assigned based on the candidate’s expertise and departmental needs. The typical teaching load is 12 hours per semester, but new faculty can expect to teach 9 hours per semester during their first year. Candidates will also be expected to participate in pre-professional advising of Biomedical Science majors.

The successful candidate will establish an active cell and molecular biology research laboratory (BSL 2 level or lower) and mentor undergraduate and graduate (MS) students. Areas of research may include, but are not limited to, developmental biology, microbiology, stem cell biology, biology of aging, cellular metabolism, and cell cycle regulation. Dedicated laboratory space and start-up funds are available. Review of applicants will begin on 6 January 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

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Questions and inquiries can be directed to: Dr. Pat Calie, Search Committee Chair (

Facilities and Equipment for Biomedical Research

The Department of Biological Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University is located in a modern science building (construction completed in 2017) with ample space and equipment for biomedical research. The following shared facilities are accessible to all biological sciences faculty:

Microscopy Core Facility

  • Microscopy LabZeiss LSM 800 Confocal Microscope System with Airyscan Detector
  • Nikon Eclipse II Ti-U Inverted Microscope System with Fluorescence and Quantitative Digital Imaging System via a Nikon DS-Fi1 5 MP CCD Color Camera.
  • Dell Z840 analysis workstation

Gel Documentation Core Workstation

  • BioRad Chemidoc MP gel-imaging station*
  • Dell Optiplex 5050 computer system*

Flow Cytometry

  • Accuri C6 flow cytometer

Sterilization Core Facility (the department has two sterilization facilities)

  • Getinge 533LS Steam Sterilizer
  • Getinge 633LS Steam Sterilizer
  • Lancer 1600 LXP Glassware washer

Biomedical Research FacilityBiomedical Research Suites

  • Main lab space (~1900 ft2)
  • Two tissue culture rooms
  •  One fluorescence microscopy room
  •  Student office space


Shared Histology Equipment

  • Leica CM1950 Cryostat
  • Thermofisher STP 120 Spin Tissue Processor for paraffin sections
  • Thermofisher Histostar paraffin workstation
  • Reichert:Jung 2030 microtome
  • Thermo HM 325 microtome

Shared spectroscopy equipment

  • BioTek EPOCH2 Platereader – connected to Dell OptiPlex 5050 computer system

Freezer Farm

  • Thermo Scientific -80 degrees Celsius chest freezer
  • Fisherbrand -80 degrees Celsius upright freezer
  • Frigidaire -20 degrees Celsius freezer


  • Two Fisher power supplies
  • Genemate variable rocker
  • Two Sorval Legend Micro 17 microcentrifuges

Animal Facility

  • Features four rooms for housing rodents, two procedure rooms, a surgery prep room, a surgery room, a recovery room, a storage room, and a cage-wash facility.
  • VetEquip Mobile RC2 anesthesia system with Oxyvet O2 concentrator
  • Four Allentown NexGen 70-Cage Racks for individually-ventilated mouse cages
  • Five Labconco Class II Biosafety Cabinets
  • Steelco AC8000 Cage and Rack washer
  • Steelco LSA 110P Steam Sterilizer with an Integrated Electric Steam Generator.

Genomics Research FacilityGenomics Research Suite

  • BioRad CFX384 Real-Time PCR
  • BioRad Geldoc XR+ system
  • Analytical Balance
  • Hoefer DQ-300 fluorometer
  • GeneQuant Pro Spectrophotometer
  • Sorvall Legend X1R refrigerated centrifuge
  • Sorvall T6000D plate spinner
  • Qubit 2.0
  • Two BioRad T100 themal cyclers with 96-well and 384-well blocks
  • BioRad C1000
  • AB Applied Biosystem 9700
  • MJ Research DNA Engine Tetrad 2
  • PTC-100 themocycler
  • Benchmark multitherm heating/shaking block
  • Labconco Speedvac
  • A large assortment of agarose electrophoresis equipment

Other equipment

  • The Department of Biological Sciences also possesses refrigerated centrifuges capable of centrifuging 15 mL and 50 mL conical tubes.


Published on November 19, 2019

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