Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Molecular & Cellular Dynamics in Plant Reproduction

Research Analyst position in the Kawashima Lab

Molecular & Cellular Dynamics in Plant Reproduction, University of Kentucky

A Research Analyst position funded by the department is open at the Kawashima Lab, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA. The position will be available in early February 2024. The responsibility of this job is to conduct research projects and organize the lab. A master’s degree in molecular biology or equivalent research experience is required for this position.

Research & Lab Management

The Kawashima Lab investigates dynamics of plant fertilization (sperm nuclear migration) as well as endosperm development using Arabidopsis ( In addition to basic molecular biology, confocal microcopy and quantitative image data analysis are significant components of our research. We also explore crop seed development using soybean as well as evolutionary perspectives of plant reproduction using Marchantia polymorpha. This role demands molecular biology knowledge and skills, adherence to experimental procedures, attention to detail, and timeliness. Experience in confocal microscopy imaging and quantitative image data analysis is preferred, but not required. This position also includes responsibilities for daily lab maintenance and organizing the student workforce including monitoring accuracy and timeliness, ensuring compliance with procedures, and work rate and safety. Effective communication skills and strong planning and organization skills are essential.

How to Apply

Please submit your application through the link: If you have any questions, please contact Tomo Kawashima (

Deadline to Apply: 11/19/23

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