Laboratory Positions


Our laboratory is located in the Department of Veterinary Science at the University of Kentucky in the world-renowned M.H. Gluck Equine Research Center. We are recruiting motivated, enthusiastic young investigators with an interest and background in molecular biology, bacteriology, bacterial genetics, or biochemistry to join the research team. The research program provides scientific training and career development opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars. Our interdisciplinary approach provides exciting opportunities for collaboration with investigators in the fields of microbial pathogenesis, biochemistry, immunology, pharmaceutical sciences, chemical biology, structural biology, cancer biology, and veterinary medicine.

Please contact Dr. Shaffer ( for additional recruitment information, and to inquire about current research opportunities in the lab. We are actively recruiting graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduate research assistants, particularly from the University of Kentucky Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology program.