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FWS Spring 2022, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title FWS Spring 2022, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Requisition Number DU09123
Department Name 1B531:Federal Work Study
Work Location Room 433 Plant Sciences Building
Salary Range $8.25 - $9.60
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education
High School Diploma
Required Related Experience
Previous work in a lab setting is desired but not required
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Sitting and/or standing for long periods of time. Occasionally carrying heavy items short distances, looking into microscopes for long periods of times.
Schedule is flexible; we are looking for approximately 10hrs. per week of assistance
Job Summary
The Undergraduate Research Assistant will work with lab personnel on project aiming to improve methods of cold storage for fruit flies. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, diet preparation, maintaining fly colonies, assisting lab personnel with setting up experiments and data collection, operating equipment in the lab, and general lab cleanup and upkeep.

For more information please contact Nicholas Teets, Phone: (859) 257-7459, Email: n.teets@uky.edu

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Attention to detail, Organization, and Reliability are a plus
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
College courses in life sciences, including lab courses; previous lab experience

Deadline to Apply 05/30/2022
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. 

 As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities. 

 Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Posted: 2022-04-04 Expires: 2022-06-03

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Lexington, KY 40507

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