1+ months

Lab Technician

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Lab Technician
Requisition Number DU07839
Department Name 8E300:Biology
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range 12-17 per hour
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


Required Related Experience

1-3 years

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time; carrying or lifting light-weight objects, taking stairs.


8 hours

Job Summary

As a lab technician, your primary job will be to support animal colony management. You will also support research activities in the lab by (1) Preparing and maintaining various buffers, solutions, and reagents. (2) assist PI by performing supervised research in the area of genome biology and brain physiology. Research techniques examples include western blot analysis, mammalian cell culture, and microscopic analysis, among others. (3) Maintain and manage mouse colony, including setting up the breeding and performing genotyping. A motivated lab technician will have the opportunity to expand their scientific and technical repertoire further to advance their career options further. (2) Administration: Lab technician will assist the investigator in placing orders, interact with departmental administrators, manage lab inventory, supplies, and resources, and day-to-day lab operation. We are a well-funded research lab with multi-disciplinary research projects.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Experience working with mouse colony is highly desirable. Working knowledge of the routine lab procedures – making chemical stock solutions, PCR, gel electrophoresis would be a plus.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 10/15/2021
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: 2021-05-21 Expires: 2021-10-20

Career Employment at UK

UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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