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Laboratory Technician Senior

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Laboratory Technician Senior
Requisition Number RE38900
Working Title Lab Tech
Department Name 81070:ANIMAL AND FOOD SCIENCES
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 40
Salary Range $15.00-24.02/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


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Required Related Experience

1 yr

Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Sitting and/or standing for long periods. Able to lift, carry over 30 pounds.
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Schedule has flexibility; though may require occasional off-working hours, such as evenings or weekends, for research purposes.
Job Summary
The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is seeing a Laboratory Technician Sr in Animal and Food Sciences. This position supports both the teaching and research components of this unit. Duties include, but not limited to: Food Science laboratory management and analysis of food samples or biological samples using analytical techniques in physics, chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology. This may also require mastering basic cell culturing techniques and handling small laboratory animals. Perform literature searches and organize literature. Collect/process research data and organize in reports. Maintain laboratory equipment, inventory, records, and cleanliness of general space. Train and assist lab personnel on lab methods and safety. This position also assists with food science course lab teaching. Position has some flexibility in work schedule. Other duties as requested or required.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Western blotting and other techniques in molecular biology, analytical chemistry, experience in using analytical equipment, practice experience with cell culture and small laboratory animals, protein extraction/purification/fractionation.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Bachelor’s degree in any of the above-listed disciplines plus three years lab experience are preferred. Driver’s license preferred.
Deadline to Apply 03/28/2023
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: 2023-03-14 Expires: 2023-04-13

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