11 days old

Research Analyst

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Research Analyst
Requisition Number RE24948
Working Title
Department Name 81060:PLANT AND SOIL SCIENCES
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 42
Salary Range $16.49-26.38/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience

No experience required.

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Walking, sitting, standing, bending, and lifting.


Monday- Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Job Summary

The Soil and Water Quality group in the Plant and Soil Sciences Department within the College of Agriculture, Food and the Environment is seeking a Research Analyst to join a team involved in edge-of-field water quality monitoring.

This is a grant funded, 2 to 3-year, laboratory position where the successful candidate will join a team focused on quantifying nutrients and soil runoff in agricultural fields and newly developed wetlands. In this dynamic environment we are seeking applicants with experience and/or interest in analytical techniques germane to soil, plant and water analyses. For example, the successful candidate will join two other research analysts utilizing three new instruments: a new state-of-the-art Agilent 5110 Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES), two new Hach Lachat Quickchem 8500 Flow Injection Autoanalyzers, and a new Thermo Scientific Flash Smart EA Combustion NC SOIL analyzer. The successful candidate will have a Master of Science degree (preferred), laboratory experience and a strong interest working in a laboratory environment. Interpersonal communication skills are expected as this job requires daily interactions with laboratory mangers, research team members, and students.

The University of Kentucky has excellent benefits which include but are not limited to health, vision, dental as well as the ability to take courses and pursue a graduate degree while working. Benefit details can be found at https://www.uky.edu/hr/compensation

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience

Driver’s license preferred.

Deadline to Apply 11/04/2020
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: 2020-10-14 Expires: 2020-11-13

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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