11 days old

Research Assistant Senior

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Research Assistant Senior
Requisition Number RE21381
Working Title
Department Name 7H180:Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 41
Salary Range $14.99-23.98/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


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Required Related Experience

2 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Standing and/or sitting for long periods of time. Occasional lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 30 lbs


Day shift

Job Summary

The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at the University of Kentucky is seeking an experienced Research Assistant Senior to join the laboratory of Dr. Jessica Blackburn. The lab focuses on using zebrafish and mouse models to understand the mechanisms of drug resistance and relapse in pediatric cancer. We are looking for driven, motivated individuals that can demonstrate a genuine interest and contribute scientific knowledge and expertise to our lab group. The candidate will work independently with guidance and input from senior research staff and the Principal Investigator to carry out experiments associated with current research projects.

Additional work may include organization/upkeep of lab stocks, cloning and generation of common reagents, and care of the mouse colony. Previous experience in molecular biology and mouse work is required. Preference will be given to senior candidates that have held similar positions in the past.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Molecular biology, cell biology

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

Minimum 2 years of research experience

Deadline to Apply 12/11/2019
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: 2019-11-27 Expires: 2019-12-27

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