13 days old

Research Associate/COM

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Research Associate/COM
Requisition Number RE26531
Working Title Research Associate & Lab Manager
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 44
Salary Range $19.94-31.91/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

Lifting and moving standard lab supplies and instruments. May request assistance for anything over 50 lbs.
Repetitive motion.


Days Monday – Friday.

Job Summary

The Ebbert lab seeks a candidate that is excited about advancing neurodegenerative disease research, including Alzheimer’s disease, FTD and ALS.

The candidate will apply cutting-edge long-range (e.g., Bionano Genomics) and long-read sequencing (e.g., Oxford Nanopore Technologies) to better understand disease etiology and how to improve patient care.

The candidate will be directly responsible for extracting and preparing DNA/RNA from human and animal tissue (e.g. brain/blood) and performing the experiment.

The candidate will also be responsible for strict quality control throughout the entire process. In addition to these primary responsibilities, the candidate will be responsible for managing the lab, including ordering supplies, maintaining inventory, cleanliness, etc.

Above all, the candidate must help maintain physical SAFETY, and must be respectful of all cultures and contribute to a positive, inclusive lab culture, where all lab members feel welcome and safe.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Comfortable using or learning to use PCs and Macs, MS Office, and other relatively user-friendly softwares.

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

Prior wet-lab management experience is preferred.
Experience working with RNA, high-molecular weight DNA, and long-read sequencing technologies is preferred.

Deadline to Apply 03/01/2021
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: 2021-02-17 Expires: 2021-03-19

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