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Job Title Scientist I
Requisition Number RE39025
Working Title
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 44
Salary Range $42,931-68,702/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


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Required Related Experience

No experience required.

Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
The position will require sitting for long periods of time at a microscope and computer.
Monday through Friday, working everyday with flexible daily start and stop times, with the expectation of working 40 hrs/wk.
Job Summary
An outstanding research scientist needed to work in molecular biology and animal laboratories that develop research resources for salamanders, especially in advancing tissue regeneration research. Applicants with a Masters degree or higher in the biological sciences and 5 years of previous laboratory experience are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have previous experience in one or more of the following areas: epigenetic research, germplasm cryopreservation, molecular biology. The specific duties include collecting tissues from salamanders, isolating nucleic acid, preparing genetic reagents, rearing embryos and screening embryos for phenotypic variations under a microscope, performing PCR and QPCR, and collecting and cryopreserving spermatophores.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Knowledge of embryo microinjection, germ plasm cryopreservation, basic computer programs including Excel.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Experience with aquatic salamander embryos, larvae and adults is preferred. MS degree or higher and 5 years lab experience.
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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Scientist I

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