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Student Non-Work Study

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Student Non-Work Study
Requisition Number DU02181
Department Name 40550:Ctr For Applied Energy Res
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $12.50-$15.00
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education
HS diploma + 0 years of experience.
Required Related Experience
Preference is given to students having completed one or more years of class work toward the Bachelor’s degree and students interested in full-time co-ops during alternating semesters thru the Math, Sciences and Engineering Co-op Office.
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Requires handling lightweight objects up to 10lbs: standing and walking
8:00am – 5:00pm Monday-Friday
Job Summary
The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) provides experienced-based, hands-on training for undergraduate co-ops/interns under the supervision of a senior scientific mentor. The effort aims to increase research experiences for undergraduates where students work with faculty and staff on projects involving scholarship, creative work and/or research. The program exposes the co-op/intern to the real-world application of research, and provides an opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art laboratory, observe and practice the techniques and methodologies used in research, and associate with leading scientists and engineers in the field.

The successful candidate for this appointment/position as an UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT CO-OP/INTERN will participate in multidisciplinary studies related to various aspects of materials and energy research: processing, analyses and reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities: A sampling of duties and responsibilities the successful candidate will be engaged in are as follows:

1. Equipment and Supplies
Assist in the preparation and maintenance of research environment and equipment, including cleaning and set-up duties. Constructs, assembles, installs, operates, calibrates, tests, modifies, and maintains process equipment and analytical apparatus. Responsible for procurement, storage, logging of supplies and equipment. Responsible for handling, identification, packaging and storage of raw materials and samples. Assist in the cleaning and maintenance of lab supplies and equipment.

2. Laboratory and Experimental Research
Responsible for collection of data, data storage, and contributes to analysis and interpretation of results, including taking samples, making identifications and taking measurements, and collecting, recording, and coding/ plotting data and analyzing data. Maintains adequate up to date log books and other records. Monitors quality and reproducibility of data, identifies problem areas, and institutes repeats/checks where necessary.

3. Results and Scholarly Output
Contributes to the preparation of scholarly reports, abstracts, manuscripts, articles, technical reviews, invention disclosures, and proposal submissions.

4. Instruction and Service
May be involved in the instruction and training of other students and employees, and providing technical services for the general public, government, industry and academic organizations.

5. Occupational Safety
Maintains clean and safe working area and follows and prosecutes safety procedures. Stays up to date on appropriate use of tools, instruments, computers and analytical apparatus.

Other Terms and Conditions: Undergraduate student employees must have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA, as evidenced by official college transcripts, and remain in good standing with their academic department.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities and other persons underrepresented in sciences, technology, engineering and math are encouraged to apply.

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Specific skills that are desired include 1.) Knowledge of the methods, materials and techniques of research; 2.) Practical experience in sample preparation and experimentation; 3.) The ability to record and keep accurate records and data; and 4.) Knowledge of the form and style of research writing and presentation.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 04/01/2023
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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