8 days old

Temporary Technical/Paraprofessional

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Temporary Technical/Paraprofessional
Requisition Number DU06701
Department Name 7H700:Molecular & Biomedical Pharmacology
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $13.00 - $15.00 – commensurate with experience
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

BS degree

Required Related Experience


Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

occasional repetitive motion, occasional lifting of objects up to 35 lbs


Monday – Friday 8a-5p, some weekends required

Job Summary

The person hired in this position will be responsible for: i) maintaining the animal colony in the PI’s lab (regular monitoring of the experimental animals, breeding, genotyping, updating of the colony information, etc.), ii) performing routine procedures in experimental animals (blood draws, IP and IV injections, measurement of blood glucose, glucose and insulin tolerance tests, euthanasia, organ collection and storing), iii) isolation of cardiac myocytes from animal hearts. We have a large animal colony (>250 rats and mice) and several long-term (1 year) on-going animal studies that fall into the “essential research” category. The work is funded by federal grants.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Attention to detail, Microsoft Word, Excel

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

BS Degree

Deadline to Apply 07/09/2020
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Posted: 2020-06-26 Expires: 2020-07-26

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