1+ months

Temporary Technical/Paraprofessional

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Temporary Technical/Paraprofessional
Requisition Number DU09092
Department Name 7H400:Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Gen
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $13.00/hr
Type of Position Other
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education
Completed high school education
Required Related Experience
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Occasional lifting/pushing/moving equipment up to 50 lbs, repetitive motions, sitting for long periods of time.
Monday – Friday, flexible hours
Job Summary
The Messaoudi lab is looking to fill a temporary technician position. We are seeking an individual who is interested in contributing to projects investigating the impact of nutrition, infection and age on the immune system. 

Will also contribute to the maintenance of laboratory equipment and inventories of reagents /lab supplies and general lab organization. 

Specific responsibilities include: 1) Performing standard immunological assays such as flow cytometry, ELISA, ELISPOT, luminex, to measure various aspects of immune responses under homeostasis and disease conditions; 2) perform standard molecular biology and cell culture experiments including Western Blot, qPCR, plasmid cloning, passaging cells and transfection; 3) Generation of libraries for next-generation sequencing (RNA-Seq, ATAC-Seq, ChIP-Seq); Analyze experimental data and interpret results to contribute to manuscript and grants reports. 

Must be willing to work with human and nonhuman primate specimens.

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
Proficiency in Microsoft tools.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Laboratory experience and completed an undergraduate chemistry course preferred
Deadline to Apply 06/01/2022
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: 2022-03-25 Expires: 2022-05-25

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