The ideal candidate has a BS degree and at least 2 years of experience in a research laboratory. The candidate has strong background knowledge in general laboratory maintenance (e.g., buffer preparation, inventories, ordering, mouse colony maintenance, animal handling) and laboratory safety maintenance. The candidate further is able to independently conduct experiments and assays including brain capillary isolations, cell culture experiments, Bradford assays, ELISAs and behavioral assays. In addition the candidate will have managerial duties and will coordinate daily laboratory activities for a smooth and successful flow of experiments.
The person that fills this position will be critical for the successful completion of the proposed work funded by the NIH.
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.
MS Windows, Excel
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
No experience required.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Bachelor's or Master's degree in life sciences (or equivalent) preferred. Minimum of 2 years work experience in a research laboratory preferred.
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.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.