Research Analyst

Lexington, KY
Jun 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

We seek a research analyst to conduct research related to the microbial ecology and fate of pollutants in soil and water. The primary duties are to conduct laboratory and field experiments using a variety of instrumentation and techniques (HPLC, GC, molecular biology), which requires basic chemistry knowledge, enthusiasm/ability to learn new methods, organization/record keeping skills, data entry into spreadsheets and statistical analysis of data, assist with preparation of manuscripts for publication in scientific journals using Word, Excel, and Powerpoint The candidate will be responsible for ordering lab/field supplies, maintaining a safe and orderly lab in accordance with University regulations, and maintaining lab/field equipment in excellent working condition, in accordance with manufacturer specifications. The successful candidate will train/assist students in conducting research experiments. Self-motivation, organization, and attention to detail are a must!

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Research Analyst

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Lexington, KY

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Physical Requirements

Long periods of standing in the laboratory and reading/writing at a computer station.


Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00 pm (37.5 hrs/wk).


Excel, Word, Powerpoint, molecular biology, HPLC, GC, carbon analyzer. Self-motivated, Organized, Problem-Solver, Personable, Independent worker, Goal-oriented.

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Preferred Education/Experience

Demonstrated success in conducting all phases of soil biogeochemistry research, including research proposal writing, conducting research experiments, and publication of research results.

Driver's License preferred

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