Laboratory Technician Senior

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment department of Plant and Soil Sciences seeks a Laboratory Technician Senior. This position provides research technical support to faculty extension specialists involved in tobacco, forage, and grain crops extension and research. Agronomic plot management, lateral irrigation system management, and animal handling in forage grazing trials are the broad job functions. The position requires an understanding of research plot experimentation and accurate data collection techniques. Participation in all phases of the crop production cycle from planting through harvest, including necessary pesticide applications, is expected. So an enjoyment of agriculture production and working in agriculture field environments will enhance job satisfaction. Moderate mechanical skills and an ability to operate agricultural equipment are needed. The position is located in Princeton, KY.

Job Title
Laboratory Technician Senior

Requisition Number

Working Title
Research Technician Princeton

Department Name

Work Location
Princeton, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

1 yr

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects up to 50lbs; Standing or walking with objects up to 25lbs; Sitting at computer workstation for extended periods; Working at heights above 4 feet; Repetitive motion; Job-related travel;
and Animal handling.
Occasional farm work with no air conditioning or heating. Exposure to :Risk of injuries from use of equipment on the job, Loud noises, Hazardous chemicals and fumes including waste, Temperature extremes, Burns, Cuts/Punctures


Monday- Friday, 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM (37.5/hours)
Occasional weekend work possible


ability to operate agricultural research equipment, moderate mechanical skills

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

BS degree with more than one year of experience.

obtain certified pesticide applicators license within 6 months of employment

Deadline to Apply

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.

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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.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you comfortable working with Livestock?
    • yes
    • no
  2. * Are you comfortable operating and maintaining farm equipment and research equipment?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you comfortable motivating farm workers and other personnel?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Describe your best example of how you have worked independently on a large project.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


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