Laboratory Technician

Lexington, KY
Aug 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The department of Molecular and Biomedical Pharmacology is seeking a Laboratory Technician to be responsible for small animal colony management, requiring detailed record keeping, blood and tissue collection and other technical skills related to animal husbandry.

Will also perform laboratory experiments including primary cell isolation and culture, Western blots, immunoprecipitation, protein purification via various columns, flow cytometry, cloning transfection and expression in cells, expression and purification of proteins transformations, RNA and DNA purification, southern blot, northern blot, ChIP assays, PCR (real time and traditional), and cell culture.

In addition, the person in this position will be responsible for ordering and maintaining appropriate inventory of supplies for the lab.

Job Title
Laboratory Technician

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
7H700:Molecular & Biomedical Pharmacology

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience


Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Pushing/pulling objects up to 25 lbs.


Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00pm


Experience working with mice, knowledge of cellular and molecular techniques

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Prefer Bachelor's Degree and 1 year experience working in a basic science laboratory. Previous experience working with mice.

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.

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.

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * UK HealthCare recognizes the patient as our premier customer and promises to provide excellent customer services to patients, colleagues, co-workers and all others who seek our services. By applying for a position with UK HealthCare, I am indicating my commitment to service excellence and expressing my agreement to consistently recognize that: - Our customer is every person we come into contact with during our workday. - Service is being flexible, courteous and respectful while anticipating and fulfilling the needs of our customers. - Quality is the foundation of everything we do. It is our desire to provide exceptional service to every patient and customer we serve. - Careful, efficient and responsible management of our resources is vital to our success. - We want to attract, develop and retain highly skilled and competent co-workers, which will in turn achieve customer loyalty and promote the growth of UK HealthCare. By submitting my application for employment with UK HealthCare, I acknowledge that I will be held accountable to follow the UK HealthCare Behavioral Expectations if selected for a position with UK HealthCare. Do you agree to abide by the UK HealthCare Standards?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please describe your experience with small animal breeding, genotyping, and injection.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * How many years of paid employment experience do you have with basic cellular and molecular techniques?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  4. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita


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