Research Assistant Senior

Lexington, KY
Sep 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry is currently seeking a Research Assistant Senior to conduct and assist with research, as well as provide general lab up-keep and train new members.

Job duties will include performing cell-based assays, examining cell lysates using immunoblotting and enzyme assays to detect changes, as well as being involved in analysis of primary data. This position will also design, plan and perform experiments relevant to understanding how alterations in gene expression are involved in regulation of disease. The Research Assistant Senior will then analyze the data, prepare figures for publication and help to write manuscripts for publication and grants for submission.

Job Title
Research Assistant Senior

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
7H180:Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

2 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements



Day Shift


The successful candidate is expected to know fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of a molecular research lab and have the ability to work alongside senior scientist to produce reliable data and follow methodologies.

Protein purification knowledge is also needed.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Minimum 2 years of research experience preferred.

Preference will be given to an applicant with a strong background in molecular biology, cell biology/biochemistry, molecular biology and protein analysis.

Deadline to Apply

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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
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  2. * Please indicate your years of paid experience with cell/molecular biology techniques.
    • None
    • More than 0, through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  3. * Do you have experience with studies of the ERK1/2 signaling pathway?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please describe your work experience with studies of the ERK1/2 signaling pathway.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
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    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

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