Laboratory Scientist/UKHC

Job description

The Laboratory Scientist/UKHC will be responsible for performing laboratory testing in a fast-paced academic medical center. The Laboratory provides services to all aspects of the Level I trauma center and throughout the healthcare enterprise, including solid organ and bone marrow transplant, KY Children's Hospital, and Markey Cancer Center.

The Special Chemistry Laboratory utilizes advanced LC/MS/MS techniques and is one of the few labs utilizing this technology in the region. This lab also provides immunochemistry testing and has the only 24/7 toxicology lab in the state. Laboratory Scientists in this lab are able to be a part of method development and evaluation and utilize and grow their skill set in new and advancing testing techniques.

This CAP and AABB-Accredited Laboratory at the University of Kentucky showcase the use of state-of-the-art instrumentation and technology.

The Laboratory Services department has a variety of specialties and areas. For additional information regarding the Laboratory Services department, please follow the link to view a departmental video. Click to View Video

Job Title
Laboratory Scientist/UKHC

Requisition Number

Working Title
Laboratory Scientist - Special Chemistry

Department Name
H3200:Laboratory Services

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Physical Requirements

Sitting and walking for long periods of time, computer use, and repetitive motions.


Primary shift may be 1st, 2nd, or 3rd shift including weekends and holidays. May be asked to cover other shifts based on the needs of the department.


Multitasking, customer service, trouble shooting, and critical thinking skills.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology, or Medical Technology preferred. Experience using gas chromatographs, mass spectrometers, and/or liquid chromatographs preferred.

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

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  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 select the response that best represents your years of paid, full-time employment experience using gas chromatographs, mass spectrometers, or liquid chromatographs.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 2 years
    • More than 2 years, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  3. * Do you have experience using automated chemistry analyzers?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience in a clinical chemistry or toxicology laboratory?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * If yes, please select the answer that best represents your years of paid, full-time employment in a clinical chemistry or toxicology laboratory.
    • No experience
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 2 years
    • More than 2 years, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  6. * 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
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter





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Posted: 3/2/2018
Application Due: 3/16/2018
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