Laboratory Technician

Job description

The College of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky is seeking to hire immediately a Laboratory Technician for the laboratory of Dr. Kip Guy. The Technician will be part of a dynamic and successful team engaged in translational research projects aimed at identifying novel therapeutic drugs in cancer and infectious diseases; as well as understanding the mechanism of action of these drugs.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with outstanding mammalian cell culture techniques mainly to drive the in vitro testing of molecules using mammalian cell lines and malaria strains. Moreover, the candidate is expected to participate in in vivo pharmacokinetic/toxicity studies, maintain the chemical inventory and lab supplies.

The laboratory of Dr. Guy is committed to maintain a positive work environment and to provide opportunities for career development.

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Laboratory Technician

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Lexington, KY

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Physical Requirements

Lifting, pushing, pulling of objects up to 20 lbs.


Monday - Friday, with some possible nights and weekends depending upon research project.


Laboratory management, cell culture techniques, animal handling, lab calculations, and data analysis.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Bachelor's degree and 2 years experience 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

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  1. * Describe your paid employment experience with cell culture.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please choose the answer that best describes your amount of paid, full-time employment experience with performing in vivo AND in vitro experiments.
    • 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. * How many years of experience do you have in mammalian cell cultures?
    • None
    • 0-1 year
    • 1-2 years
    • 2-3 years
    • 4 or more years
  4. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/5/2018
    Application Due: 4/19/2018
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