Laboratory Technician Senior

Job description

The laboratory of Dr. Kim Nixon, College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, is seeking an experienced Laboratory Technician Senior.

This position will independently perform hands-on, reliable experiments; assist with production of animal model and tissue collection according to established protocols; perform assays on rodent tissues following established protocols; assist in the development of novel assays and protocols as required by project needs; manage and record data collections and quantification of results; and assist with data analysis, data plotting and manuscript preparation.

Additionally this position will manage aspects of the lab and equipment. They will be responsible for maintaining adequate stock of supplies, reordering as needed, tracking inventory and logging all materials; managing lab and experiment records, equipment maintenance and lab organization; and maintaining safety documentation and chemical and biohazard waste disposal.

Job Title
Laboratory Technician Senior

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Work Location
Lexington, KY

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Required Related Experience

1 yr

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Regular biology bench laboratory work (sitting and standing), and working with laboratory rodents.


40 hrs/wk - rare weekend work; rare non-traditional hours possible.


Experiments, lab management, ordering supplies, and maintaining records.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Bachelor's degree or higher.

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. * Please indicate your years of paid work experience in lab management.
    • 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, up through 7 years
    • more than 7 years
  2. * How many years of experience do you have with animal husbandry?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  3. * Describe your paid employment experience independently performing laboratory experiments.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please indicate your career goals.

    (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)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • 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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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/11/2018
    Application Due: 4/26/2018
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