Laboratory Technician Senior

Job description

The Dr. Greg Graf laboratory within the College of Pharmacy is seeking candidates a Laboratory Technician Senior position.

The Graf lab's research program is focused on identifying and understanding the mechanisms that contribute to the elimination of excess cholesterol from the body. High cholesterol has long been known to increase risk for cardiovascular disease. Recent evidence suggests that disruptions in cholesterol metabolism also contribute to the development of insulin resistance and fatty liver disease. By understanding these mechanisms, we hope to identify novel therapeutic targets in the treatment of metabolic disease.

This position will perform standard molecular and cell biology experiments and provide experimental data to a variety of sources.

Additional responsibilities include animal husbandry and experimentation; Mouse colony maintenance, weaning, notching, injections, survival and non-survival surgical procedures.

The position will also assist with training students, staff and fellows in basic, routine lab techniques and maintain lab, experiment and safety documentation.

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

Sitting/standing for long periods of time. Lifting, pushing, pulling objects up to 15 lbs.


Monday - Friday


Animal handling, surgical skills, laboratory management, safety management, good record keeping

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Bachelor's degree, laboratory experience

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. * 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
  2. * 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
  3. * Please describe your experience working in a lab and with research projects.

    (Open Ended Question)

  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

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/11/2018
    Application Due: 4/19/2018
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