Laboratory Technician Senior

Job description

The University of Kentucky Light Microscopy facility seeks a Microscopy Technician to support the daily operations in the facility. Responsibilities include performing tasks related to the operation, training and maintenance of a diverse set op optical microscopes, an atomic force microscope and various sample preparation tools in support of the entire research community of the University of Kentucky. More information on the instrumentation in the Core can be found at: The Technician will be responsible for lab management tasks, including administrative duties related to billing, support of researchers and be involved in the organization of workshops and seminars. The technician is also expected to contribute to outreach and promotional activities of the Light Microscopy Core. The position provides a stimulating environment supported by cutting edge technology and engaging work of an international research community with professional development opportunities.

Job Title
Laboratory Technician Senior

Requisition Number

Working Title
Microscopy Technician

Department Name
40824:Light Microscopy

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

1 yr

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 50lbs related to microscope operation & maintenance.


Monday-Friday; 8:00 am-5:00 pm.


Good project management skills, excellent communication in English and the ability to collaborate with others in a research environment and outside of it are essential for a successful candidate. Furthermore, good knowledge of desktop software applications and good interpersonal skills are crucial.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Applicants should have a university degree or technical school training in a science, engineering or in a related a field. Experience in microscopy, optics, or research laboratory is 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.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents





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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/4/2018
    Application Due: 12/13/2018
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