Laboratory Technician

Job description

The Department of Biology is seeking a Laboratory Technician to assist with research focused on understanding the genetic underpinnings of adaptation and speciation. Main responsibilities include maintenance of insect colonies, greenhouse plant stocks, and local field sites. Other duties will include general lab maintenance, assisting others with experiments, assisting with the technical training of students, and attending lab meetings.

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Laboratory Technician

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Lexington, KY

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No experience required.

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Physical Requirements

Standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time; lifting and/or walking with light-weight objects.


Monday-Friday; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; and occasional evenings and weekends.


Dependability, attention to detail, efficiency, excellent organizational skills, accuracy in record keeping, and knowledge of insect and plant care techniques.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Bachelor's (or Master's) degree and insect handling experience preferred.

Deadline to Apply

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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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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/19/2018
    Application Due: 2/17/2019
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