Laboratory Technician Senior

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Job TitleLaboratory Technician SeniorRequisition NumberRE24879Working TitleDepartment Name81060:PLANT AND SOIL SCIENCESWork LocationPrinceton, KYGrade Level40Salary Range$13.63-21.83/hourType of PositionStaffPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education


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1 yr

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Physical Requirements

Applicant must be able to lift, carry, and handle objects of at least 50 pounds.
Applicant must also be able to work outdoors throughout the year to complete field work, this includes the heat of the summer and occasionally during the cold months of winter.


Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm (37.5 hrs/wk)
During the crop growing season different hours, either earlier start times or later end times, may be necessary to complete research activities.
Occasionally, weekend work will be required. Rarely, holiday work may also be necessary.

Job Summary

This position will be responsible for managing applied forage and grain crop research trials at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton, KY and on-farm. The major responsibilities of this position are to plant, manage, and harvest research trials and prepare samples for analysis. Additional responsibilities will include managing pesticide inventory, equipment maintenance, and animal use and care logs. Occasionally, field equipment may need to be modified to accommodate field research trials. A majority of the workload will occur outdoors in the summer and occasionally winter months and will include lifting, moving and handling bags at least 50 pounds. The position may also require, determining forage allocation, supplemental feeding, and weighing and collecting samples from livestock as defined by experimental protocols. Familiarity with agronomic production systems in KY and livestock, rotational stocking, and temporary fencing is preferred.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Operating machinery and equipment (tractors, combines, planters, drills, pesticide sprayers, etc.); MS Windows; and Livestock care and handling.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/Experience

B.S. degree in Agronomy, Animal Science or related agricultural science discipline

Kentucky Pesticide Applicators License and driver’s license preferred.

Deadline to Apply10/22/2020University 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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  1. * 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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    Posted: 10/9/2020
    Application Due: 1/7/2021
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