Laboratory Scientist/UKHC

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Job TitleLaboratory Scientist/UKHCRequisition NumberRE24880Working TitleLaboratory Scientist - Special ChemistryDepartment NameH3200:Laboratory ServicesWork LocationLexingtonGrade Level09Salary Range$19.66-31.91/hourType of PositionStaffPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education


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No experience required.

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Physical Requirements

Sitting and walking for long periods of time, computer use, and repetitive motions.


Primary shift may be 1st, 2nd, or 3rd shift including weekends and holidays. May be asked to cover other shifts based on the needs of the department.

Job Summary

The Laboratory Scientist/UKHC will be responsible for performing laboratory testing in a fast-paced academic medical center. The Laboratory provides services to all aspects of the Level I trauma center and throughout the healthcare enterprise, including solid organ and bone marrow transplant, KY Children’s Hospital, and Markey Cancer Center.
The Special Chemistry Laboratory utilizes advanced LC/MS/MS techniques and is one of the few labs utilizing this technology in the region. This lab also provides immunochemistry testing and has the only 24/7 toxicology lab in the state. Laboratory Scientists in this lab are able to be a part of method development and evaluation and utilize and grow their skill set in new and advancing testing techniques.
This CAP and AABB-Accredited Laboratory at the University of Kentucky showcase the use of state-of-the-art instrumentation and technology.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Multitasking, customer service, trouble shooting, and critical thinking skills.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, or Medical Technology preferred.
Experience using gas chromatographs, mass spectrometers, and/or liquid chromatographs 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.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * University of Kentucky HealthCare seeks to attract, develop and retain highly skilled and competent employees, to provide the best experience for every patient, every time. If selected for a position, do you agree to abide by the UK HealthCare Values of diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please select the response that best represents your years of paid, full-time employment experience using gas chromatographs, mass spectrometers, or liquid chromatographs.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 2 years
    • More than 2 years, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  4. * Do you have experience using automated chemistry analyzers?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience in a clinical chemistry or toxicology laboratory?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * If yes, please select the answer that best represents your years of paid, full-time employment in a clinical chemistry or toxicology laboratory.
    • No experience
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 2 years
    • More than 2 years, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  7. * 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)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter




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Posted: 10/9/2020
Application Due: 1/7/2021
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