Research Analyst

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Job TitleResearch AnalystRequisition NumberRE23888Working TitleDepartment Name7H016:SPINAL CORD & BRAIN INJURY RESWork LocationLexington, KYGrade Level42Salary Range$16.49-26.38/hourType of PositionStaffPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education


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No experience required.

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Physical Requirements

Requires routine handling of objects up to 20 pounds, some standing or walking for extended period of time.


8 hours a day on a weekday, some evenings and weekends as necessary

Job Summary

The Chen Lab is in the Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Center in the University of Kentucky. We study how glial cells contribute to the repair of the central nervous system, by using a combination of mouse genetics, experimental central nervous system (CNS) injury models, mouse behavioral assays, and cellular and molecular biology. We are seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic, and collaborative candidates. Main responsibilities include mouse colony maintenance, laboratory organization, performance of in vitro and in vivo experiments, recording/analyzing experimental data, and overseeing student assistants. Experience with mouse work is highly desired (e.g., mouse colony maintenance, genotyping, surgery, tissue preparation). Experience with any of the following is preferred: cell culture, microscopy, histology, cellular and molecular techniques.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Microsoft Office, Graphpad Prism.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree in life sciences, or chemistry preferred.
Research in biological sciences is required.Experience with mouse work, molecular biology, histology, and/or microscopy preferred.

Deadline to Apply10/26/2020University 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. * 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?
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    • 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.

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  3. * 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
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. Cover Letter
  4. Academic Transcript
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    Posted: 10/13/2020
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