Laboratory Technician

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Job Title:

Laboratory Technician

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Department Name:

8H700:Mechanical Engineering

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

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Type of Position:


Position Time Status :


Required Education:

Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, engineering or another scientific field, or equivalent experience.

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Required License/Registration/Certification:


Physical Requirements:

Lifting up to 40 pounds and standing for long periods of time


Days M-F

Job Summary:

S/he will perform analyses of environmental samples for COVID-related biomarkers and other disease-related biomarkers of interest. S/he will be responsible for biomarker extraction and quantitation within a laboratory setting. Method-specific training will be provided at the onset of employment, but experience with nucleic acid analysis and/or molecular diagnostics will be viewed favorably. S/he must be enthusiastic about learning and applying new/evolving scientific protocols. S/he will also be responsible for entering data into a project database and performing basic data analysis functions. This position is currently funded through the end of 2022

The position is is a full time temporary position so you will receive health insurance.

A resume, and cover letter are required to apply.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

The ideal candidate will possess the following:
•Knowledge of general biomedical laboratory processes (e.g., pipetting, sterile technique)
•Demonstrated willingness to learn new skills and work independently
•A positive attitude and the ability to work as a part of a team
•Ability to adapt to evolving laboratory protocols
•Experience with nucleic acid analysis, particularly RT-PCR and/or protein analysis, particularly ELISA
•Experience collecting and analyzing clinical and/or epidemiological data
•Familiarity with MS Office software, particularly Excel

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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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Job No:
Posted: 1/20/2021
Application Due: 3/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time