Temporary Laboratory Technician

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Job Title:

Temporary Laboratory Technician

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Work Location:

Lexington, KY

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Required Education:

High School

Required Related Experience:

Experience in agriculture or research, Enthusiasm, organization, and attention to detail are a must!

Required License/Registration/Certification:

Drivers License

Physical Requirements:

Standing, sitting, walking, bending, lifting. The ability to work outside in all conditions


Generally Monday-Friday, 8-5

Job Summary:

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment department of Plant and Soil Sciences seeks a Temporary Laboratory Technician to provide support for research conducted in the Grain Crops Ecophysiology Program. The primary duties for this position are data collection, sample processing and analysis, setting up and maintaining greenhouse and growth chamber experiments, and provide support in research trials conducted in the field. This candidate will be responsible for maintaining the laboratory space in excellent working condition and ordering of supplies, and will train and supervise students in sample processing and analysis conducted in the laboratory. Applicants must be motivated to learn new techniques, have good organization and planning skills, and be able to work independently as well as with a team. The candidate is not required to have previous experience or background in Plant Sciences research, but must be willing to join a team to provide support in field research studies when needed.

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Preferred Education/Experience:

excellent computer and Excel management skills, data processing and analysis, sample analysis and use of laboratory equipment of any kind

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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: 2/18/2021
Application Due: 5/19/2021
Work Type: Full Time