Laboratory Technician

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Job Title:

Laboratory Technician

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Working Title:

Lab Tech

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Work Location:

Lexington, KY

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Required Related Experience:

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. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Microsoft office.

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Preferred Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in the sciences, preferably biology.
Experience in biomedical research preferred.

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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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Posted: 5/11/2021
Application Due: 5/19/2021
Work Type: Full Time