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Laboratory Scientist/UKHC

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Laboratory Scientist/UKHC
Requisition Number RE24880
Working Title Laboratory Scientist - Special Chemistry
Department Name H3200:Laboratory Services
Work Location Lexington
Grade Level 09
Salary Range $19.66-31.91/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience

No experience required.

Required License/Registration/Certification


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? No
Preferred 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 Apply 10/22/2020
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.


Posted: 2020-10-13 Expires: 2020-11-12

Career Employment at UK

UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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