14 days old

Laboratory Technician

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Laboratory Technician
Requisition Number RE25251
Working Title Lab Tech
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 38
Salary Range $12.50-18.67/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

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.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree in the sciences, preferably biology.

Deadline to Apply 11/24/2020
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: 2020-11-12 Expires: 2020-12-12

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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Laboratory Technician

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