1+ months

Laboratory Technician

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Laboratory Technician
Requisition Number DU07379
Department Name 8H700:Mechanical Engineering
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $21.60
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

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

Required Related Experience


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

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 03/31/2021
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: 2021-01-21 Expires: 2021-03-24

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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