24 days old

Laboratory Technician

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Laboratory Technician
Requisition Number RE34360
Working Title
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 40
Salary Range $15.00-24.02/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 standing for long periods of time. Lifting, pushing, pulling of objects up to 20 lbs. Exposure to hazardous chemicals and fumes including waste, bloodborne/airborne pathogens and animal handling. Effectively communicating with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Monday – Friday, with some possible nights and weekends depending upon research project.
Job Summary
The College of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky is seeking to hire a Laboratory Technician for the laboratory of Dr. Chang Guo Zhan.

The Technician will be responsible for the preparation of protein drug candidates that have been discovered in our lab. The prepared protein will be used by other lab members to determine the in vivo activities in animals. They will develop stable cell lines, express proteins in an incubator or bioreactor, prepare material for protein purification, and purify the proteins expressed in the media.

For the animal studies on the proteins drug candidates conducted by other lab members, plasma samples will be collected for determining the pharmacokinetic profiles of the proteins. The Lab Technician will be expected to measure the enzyme activity and concentrations in plasma samples collected by other members of the lab.

The Technician will maintain supply and sample inventory, organize lab space, maintain safety documentation, manage chemical and biohazard waste.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted. 
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years experience preferred.
Deadline to Apply 06/30/2022
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: 2022-06-06 Expires: 2022-07-06

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