1+ months

Research Associate

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Research Associate
Requisition Number RE25720
Working Title
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 44
Salary Range $41,475-66,373/year
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. Some nights and weekends depending upon workload demands.

Job Summary

The laboratory of Dr. Chang Guo Zhan, in the College of Pharmacy, is seeking a Research Associate.

This position will produce various protein drug candidates through construction of the plasmids, development of stable cell lines, protein expression and purification, and protein activity and stability analyses. They will also evaluate various drug candidates in vitro and in vivo (mice and rats etc.) for their activities relevant to clinical applications.

Additionally, they will be responsible for management of the laboratory which includes monitoring lab instruments and keeping track experimental materials/supplies for the lab.

The Research Associate will train graduate students for experimental skills, provide instruction and guidance to students, and hold training sessions as needed.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 02/10/2021
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: 2020-12-14 Expires: 2021-02-12

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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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