15 days old

Scientist III

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Scientist III
Requisition Number RE22853
Working Title
Department Name 7H750:PHYSIOLOGY
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 48
Salary Range $59,613-98,363/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


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Required Related Experience

3 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Moving and lifting object from floor to above shoulders upto 25 pounds. Standing and sitting at computer terminals and laboratory bench completing repetitive tasks for extensive periods of time. Continuous working with materials requiring personal protective equipment in accord with EH&S policy.


Primarily Days Monday – Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm, some Evenings, Weekends are possible

Job Summary

The Department of Physiology has an opening for a very senior level experienced Scientist III. The laboratory to which this position will support is very diverse and works collaboratively on the biology of neural cells. Scientific experimentation will be the primary responsibility. This requires experimental design, preparing samples and train personnel for projects with the end result being publications and grant applications. Assistance with writing protocols, manuscripts, and grant applications, as well as review of literature to identify protocols necessary for edge of science breakthroughs will be necessary.

The position requires experience managing research laboratories, teaching undergraduate and graduate students and guide postdoctoral fellows.
The position requires experience with laboratory including, but not limited to, immunohistochemistry, fluorescence and confocal microscopy, molecular biology techniques, western botting, ELISA, and tissue processing and dissection techniques.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Experience managing animal colonies, genotyping and maintaining multiple animal strains is required. Skills for small animal and rodent surgery is a must for this position.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience

Doctoral degree in a related field plus at least 10 years of paid working experience in a research laboratory.

Deadline to Apply 06/07/2020
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: 2020-05-21 Expires: 2020-06-20

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