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Graduate Student (AFS)

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Graduate Student (AFS)
Requisition Number DU07309
Department Name 81070:ANIMAL AND FOOD SCIENCES
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $10,000 - $20,000/year
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education
BS Degree
Required Related Experience
None
Required License/Registration/Certification
Driver’s license
Physical Requirements
Will vary depending on research.  May require lifting, carrying, standing/sitting for long periods, working in lab, working with animals, working in hot/cold temps, etc. 
Shift
Varies; typically days with evenings/weekends for research
Job Summary
PRE-HIRE position. 
 
Carry out assigned research assistant duties in professor’s laboratory. It is expected that students will contribute, on average, 20 hours to research or other activities specified by the advisor each week. These hours do not include time that the student devotes to course work. Assigned duties may include, but not limited to: assisting with research projects, conducting your own research project, helping with teaching activities and helping with extension activities. Research Assistants in the Department of Animal & Food Sciences must meet the requirements in “Guidelines for Graduate Students, Department of Animal & Food Sciences.” This appointment will terminate of funding to the program, or in the event of unsatisfactory academic record or progress toward the degree.

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated. 
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Science and/or math background
Deadline to Apply 12/31/2022
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: 2022-03-16 Expires: 2022-07-17

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