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Lab assistant

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Lab assistant
Requisition Number DU07583
Department Name 8E300:Biology
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $10.00
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education

At least 1 yr of college and registered for Fall 2021

Required Related Experience

Some experience using pipets

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Repetitive motion, standing


TBD and somewhat flexible, but usually normal business hours

Job Summary

Seeking two summer lab assistants for a project on relatedness and the heritability of chromosomal aging in a wild bird population. Duties in rough order of time budgeted will include extracting DNA from stored samples, setting up PCR reactions, running gels, lab book-keeping and maintenance.

In the cover letter please include reasons for interest and highlighting relevant skills and experiences.
In the resume please include names and contact information for two references who can comment on your work ethic and attention to detail.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Must be reliable, extremely meticulous, and with some knowledge of basic lab techniques

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

Lab experience with preparing solutions, pipetting, working with DNA

Deadline to Apply 08/20/2021
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: 2021-03-26 Expires: 2021-08-05

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