Laboratory Technician Senior

University of Kentucky

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Laboratory Technician Senior
Requisition Number RE09666
Working Title Lab Tech
Department Name 81070:ANIMAL AND FOOD SCIENCES
Work Location 616 W.P. Garrigus Bldg, Lexington, KY
Grade Level 40
Salary Range $13.23-21.19/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


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Required Related Experience

1 yr

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Working in lab, must be able to lift/carry up to 25 lbs; stand or sitting for extended periods; and periodically work with large animals to gain samples for research.


Monday – Friday; 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Position may require some evenings and/or weekends for research projects.

Job Summary

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, department of Animal and Food Sciences seeks a Laboratory Technician Senior. The Laboratory Technician Senior will conduct (equine) research trials under the direction of the Principal Investigator(s) and/or assistant with graduate student research trials.

Perform the analysis of physiological (equine blood, muscle, urine, feces) and other (feed) samples using techniques including, but not limited to, HPLC, GC-MS, western blotting, fecal egg counts, and UV/Visible spectrophotometric analyses.

Conduct (equine) research trials under the direction of the Principal Investigator or assist with graduate student research trials with responsibilities including: – care for the animals on research trials (stall cleaning, turnout, feeding, holding for farrier) – collect and process samples (blood, muscle biopsies, fecal samples, breath samples) – maintain animal care and use records.

Teach graduate students and other researchers (as necessary) how to use research equipment and perform relevant research techniques.

Maintain a laboratory compliant with the laboratory safety requirements, etc.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Experience with horses or research animals, experience with HPLC, and GC-MS, western blotting.

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

MS in Animal Science or work experience in veterinary field with large animals.

Deadline to Apply 02/28/2017
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