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POST DATE 8/20/2016
END DATE 10/10/2016

University of Kentucky Lexington, KY

Company
University of Kentucky
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
RE08353
AJE Ref #
575943394
Location
Lexington, KY
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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JOB SUMMARY

The College of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky is seeking a Laboratory Technician for the lab of Dr. Greg Graf.

The Graf lab s research program is focused on identifying and understanding the mechanisms that contribute to the elimination of excess cholesterol from the body. High cholesterol has long been known to increase risk for cardiovascular disease. Recent evidence suggests that disruptions in cholesterol metabolism also contribute to the development of insulin resistance and fatty liver disease. By understanding these mechanisms, we hope to identify novel therapeutic targets in the treatment of metabolic disease.

This position assists in the daily maintenance, organization, operation of a research laboratory following UK and regulatory safety policies. This position requires strong attention to detail, an efficient and well organized individual with basic computer skills and a desire to learn. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

Lab logistics: Supply and sample inventory, maintain lab and experiment records, order supplies, equipment maintenance, lab organization, maintain safety documentation, chemical and bio hazard waste disposal.
Animal husbandry and experimentation: Mouse colony maintenance, weaning, notching, injections, and surgery.
Protein, Nucleic Acid and histological analysis of tissues and plasma: Western blotting, nucleic acid isolation and analysis, tissue staining and microscopy.

SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE / ABILITIES

Analytical skills, attention to detail, computer software, laboratory practices.

DOES THIS POSITION HAVE SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES*
No

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

DEADLINE TO APPLY
09/04/2016

PRE-EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

The University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. Any candidate offered this 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.