The Laboratory Scientist, Certified will be responsible for performing laboratory testing in a fast-paced academic medical center. The Laboratory provides services to all aspects of the Level I trauma center and throughout the healthcare enterprise, including solid organ and bone marrow transplant, KY Children's Hospital, and Markey Cancer Center. This position is responsible for the testing and maintenance of high complexity laboratory tests performed in the Genomics Core Laboratory. Specifically, perform and analyze next-generation sequencing experiments, Sanger sequencing, Fragment Analysis, Real-time/Melt Curve analysis, and other moleculer techniques.
Additionally, this position will be required to troubleshoot and maintain instrumentation within the Core facility, provide guidance with design and implementation of experiments, and perform additional molecular genomics testing as needed.
Attention to detail and the ability to organize and prioritize work assignments are a must. Should be comfortable with utilizing computer software (MS Windows, Word, Excel).
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
No experience required.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Molecular sequencing and familiarity with data collection and analytical software preferred
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.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.