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Scientist III
University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky
Date Posted 12/22/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Details
Job Title Scientist III
Requisition Number RE31556
Working Title
Department Name 7H750:PHYSIOLOGY
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 48
Salary Range $59,904-98,842/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience

3 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Moving and lifting object from floor to above shoulders upto 25 pounds. Standing and sitting at computer terminals and laboratory bench completing repetitive tasks for extensive periods of time. Continuous working with materials requiring personal protective equipment in accord with EH&S policy. 
Primarily Days Monday – Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm, some Evenings, Weekends are possible 
Job Summary
The Department of Physiology has an opening for a very senior level experienced Scientist III. The laboratory to which this position will support is very diverse and works collaboratively on the biology of neural cells. Scientific experimentation will be the primary responsibility. This requires experimental design, preparing samples and train personnel for projects with the end result being publications and grant applications. Assistance with writing protocols, manuscripts, and grant applications, as well as review of literature to identify protocols necessary for edge of science breakthroughs will be necessary.
The position requires experience managing research laboratories, teaching undergraduate and graduate students and guide postdoctoral fellows.
The position requires extensive experience with laboratory processes including, but not limited to, immunohistochemistry, fluorescence and confocal microscopy, molecular biology techniques, western botting, ELISA, and tissue processing and dissection techniques. 
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.
There is an internal candidate being considered for this position.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 12/28/2021
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.

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