Temporary Technical/Paraprofessional

University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital

Job Description

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title

Temporary Technical/Paraprofessional

Requisition Number


Department Name

7H700:Molecular & Biomedical Pharmacology

Work Location

Lexington, KY

Salary Range

$16.00 - $18.00 commensurate with experience

Type of Position


Position Time Status


Required Education

BS degree

Required Related Experience


Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements



Monday Friday 8a-5p, some weekends required

Job Summary

The successful candidate will be responsible for: i) maintaining the animal colony in the PIs lab (regular monitoring of the experimental animals, breeding, genotyping, updating of the colony information, etc.), ii) performing routine procedures in experimental animals (blood draws, IP and IV injections, measurement of blood glucose, glucose and insulin tolerance tests, euthanasia, organ collection and storing), iii) isolation of cardiac myocytes from animal hearts and iv) performing biochemistry experiments (preparation of tissue homogenates and cell lysates, protein quantification, western blot experiments, ELISA assays).

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Attention to detail, Microsoft Word, Excel

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?


Preferred Education/Experience

Deadline to Apply


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.