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Senior Research Technician

University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
Lexington, Kentucky
Based on Experience
Closing date
Dec 17, 2023

Job Details

Job Summary

Individuals will perform a variety of laboratory experiments that contribute to overall understanding of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. Other areas of research will include how post-translational modificaitons impacts aggregation-prone/ disordered proteins in animal models of TDP-43 proteinopathy and cellular models. Animal experience including small animal surgery, pharmacology, animal husbandry, breeding/ maintenance of transgenic and knockout models, and genotyping are required. Work requires practical and basic theoretical knowledge in order to modify analytical procedures and to interpret and describe test results.


 Nature of Work

This position typically reports to the principal investigator or a Scientific Researcher on a research project. The technician will conducts experimental protocols and modifies those protocols in order to meet research objectives. These protocols involve both practical and basic theoretical knowledge of the specific processes and specialized equipment involved in research within a particular discipline. A technician prepares descriptions of laboratory techniques and collects, analyzes and describes data on research projects. Work at this level is distinguished from Research Lab Technicians by modifying and adapting standard procedures to meet the needs of the project and by preparing summaries of the research techniques and results.


Individual should be able to:

  • Conduct and modify laboratory research protocols in biological science disciplines in the areas of neuroscience, inflammation, and disordered proteins.
  • Adapt protocols and procedures for laboratory analyses. Use instruments and practical knowledge to interpret results.
  • Perform surgery on animals for experimental purposes including pre-operative, intraoperative, and post-operative procedures.
  • Perform and modify laboratory test on biological materials using methods such as mammalian cell cultures, electrophoresis of proteins and nucleotide samples, bacterial transformation and growth.
  • Perform western blotting, immunohistochemistry, cytochemistry.
  • Maintain logs and records of laboratory techniques, observations, findings and results.
  • Perform analysis of data using statistical software.
  • Perform literature searches for appropriate laboratory techniques.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment arrange for repairs as necessary, orders and inventories laboratory supplies.
  • Perform schedule and maintaince of main laboratory equipment.


Minimum Qualification Requirements

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences.


Qualifed candidates are invited to submit their resumes via link provided:

For questions or to to discuss project directly, please email Maj-Linda B. Selenica, Ph.D.,


The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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