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Scientist II

Scientist II

Location: Lexington, KY

The Scientist II will manage the laboratory, assist with experiments, grant writing, and teaching.

Will be expected to maintain lab supplies, reagents, and chemicals as well as develop and ensure compliance with university research policies and train other lab personnel in appropriate protocols and procedures.

This position will:


  • Manage research at the Aged Horse Research Center
  • Assist with teaching at the Aged Horse Research Center
  • Be responsible for laboratory management
  • Assist in preparing grants and manuscripts
  • Uphold professional standards
  • Demonstrate customer service
  • Contribute to organizational improvement 

Please note: The University of Kentucky accepts qualifying equivalencies for employment education and experience minimum requirements.  This position requires a PhD and no experience.  Other acceptable equivalencies include:

  • A Master’s Degree and three (3) years of related experience
  • A Bachelor’s Degree and five (5) years of related experience, etc.  

Fore more information regarding UK equivalencies, please click here

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.


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Contact Information

S123 Ag. Science North Lexington, KY 40546-0091