Department Name: 81250:VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY
The Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UKVDL) seeks a Scientist II. Under direction of the Head of Diagnostic Microbiology, this position will participate in a next-generation sequencing lab as an extension of the existing Molecular Biology Laboratory Section. The purpose of the laboratory is to conduct NGS research, as well as develop and validate diagnostic testing methods to offer to laboratory clients. Research activities may include: Sample management, DNA/RNA isolation, PCR amplification, NGS library preparation, sequencing, etc.
Strong problem-solving skills. Able to effectively communicate and work with others.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
No experience required.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
PhD degree in microbiological sciences (veterinary or human medicine) with NGS and metagenomics training plus one or more years related experience preferred. Candidates with a virology background are preferred. In-depth knowledge and experience with NGSDNA sequencing and bioinformatics data analysis is highly desired.
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.
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