The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment department of Plant & Soil Sciences is seek a Research Analyst for the Moe Research laboratory. To view what we are currently working on you can follow this link http://moelab.weebly.com/. We are broadly interested in the biology and biochemistry of microbes and microbial communities in soil and associated with plants. Our aim is to understand the basic biology underlying bacterial processes and to apply this knowledge to issues in agriculture and biotechnology.
The Research Analyst will conduct research related to genetics, genomics and metagenomics of microbes involved in essential soil biological processes and plant-microbe communication. Work with undergraduates and graduate students on research projects, educate less experienced lab workers on research techniques and lab safety. For additional information on the department of Plant & Soil Sciences please click here https://pss.ca.uky.edu/.
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.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
No experience required.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Significant experience in microbiology and molecular biology lab techniques.
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