FWS - CAS/Biology, Assistant Cancer Researcher - 21-22


Sectioning 33 human cancer tissues at 10- micron thickness. Typically, each tissue will provide at least 500 sections which typically takes the students 3 weeks to complete.

Create gel-coated slides, mix necessary solutions and stains

Stain tissues using immunohistochemical techniques using various antibodies

Examine the stained slides under the confocal microscope

Interpreting the results 

Career Competencies students may grow in:

 __ Career & Self-Development: Proactively develop through personal & professional learning, awareness of one’s strengths & weaknesses, navigation of career opportunities and networking to build relationships inside and outside the organization

__ Communication: Clearly and effectively exchange information, ideas, facts, and perspectives with persons inside and outside of an organization

__Critical Thinking: Identify and respond to needs based upon an understanding of situational context and logical analysis of relevant information

__ Equity & Inclusion: Demonstrate the awareness, attitude, knowledge, and skills required to equitably engage & include people from different local and global cultures. Engage in anti-racist practices

__ Leadership: Recognize & capitalize on personal and team strengths to achieve organizational goals

__ Professionalism: Knowing work environments differ greatly, understand and demonstrate effective work habits, and act in the interest of larger community and workplace

__ Teamwork: Build and maintain collaborative relationships to work effectively toward common goals, while appreciating diverse viewpoints and shared responsibilities

__ Technology:  Understand and leverage technologies ethically to enhance efficiencies, complete tasks, and accomplish goals

Computer Skill:  Word

Other Skills:  Attention to detail, Strong active listening abilities, Public speaking, Written & Verbal communication, Willingness to learn new things

Work Schedule:  Depending on their class schedule, the students will be working   on weekdays and only the occasional weekend if there is a time-sensitive project to be completed.

Work Conditions: Employee encounters while performing essential functions of the job:  Toxic Agents, Machinery

Number of Positions: 2

Pay Rate: $10/hr

Supervisor:  Dr. Phillip Jen

To Apply, complete required sections and upload your academic schedule (and practice schedule) in addition to uploading your resume or complete and upload the document titled "Student Employment Application".

Application Notes: Resumes and applications will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students. Inquiries may be directed to the University of Pikeville Title IX Coordinator by calling 606-218-5216.



Date Posted: 08/24/2021
Department: Biology
Employment Type: Part-Time (10 hours)
Position Type: Federal Work Study
We are no longer taking applications for this position.