IWS - KYCOM - INBRE Research Asst Bao* - Summer 24

Summer Research Assistant with Biotechnology, working with Dr. Kevin Wang.



    • Assist with laboratory research, experiments, and data collection under the guidance of a mentor. Understand and apply scientific methods and analytical techniques. (CT, C, P, T)
    • Learn and effectively apply techniques such as PCR, gel electrophoresis, cell culture, etc., following specific protocols and procedures. (T, AD)
    • Participate in research meetings and present findings to the team. Communicate complex information clearly and concisely. (C, CT, PS)
    • Collaborate with other interns and research staff on interdisciplinary projects. Share knowledge and work towards common goals. (TW, C, L)
    • Conduct literature reviews to support research findings and hypotheses. Analyze and synthesize information from various sources. (CT, IL)
    • Maintain accurate and detailed laboratory notebooks and records. Ensure reliability and reproducibility of data. (AD, OS, I)
    • Follow all safety guidelines and laboratory protocols to ensure a safe working environment. (SA, Comp, R)
    • Utilize data analysis software and tools to interpret experimental results and contribute to the development of research hypotheses. (T, AS, CL)
    • Engage in self-directed learning to improve knowledge and skills relevant to the field. Seek feedback and apply constructive criticism. (SDL, A, CSD)
    • Network with professionals and peers to build connections and gain insights into career paths in biotechnology. (N, P, EI)


Computer skills:  Word, Excel, Power Point

Other skills:  Attention to detail, strong active listening abilities, written and verbal communication, willingness to learn new things

Employee will interact with Faculty, Staff, Other departments

Preferred Availability:  Sunday - Saturday depending on workload

Number of Positions:  2  Approximately 20 hours a week

Physical demands include:  keyboarding, reaching/standing, Lifting up to 20 lbs, Carryng up to 20 lbs

Pay Rate:  $10.50/hr

Supervisor:  Dr. Sujin Bao

To Apply:  Upload resume and schedule of availability. 

Additional Comments:  

This position would be especially useful to science majors interested in pursuing careers in laboratory science or health-related fields.


To Apply, complete required sections a in addition to uploading your resume .

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: 05/31/2024
Department: Biology
Employment Type: Part-Time (20 hours)
Position Type: Federal Work Study
We are no longer taking applications for this position.