Research Laboratory Assistant - KYCOM

The University of Pikeville in Pikeville, Kentucky is currently seeking applications for the position of Research Laboratory Assistant. This position is under the direct supervision of the Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences (ADBS). The Research Laboratory Assistant is responsible for assisting faculty in research, ordering and stocking laboratory supplies, maintaining laboratory equipment, cleaning glassware and performing and assisting with any and all duties/responsibilities as assigned/needed by the ADBS.


  1. Assist with testing and calibrating lab equipment in preparation for specific tasks.
  2. Ensure the laboratory is well-stocked and resourced.
  3. Test, monitor, and keep detailed logs of the experiments, as needed.
  4. Order, receive, and inventory general use laboratory materials as needed.
  5. Assist in performing assigned laboratory tasks without constant supervision.
  6. Prepare general use reagents according to protocol.
  7. Assist in development and implementation experiments.
  8. Use complex laboratory machinery and computer programs to conduct tests.
  9. Carry out routine tasks accurately and follow strict methodologies to carryout analyses.
  10. Keep up-to-date with relevant scientific and technical developments.
  11. Ensure the smooth and uninterrupted functionality of laboratory facilities.
  12. Follow all University policies and procedures to ensure product integrity and quality control.
  13. Provide administrative assistance.
  14. Other duties as assigned.

Education/Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.
  • Previous research laboratory experience preferred.
  • Must have excellent organizational, communication, and critical thinking skills.
  • Must demonstrate ability to maintain quality, safety and/or infection control standards.


Position requires daily professional contact with faculty, staff, supervisor, campus departments, and students. These relationships are maintained through e-mail, telephone, and person-to-person contact.

Important Notes: Resume and other application materials 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. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials.

The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

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 606-218-5344.

For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three to five professional references.

Date Posted: 11/06/2020
Department: College of Osteopathic Medicine
Employment Type: Full-Time (40 hours)
Position Type: Staff
We are no longer taking applications for this position.