The employee in this position will conduct highly specialized & technical laboratory analytical procedures on seed samples. Primary emphasis will be on germination, vigor & trait analysis of regulatory & service samples with all types of seeds including, but not limited to, grains, grasses, vegetables, native species & mixtures. Specific tasks will include: 1) planting seed kinds according to established test conditions, 2) seedling evaluation according to documented criteria, 3) calculation and reporting of analytical results and, 4) special evaluation techniques of genetically modified seeds. Maintaining confidentiality of sample results & adherence to laboratory safety standards are required. Other responsibilities include monitoring of lab equipment, sample filing, sample destruction, monitoring & ordering lab supplies & maintain a clean & orderly laboratory working area. Some training of students is necessary as well as other requested duties related to lab function.
Basic keyboarding for database (i.e. Excel, Access) entry. Manual dexterity acceptable vision are critical.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
No experience required.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Association of Official Seed Analysis – Germination certification preferred
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.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.