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Laboratory Technician

Northern Kentucky University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 8, 2023
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Position Information

Working Title
Laboratory Technician

Psychological Science

Compensation Title
Research Assistant

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Position Status

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Hours per Week

Months per Year

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

Purpose of Position

Manage a research lab that conducts experiments in the areas of behavioral neuroscience and psychopharmacology with small lab animals (rats and mice).

Primary Responsibilities

Conduct behavioral and biological tests of brain function in response to various pharmacological treatments, genetic manipulation, or brain injury.

Schedule and perform experiments independently, gather and analyze data. Maintain a colony of rats and mice. Prepare solutions and administer drugs to lab animals. Test cognitive and behavioral function in rats, collect tissue, and prepare tissue for analyses. Maintain testing and analytic equipment and order supplies.

Train and coordinate student research on related projects.


Bachelors degree in psychology or a natural science. One-year experience working in neuroscience research lab preferred. Excellent fine motor skills and willingness to work with laboratory animals and students.

Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

It is Northern Kentucky University’s policy to ensure equal employment opportunity for all persons and to take the necessary actions needed to recruit, employ, train, promote, and retain qualified faculty and staff, including members of protected groups. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic, or veteran status, is prohibited.

Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education
Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience
Less than 1 year


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Open Until Filled

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • NKU Jobs Site
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Employee Referral
    • Other
  2. * Do you have experience in handling laboratory animals such as rats and mice?
    • Yes
    • Some
    • No
    • No Response
  3. * Are you willing to work with laboratory rats and mice on a daily basis?
    • Yes
    • No
    • No Response
  4. * Do you have experience in measuring gene or protein expression in the brain?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have knowledge of techniques used to measure protein or gene expression in brain tissue?
    • Yes
    • Some
    • No
    • No Response
  6. * Describe any work experience that you have relevant to this posting.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. References
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3

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