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Scientist II
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Sep. 13, 2018
Title Scientist II
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department College of Agriculture, Food and Environment
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Statistics
    Plant Genetics
    Agronomy/Plant & Soil Sciences

Scientist II

University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, KY Tobacco Research & Development Center

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, KY Tobacco Research & Development Center seeks an experienced team leader and quality assurance scientist to join our tobacco research program. The scientist will provide leadership for an international tobacco reference program and proficiency testing program. The successful candidate will also be responsible for QA/QC processes for the on-going characterization of reference tobacco products that are used for international research and regulation. Research includes the assurance of consistent quality of results by developing and validating good automated analytical practices systems, validating processes, improving protocols and maintaining documentation. The position will also coordinate and administer inter-laboratory studies on tobacco reference products on an international basis. The position will write reports to sponsor(s) and additional funding applications. In addition, this position will provide leadership to an international laboratory proficiency program for tobacco product testing labs.

Minimum qualifications are M.S. plus 2-3 years of related job experience, although a Ph.D. is desirable. Comprehensive knowledge of chemistry and statistics; and previous grant writing experience is preferred.

Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. Recently ranked as one of the safest, most creative, and the brainiest cities in the nation, Lexington is an ideal location to experience the work-life balance that the University strives to provide to its employees. See for yourself what makes UK one great place to work.

To apply for job #RE15398, submit a UK Online Application at If you have any questions, contact HR/Employment, phone (859) 257-9555 press 2. Application deadline is September 20, 2018.

  • The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and inclusion. Individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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