RESEARCH PROFESSIONAL I
Position Summary: This position will work in a lab in the Department of Entomology. Research is focused on the physiology of arthropod vectors including mosquitoes and kissing bugs. The job will involve the use of standard molecular biology techniques as well as experiment-specific techniques developed in the lab. Responsibilities will include interpretation and analysis of results, organization of technical information for presentations and contribution to publications. Other responsibilities include general lab management, maintaining inventories, ordering supplies, and supervising undergraduate students.
Responsibilities: Conduct laboratory research and set up experiments. Insect dissection, bioassays, DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, qRT-PCR, immunocytochemistry, immunoblotting, bacterial isolation and growth, cloning, other standard molecular techniques.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and some related experience or equivalent combination required. Area-specific certification and/or training may be required and other training will be provided as appropriate.
About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
Full time/Part time: Full Time
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