RESEARCH PROFESSIONAL I
Position Summary: The individual in this position is responsible to develop and apply laboratory assays to address assigned scientific questions. Assays include cell culture, DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, real time PCR, ELISA, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, and molecular biology techniques. The individual will also be responsible for maintenance of laboratory supply inventory, word processing and data management as related to preparation of manuscripts, protocols, and presentations, supervision of students and junior technicians, and, with appropriate training, sample collection from large domestic animals such as horses, cattle, sheep, and goats, or laboratory rodents. The individual will report to the supervisor, but also communicate regularly with one or more principle investigators through participation in rounds (animal case discussions) and laboratory meetings. Estimated percent time allocated to each activity may change depending on Principal Investigator's needs.
Responsibilities: Under supervision of the principal investigator, develop and apply experimental protocols that address an assigned scientific question. Execute laboratory procedures; for example, cell culture, DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, real time PCR, ELISA, immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry.
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
EEO Policy Statement: The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.