Laboratory Technician II
Position Summary: The person in this position will be an integral part of both our core traditional microbiology and antimicrobial susceptibility testing and our molecular diagnostic testing. Their main responsibility will be to perform procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of bacterial, viral and fungal diseases of animals.
Responsibilities: Perform test procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of bacterial, viral and fungal diseases of animals. Specific Duties: Evaluate submission forms to determine the appropriate tests for each specimen. Includes Bacteriology, Mycology, and Molecular- requires sign off by supervisor Set up the specimen on the appropriate test media Prepare cytospins for Gram stains The above duties are performed on as needed basis Perform Molecular extraction procedures Review submission forms and prepare all specimens for the appropriate nucleic acid extraction procedure Prepare all documentation of extraction processes and perform extraction either manually or using robotic equipment Use spectrophotometer to assess sample quality Run IC PCR Assist in the preparation and performance of PCR reactions. Performed on as needed basis
Qualifications: Associates degree and some related experience required. Area-specific certification (i.e.; SCUBA) and training may be required. Other training will be provided as appropriate (i.e.; UGA HazMat training).
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, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.