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VPR-Savannah River Ecology Lab

About the University of Georgia:

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 ( 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.

About the College/Unit/Department:

See Savannah River Ecology Laboratory website .

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

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M-F 8:00am – 5:00pm

Ocassional weekend and additional hours possible

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Location of Vacancy:

Outside Georgia

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.

Classification Title:

Research Paraprofessional/Professional

Job Family:

Research And Lab



Minimum Qualifications:

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualificaitons.

Preferred Qualifications:

Evidence of experience with scientific writings and publications, along with completion of a Masters degree.

Position Summary:

This position will provide technical and field support for the research program of Dr. O.E. Rhodes, Jr. Field work involving capture, sample collection, and tracking of wildlife, fish, plants, insects and environmental samples are integral components of this position. In addition, use of analytical methods for quantification of metals and radionuclides will be expected. The successful applicant also will be expected to assist with logistics of the NSF-funded REU program in radioecology at SREL. Analysis of data and writing for preparation of manuscripts, technical reports, and funding proposals are also components of this position.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Knowledge of trapping and handling of mesopredators, capture and tagging of fish, and analytical methods for quantification of metals in environmental and biological samples is required.

Physical Demands:

Carry up to 50 pounds in field conditions.

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Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.




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Posted: 2/9/2019
Application Due: 9/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time