Lab Tech - Mohan Lab
Posting DetailsPosting NumberG/R00575PWorking TitleLab Tech - Mohan LabDepartmentEcology Dean's OfficeAbout 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 (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.About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websiteEmployment TypeEmployeeAdditional Schedule InformationAdvertised SalaryAnticipated Start Date02/11/2019Posting Date02/05/2019Closing DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EOO 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.Duties/Responsibilities
Please approximate the percentage of time spent on each task (out of 100%) during a typical work week. List these tasks in order of importance, with the most critical task coming first. Do not list more than 6 entries – do not go below 5% time per assigned duty.Duties/Responsibilities
Collect field and lab dataPercentage of time50Duties/Responsibilities
Analyze dataPercentage of time30Duties/Responsibilities
Read and discuss relevant data literature.Percentage of time20Position DetailsClassification TitleTemporary Technical/Paraprofessional (NE)FLSAUGA Job CodeJob FamilyFTE0.375Minimum QualificationsPosition Summary
The Mohan Lab at the Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, is searching for a part-time lab technician to perform field and laboratory investigations of forest ecosystem interactions with changing environmental conditions. This job includes work in outdoor upland and swamp settings in the southeastern U.S. including very hot conditions replete with insects and other wildlife. Work in rain and other inclement weather is anticipated. Duties include maintaining an electrically-powered field experiment, digging and analyzing soil samples, measuring soil CO2 efflux, measuring trees over 50 feet in height, and lab work involving strong acids and other chemicals.Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position
BA/BS from an accredited institution, preferably in the sciences; at least 5 years of previous ecological research experience and a history of peer-reviewed scientific publication. Experience in a chemistry lab working with hazardous materials preferred. A valid drivers license and experience with driving larger vehicles (i.e., 15-passenger vans) is needed. Familiarity with plant and tree species of the eastern USA. Demonstrated experience working well with others in team setting, as well as independently. Analytical chemistry skills and knowledge are needed. Knowledge of electrical wiring and carpentry skills strongly preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and some knowledge of statistical analyses desired.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Physical Demands
Willing to lift up to 50lbs, driving, hiking up to 4 miles per day in all types of weather.Is this a Position of Trust?Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoIs driving a requirement of this position?Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)Posting Specific Questions
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