Food Analytical Chemistry Research Professional, Griffin

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Posting NumberS02872PWorking TitleFood Analytical Chemistry Research Professional, GriffinDepartmentCAES Food Product Inno & Comm CtrAbout 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/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8-5 pm

Advertised Salary$37,500Posting Date04/05/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date05/01/2019Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyGriffin Area 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.

Position Information

Classification TitleLaboratory Paraprofessional/ProfessionalPay GradeFLSAJob FamilyResearch And LabFTE1.00Minimum 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

MS-Food Science/Chemistry/Biochemistry or related applied sciences with 1 year of experience working in an analytical laboratory. Basic statistical analysis skills are desirable.

Position Summary

The position supports the Food Science & Technology faculty and their graduate students in Griffin for their analytical instrumentation and protocols. Some specific examples of instrumentation that this position will handle are: the running and maintaining specialized lab instruments such as gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer, liquid chromatographs, particle size analyzer, texture analyzers, PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) equipment, general chemical and/or microbiological testing, etc.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

1.Should be knowledgeable about running and maintaining equipment in analytical labs.
2.Should be able to learn and understand the operation and maintenance of new equipment that will be installed or is new for the hired individual.
3.Should be able to handle equipment safety, repair of instruments.
4.Should be able to train graduate students and visiting scientists on instruments and lab equipment.
5.Should have good communication skills.

Physical Demands

Occasional lifting of 25-30 pounds.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?YesDoes this position require a P-Card? YesIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? YesDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, or patient records)?NoCredit 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.



Laboratory work with PI’s to include the running and maintaining of specialized lab instruments such as gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer, liquid chromatographs, particle size analyzer, texture analyzers, PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) equipment, general chemical and/or microbiological testing, etc.

Percentage of time60 Duties/Responsibilities


Establish/develop protocols to support Food Science & Technology faculty members and their graduate students with research data collection.

Percentage of time20 Duties/Responsibilities


Departmental work to include purchase orders and P-Card orders.

Percentage of time20Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
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Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter




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Posted: 4/9/2019
Application Due: 8/27/2019
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