LABORATORY TECHNICIAN & QUALITY CONTROL ASSOCIATE
Posting DetailsPosting Details Posting NumberS03215PWorking TitleLABORATORY TECHNICIAN & QUALITY CONTROL ASSOCIATEDepartmentVet Med Poultry Diagnostic & ResearchAbout 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/Department
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting investigations to improve the health of animals as well as people. The college benefits pets and their owners, food-producing animals, and wildlife by offering the highest quality hospital and diagnostic laboratory services. Equipped with the most technologically advanced facilities located on a university campus, the college is dedicated to safeguarding public health by studying emerging infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health. The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of the university community, recognizing that differences in experience and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting academic environment. We have an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in our Principles of Community, http://vet.uga.edu/principles-of-community/College/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information
8am – 5pm Monday – Friday; some weekends and holidays may be requiredAdvertised Salary$38,000/yearPosting Date05/23/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date07/01/2019Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens 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 FamilyFTE1.0Minimum 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
One or more of the following preferred: Poultry Science major or > 5 years experience working in the poultry industry. Microbiology and laboratory skills. Prior experience working institutional research support (Animal Care, IACUC, Biosafety). Prior customer service experience.Position Summary
Provide support to the clinical and research activities stemming from the diagnostic workflow.
Work with laboratory management to maintain, update and develop new protocols or procedures to ensure clarity and quality of laboratory procedure, safety of staff, faculty and students, and compliance with relevant rules and regulations.
Provide customer service to domestic and international clients as well as faculty and staff.
Perform accessioning of samples, diagnostic serology and bacteriology, data entry, reporting and filing of results and case review.
Generate reports and analysis of client data as required
Assist management with other duties as required.
Ability to develop protocols or procedures, prioritize work load, pay attention to detail and communicate with staff and clients. Be a highly motivated, innovative and critical thinking individual. Have computer proficiency (with MS office and various other web based programs/platforms).Physical Demands
Some lifting (up to 50lbs). Long periods of standing, sitting, reading and repetitive actionsIs driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment.Does this position have financial responsibilities?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? 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.Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Provide support to the clinical and research activities stemming from the diagnostic workflow including but not limited to project management and research support.Percentage of time25 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Work with laboratory management and clinical team to maintain, update and develop new protocols to ensure clarity of laboratory and clinical research procedures, safety of staff, faculty and students and compliance with relevant rules and regulations. (For example: assist with development and implementation of infection control processes for necropsy and field work.)Percentage of time25 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Provide customer service to domestic and international clients as well as faculty and staff. Assist with client communication, education and outreach opportunities.Percentage of time25 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Perform accessioning of samples, diagnostic serology and bacteriology, data entry, reporting and filing of results and case review. Assist with other duties as required.Percentage of time25Posting Specific Questions
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