Research Technician

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number S03387P Working Title Research Technician Department Pharmacy Pharm & Biomedical Sciences 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 College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information

Typically Monday through Friday 9 to 6

Advertised Salary Commensurate with Experience Posting Date 06/18/2019 Open until filled No Closing Date 06/25/2019 Proposed Starting Date 08/01/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Athens 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 Title Research Paraprofessional/Professional Pay Grade FLSA Job Family FTE 1.0 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 qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications Position Summary

Synthetic chemistry position. In this appointment, the employee will be responsible for providing synthetic chemistry support for small molecular drug discovery and medicinal chemistry optimization. The employee will participate in planning, designing and conducting highly technical synthetic chemical operations under the supervision of a Principal Investigator and will analyze research data, provide interpretations, contribute to the development of research documentation for publications and provide technical reports, papers, and records.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Physical Demands

Stand for long periods of time, walk up to one mile, and lift approximately 25 pounds.

Is 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? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No 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.



Contribute to research progress on projects combining methods development and multiple-step synthesis directed at the design, synthesis and characterization of complex bioactive small molecules.

Percentage of time 30 Duties/Responsibilities


Participate in planning, designing and conducting highly technical research projects under the direction of a supervisor.

Percentage of time 20 Duties/Responsibilities


Synthesize, purify, characterize, and test complex compounds and analogs. Contribute to progress reports, grant applications and publications derived from project data.

Percentage of time 20 Duties/Responsibilities


Maintain external awareness of scientific discipline through familiarity with current scientific literature. Operate and maintain scientific equipment. Observe appropriate safety requirements. Communicate regularly and in a timely fashion with the PI regarding research and other issues relevant to the operation of the laboratory. Assist with the supervision of junior members of the laboratory. Other duties as assigned by PI.

Percentage of time 30 Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter




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Posted: 6/19/2019
Application Due: 6/27/2019
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