Posting DetailsPosting Details Posting NumberS03713PWorking TitleResearch Tech--PetersonDepartmentVet Med Infectious DiseasesAbout 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
Monday-Friday, 8:00am—5:00pm. Some nights and/or weekends may be required based on research needs.Advertised Salary24,500--36,399Posting Date08/12/2019Open until filledNoClosing Date08/19/2019Proposed Starting Date09/02/2019Special 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 TitleResearch 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 qualifications.Preferred QualificationsPosition Summary
The employee will be responsible for research studies that focus on Plasmodium falciparum and other protozoan parasites. This will include growing the organisms in in-vitro culture, performing phenotypic analysis and purifying nucleic acids for genetic analysis. The applicant will also aid in the support of general BSL-2 laboratory activities and maintenance of laboratory equipment. This will include the preparation of laboratory reagents, sterilization of lab equipment, and routine maintenance of basic laboratory equipment. The applicant will also maintain laboratory records related to training and chemical inventory.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
Knowledge of general laboratory safety and lab procedures. Experience with DNA or protein gels, and PCR. Knowledge of sterile culture techniques.Physical Demands
Sitting or standing for extending periods of time. Lifting up to 40 lbs.Is driving a responsibility of this position?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? NoDoes 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.Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Research with Plasmodium falciparum including phenotypic and genetic analysis.Percentage of time70 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Lab maintenance—preparing media, autoclaving, dishwashing, equipment maintenance.Percentage of time25 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Maintenance of laboratory safety and chemical records.Percentage of time5Posting Specific Questions
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