Research Professional III - Engineering Res

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Posting NumberS03937PWorking TitleResearch Professional III - Engineering ResDepartmentCAES Plant PathologyAbout 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 PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM. Some evenings and weekends possible.

Advertised SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosting Date09/10/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date10/01/2019Special 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.

Classification TitleResearch Professional ADFLSAExemptJob FamilyFTE1.00Minimum Qualifications

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree and some experience or equivalent combination of Bachelor’s degree plus experience and skills.
Doctorate’s Degree

Position Summary

This is a privately funded project. The incumbent will focus on utilizing a variety of modern approaches to engineer novel resistance to cyst and root-knot nematodes in crop plants. This position is heavily technology-driven.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Lab and research knowledge and skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Proven publication record

Physical Demands

Minimal lifting/bending in the normal operations of a typical office/lab environment.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?YesIs 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? 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, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)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.



The incumbent will care for plants required for executing research experiments. This will involve tissue culture, planting, watering, and harvesting of seed.

Percentage of time5Duties/Responsibilities

He/she will conduct research to manipulate nematode and plant genes to engineer novel forms of nematode resistance. The incumbent will handle and analyze genomic and/or transcriptomic datasets, transform plants, and use a variety of modern molecular and genetic approaches.

Percentage of time75Duties/Responsibilities

He/she will collect data from experiments and analyze it directly and in collaboration with the PI.

Percentage of time10Duties/Responsibilities

The incumbent is expected to summarize and regularly discuss research results in both written and oral format with the PI.

Percentage of time5Duties/Responsibilities

The incumbent will supervise student workers that assist with research in the laboratory.

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  3. List of References with Contact Information
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    Posted: 9/11/2019
    Application Due: 11/10/2019
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