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Posting Details

Posting NumberS03955PWorking TitleRESEARCH PROFESSIONAL IIDepartmentVet Med Vaccines & Immunology 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 PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Monday to Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

Advertised SalaryCommensurate with experiencePosting Date09/13/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date09/27/2019Special 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 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 qualifications.

Preferred QualificationsPosition Summary

The Research Professional II will assist in research procedures in Biosafety Level II+ (BSLII+) containment environment, perform tissue cultures, immunologic assays, flow cytometry, PCR, DNA cloning in expression vectors, analysis and purification of recombinant proteins.

This position requires processing of infectious agents under BSLII+ laboratory procedures. The individual will operate laboratory equipment and computers (word processing/graphing/data analysis and statistics).


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Good analytical skills, attention to detail and strong communication skills.
Self-motivating and willing to work independently within a team environment.

Physical Demands

Lift and carry up to 25 pounds, both assisted and unassisted.
Communicate effectively via telephone, email, and in person to varied stakeholders.
Utilize computer technology for all applications in a manner that meets performance expectations.
Remember, organize, and consistently focus on a large amount of detail and come to appropriate conclusions.
Sit or stand for long periods of time and use of repetitive actions during the entire work day.

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, 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.



Conduct study related sample processing.

Percentage of time45 Duties/Responsibilities


General lab duties including execution of experiments. Perform and contribute to the design and modifications of research operating protocols; review and make modifications to standard laboratory operating procedures as needed.

Percentage of time20 Duties/Responsibilities


Perform data analyses and interpretation of research results; Prepare research results for laboratory presentations and external presentations including publications, grant applications and collaborations.

Percentage of time20 Duties/Responsibilities


Tissue culture, culturing bacteria and carrying out recombinant DNA techniques.

Percentage of time15Posting Specific Questions

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




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    Posted: 9/17/2019
    Application Due: 11/16/2019
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