Research Technician III

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Posting Details

Posting NumberS03949PWorking TitleResearch Technician IIIDepartmentVet 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 PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm

Advertised Salary28,477Posting Date09/13/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date09/30/2019Special 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 Grade052FLSANon-ExemptJob 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

Incumbent will be responsible for support of BSL-2 laboratory activities. Incumbent is responsible for the laboratory support duties such as washing and autoclaving glassware, routine and preventative maintenance of lab equipment. The incumbent will be responsible for preparing culture media, reagents, buffers and other solutions. Incumbent will be expected to order, stock and inventory supplies as needed; maintain a clean and sterile lab environment; assist with administration duties such as package shipping and receiving, mail retrieval, answering phones and processing visitors. Have good communication skills and will report directly to the Research Manager and as a fully productive, cooperative team member.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Ability to work well with others in the lab group.
Basic laboratory skills, including sterile technique, cell culture and basic analytical skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Detail oriented and accurate.
Ability to learn and acquire new skills in a fast paced environment.
Ability to multi-task and prioritize work assignments with little supervision.
Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

Physical Demands

1. Lift and carry up to 15 pounds, both assisted and unassisted.
2. Communicate effectively via telephone, email, and in person to varied stakeholders.
3. Utilize computer technology for all applications in a manner that meets performance expectations.
4. 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.



Designing and executing research experiments and protocols under guidance of the PI (PI will assist the Research Tech III in designing the experiment). Conducts complex research experiments as assigned by supervisor. Follows concise lab protocols to process samples under precise requirements from sponsor or research dollars. Work with multiple investigators within the department in their respective field. Job duties will vary with each investigator. Professionally communicate with investigators, sponsors, and colleagues concerning the affected work flow, time limitations, and project status.

Percentage of time40 Duties/Responsibilities


Perform laboratory maintenance duties such as autoclaving, dishwashing, and technical equipment maintenance. Maintains inventory of chemicals, media and other supplies through the UGAmart. Prepares culture media, chemicals, reagents and solutions. Proper disposal of biohazardous waste. Maintain a clean and sterile lab environment; assist with research associated administration duties such as package shipping and receiving.

Percentage of time30 Duties/Responsibilities


Maintain accurate record with every aspect of research projects. Assist with literature searches and file management. Prepare data reports.

Percentage of time20 Duties/Responsibilities


Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Percentage of time10Posting 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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