Research Tech III Kojo

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Posting NumberS04129PWorking TitleResearch Tech III KojoDepartmentFranklin College Cellular Biology DepartmentAbout 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

Typically 8-5, M-F

Advertised SalaryCommensurate with experiencePosting Date10/09/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date11/11/2019Special 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 TitleLife Science TechnicianPay GradeFLSAJob FamilyFTE1.00Minimum 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

This position will be involved with research related to molecular parasitology and anti-parasite drug discovery. Duties include design, performance, and analysis of experiments, training of students, and other lab-related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Laboratory management, recombinant DNA, cell culture, handling of mice

Physical Demands

Standing for long periods of time while performing experiments.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?Is 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.



Infection of mice with Trypanosoma and treatment with drugs

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Invitro culture of trypanosomes

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Chemical inventory of laboratory and other laboratory management

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Design and perform DNA cloning experiments.
Assemble weekly progress reports.

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Train and supervise undergraduate students.
Order supplies.

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Maintain inventory for freezer and liquid nitrogen.

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. List of References with Contact Information
    Optional Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Unofficial Letters of Recommendation




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    Posted: 10/10/2019
    Application Due: 4/1/2020
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