Visiting Research Professional I

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Visiting Research Professional I


CAES Horticulture Research Georgia

About 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.

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Griffin Area

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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.


Field Research to include manual labor equipment operations and data collection. Coordinate field research activities with Field Research Services and Branch Station personnel; also for conducting research to determine critical bud temperatures for peaches; collaborating with Project Leader to translate extension publications to Spanish.

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Modify field and laboratory experimental procedures and inform Project Leader of changes when necessary.

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Temporary Technical Paraprofessional





Position Summary:

Peach is one of the most important crops in the state of Georgia. The Peach Research and Extension Program is currently located in the Griffin Campus. The University of Georgia Griffin campus was first established as the Georgia Experiment Station in 1888 as a center for innovation in agricultural research. The University of Georgia – Griffin Campus Faculty and staff perform research and extension in several crops. Griffin campus is located approximately 40 miles south of Atlanta, GA and 64 miles north-west of Byron, GA. This is about 40-50 miles north of the major peach producing areas in Georgia, which makes this campus a prime location for Peach Research and Extension for Georgia and the southeastern US.

The visiting research professional I will be working at UGA – Griffin Campus. This position will help the Peach Research and Extension Program with research activities to increase profitability and new management practices for the peach industry in Georgia and the Southeastearn US. The work done by this position will include working in research projects funded by the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Peaches. Other activities will include translation to Spanish of extension related publications, peach blog establishment and modification, laboratory analyses of fruit quality based on brix and acidity, and greenhouse maintenance of plants.

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Able to bend and lift at least 50 pounds, use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Able to work in a laboratory for multiple hours a day. Duties also require intermittent out-of-town travel to research plots during the weekday.

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Posted: 12/28/2019
Application Due: 6/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time