Research Technician

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Posting NumberS04938PWorking TitleResearch TechnicianDepartmentFranklin College Biochemistry & Molecular BioAbout 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

Possible hours: 8 AM – 6 PM Mon-Fri with some occasional overnight and weekend hours

Advertised Salary$28,000 - $32,000Posting Date04/28/2020Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date05/18/2020Special 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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification TitleLife Science TechnicianFLSAJob 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 Qualifications

A preferred candidate will have significant experience with protein expression and purification using a eukaryotic host organism.

Position Summary

The person in this position will work with a postdoctoral associate to obtain and process specific white blood cell populations. One aspect of the position will be travelling to multiple partner hospitals in Augusta and Atlanta to obtain these materials. Once obtained, the cells will be processed in our lab on the main UGA campus in Athens. Another responsibility of the position will be preparing DNA for recombinant protein expression using human embryonic kidney cells, expressing, purifying and characterizing the proteins. Maintaining a positive and supportive working environment is a requirement.

This position is funded by external resources and is subject to terminate when funding is no longer available.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

B.S. in Biochemistry, Chemistry or related field.
2 years experience with molecular biology techniques.
Basic molecular biology skills, excellent sterile technique.
Significant experience with protein expression and purification using a eukaryotic host organism.

Physical Demands

Perform biochemistry experiments in a laboratory. This includes working at a laboratory bench and desk, reaching into equipment including incubators as well as transferring reagents to other rooms.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?NoIs this a Position of Trust?YesDoes 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)YesCredit 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.



Obtain and process primary human leukocytes from Augusta and Atlanta. This will include working with blood from donors to isolate individual leukocyte populations and validation.

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DNA cloning, protein expression, protein characterization. This will include expressing multiple proteins using multiple expression platforms followed by purification

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General laboratory maintenance (test eyewashes, prepare disposables, discard lab waste, etc). Each laboratory member contributes to lab maintenance.

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter
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      Posted: 4/29/2020
      Application Due: 10/26/2020
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