RESEARCH TECHNICIAN III

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Posting NumberS05004PWorking 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 (http://www.uga.edu/). 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

40 hours per week

Advertised Salary30,000Posting Date06/19/2020Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date07/01/2020Special 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 TechnicianFLSANon-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. Incumbent must have good communication skills and will report directly to the Research Manager and as a fully productive, cooperative team member.

“THIS POSITION IS GRANT FUNDED FOR UP TO THREE YEARS . CONTINUATION OF EMPLOYMENT, WHILE PROBABLE, IS NOT GUARANTEED.”

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. Sit or stand for long periods of time and use of repetitive actions during the entire work day.

3. Occasionally drive to pick up samples from the Medical school campus or the CDC, and campus errands.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?YesIs 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.

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities

Perform cell culture, media supernatant harvesting, protein purification, western blots, protein quantification, ELISA, maintain B cell hybridomas, monoclonal antibody assessment, processing human and animal blood samples.

Percentage of time35Duties/Responsibilities

Preparing culture media, reagents, buffers and other solutions. Support duties such as washing and autoclaving glassware, routine and preventative maintenance of lab equipment.

Percentage of time30Duties/Responsibilities

Lead technical aspects of research involving support BSL-2 laboratory activities as well as organizing BSL-2 schedules.

Percentage of time25Duties/Responsibilities

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 in lab. Occasionally drive to pick up samples from the Medical school campus or the CDC, and campus errands.

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