Laboratory Technician

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Posting NumberG/R08637PWorking TitleLaboratory TechnicianDepartmentFACS Textiles, Merch & InteriorsAbout 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 websiteEmployment TypeEmployeeAdditional Schedule InformationAdvertised Salary$12.00/hourAnticipated Start Date09/17/2020Posting Date08/27/2020Closing DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EOO 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]).


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Performs experiments for a research project, including performing literature searches, designing experimental plans and analyzing data and interpreting results, and also preparing relevant manuscripts, reports, and/or presentations.

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Manage the purchasing of chemical supplies and inventory records. Manages handling and disposal of hazardous waste materials. Organizes the laboratory supplies and equipment as needed.

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Other duties as assigned.

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Classification TitleTemporary Technical ParaprofessionalFLSANon-ExemptUGA Job CodeJob FamilyFTE.50Minimum QualificationsPosition Summary

This is a position in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. The position will be performing experiments for a research project on a novel method of dyeing and finishing of textiles with different colors and functional particles. It will also be managing laboratory inventory and waste disposal.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position

Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Standard laboratory skills. Skill in operating and maintaining laboratory instruments. Ability to work well with others. Ability to organize and report data. Ability to communicate effectively. Critical thinking skills. Strong organizational skills.

Physical Demands

Lift objects up to 25 lbs.

Is 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? NoIs driving a requirement of this position?Does 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)YesPosting Specific Questions

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      Posted: 8/29/2020
      Application Due: 10/28/2020
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