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Posting NumberS05185PWorking TitlePHLEBOTOMIST (P/T)DepartmentVPR-Clinical Transl Rsch UnitAbout 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/Department

The Office of Research encourages and supports innovative interdisciplinary research, scholarship and creative activities that contribute to the physical, emotional and economic well-being of the people of Georgia, the nation and the world. Through partnerships and collaborations, we seek to share knowledge, increase innovation, and deliver the products of our research to the marketplace.

College/Unit/Department website TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityNon-Benefits EligibleFull/Part timePart TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Part-time hours between Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Evening hours may be included, depending on project.

Additional hours may be scheduled as needed at the supervisor’s discretion.

Advertised Salary$ 17.00Posting Date09/04/2020Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date09/22/2020Special 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 TitleAllied Health Technical/Paraprofessional/ProfessionalFLSANon-ExemptJob FamilyFTE.475Minimum 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

Position is anticipated to last 1-2 years in support of SPARTA project. Position conducts study visits that involve venipuncture, and may involve consenting participants, collecting data on other health indicators, measuring height and weight or other body measurements, collecting other biological samples, administering questionnaires or conducting other parts of the study visit. Study visits may be located at the unit or outside the unit (in Athens or around the state). Ability to travel is expected.
Position is also responsible for centrifuging blood samples and aliquotting collected blood samples, along with sending samples for testing or freezing samples. May be involved in study visit prep work, such as labeling blood tubes, as well as maintaining unit logs and other general unit tasks.
May be involved in recruitment of study participants, including screening and scheduling participants. Assists with study data entry and other administrative tasks as needed. May be involved with front-desk activities such as fielding phone calls and checking participants in and out.
Other tasks may be assigned as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or CompetenciesPhysical Demands

Sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying
up to 20 lbs.

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?YesDoes 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.



Conduct research study visits that involve venipuncture at or outside the Clinical and Translational Research Unit. Visits may also include consenting and/or collecting data on other health indicators, height and weight and other research study questions. Some visits may take place in other areas of the UGA campus or in other parts of Athens, or in counties across the state.

Percentage of time75Duties/Responsibilities

Administrative tasks such as study data entry and printing order set packets. Front-desk activities such as fielding phone calls and checking participants in and out. Possible recruitment/unit promotion activities including staffing events in the community. Possible recruitment of study participants, including screening and scheduling participants.

Percentage of time15Duties/Responsibilities

Study visit-related tasks, such as using centrifuge to spin blood, aliquotting and freezing collected blood samples, sending samples for testing, labeling blood tubes or stocking carts.

Percentage of time5Duties/Responsibilities

General unit or clinical maintenance tasks such as maintaining unit logs. Attend training during which the background of the project, goals of the research, and the protocol will be presented. Completing other trainings such as CITI training and lab training.

Percentage of time5Posting Specific Questions

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter
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      Posted: 9/8/2020
      Application Due: 12/7/2020
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