Lab Technician II

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Posting NumberS05210PWorking TitleLab Technician IIDepartmentFranklin College Genetics DepartmentAbout 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

9am-5pm, Monday-Friday (negotiable)

Advertised Salary$28,000Posting Date09/11/2020Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date10/01/2020Special 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 TitleLaboratory Paraprofessional/ProfessionalFLSANon-ExemptJob 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 QualificationsPosition Summary

This is an entry-level research technician position in a molecular plant
genetics laboratory. Primary duties will include preparing genomic libraries
for Next-Generation Sequencing and performing molecular techniques at the
bench for projects in our lab. Additionally, this position involves laboratory
maintenance tasks including organizing the lab, taking inventory, placing
orders, and general upkeep.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Communicates effectively via email and in person. Utilizes computer technology in a manner that meets expectations. Learns quickly. Detail oriented. Organized and able to keep track of multiple tasks, duties, and
projects. Highly focused on the task at hand. Can work equally well independently or as a team to complete projects.

Physical Demands

Lift and carry up to 50 lbs. Sit or stand for long periods of time and use repetitive actions during the entire workday. Use micropipettes and perform repetitive movements with their hands.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?NoIs this a Position of Trust?NoDoes 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)NoCredit 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.



Library preparation. Can include genomic DNA libraries, bisulfite libraries, RNA-seq, DAP-seq, and ChIP-seq libraries. Maintaining sample inventory, preparing inputs, making the libraries, checking library quality, pooling samples and submitting orders for sequencing.

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Routine techniques for projects in the lab. Can include planting and maintaining seed lines, genotyping plants using PCR, and working with BSL1 bacteria toward directed projects.

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Laboratory maintenance, organization, and inventory.

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Isolation of nucleic acids. Collecting tissue from plants and extracting DNA and RNA from tissue using established protocols.

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Management of sequencing data. Includes downloading the data, using the command line to organize data for long-term storage, and notifying lab members when the data is available for their use.

Percentage of time10Posting Specific Questions

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter
    Optional Documents




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      Posted: 9/15/2020
      Application Due: 12/14/2020
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