Graduate Research Assistant - Dutta (MS- Lab)

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Posting NumberG/R09995PWorking TitleGraduate Research Assistant - Dutta (MS- Lab)DepartmentCAES Plant PathologyAbout 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 Information

Up to 20 hours per week. Schedule to be determined by supervisor

Advertised Salary$24,600Anticipated Start Date01/01/2021Posting Date09/08/2020Closing DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Interested candidates may contact Dr. Bhabesh Dutta ([email protected]) with any questions regarding this position. Screening of candidates will begin on October 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Location of VacancyTifton 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]).


Please approximate the percentage of time spent on each task (out of 100%) during a typical work week. List these tasks in order of importance, with the most critical task coming first. Do not list more than 6 entries – do not go below 5% time per assigned duty.


Conduct research in the lab and in the field

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Conduct research in the greenhouse

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Collect and analyze data

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Writing and reporting of research

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Present results to the scientific community and for publication

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Classification TitleGraduate Research AssistantFLSAExemptUGA Job CodeJob FamilyFTE0.46975Minimum QualificationsPosition Summary

Conduct M.Sc.-level research in Plant Pathology to expand the research and extension program for Dr. Bhabesh Dutta. This will include laboratory and field studies documenting the effects of vegetable disease management practices. Data will be collected, analyzed, and prepared in an appropriate report format. Classes required of M.Sc students will also need to be completed in a timely and satisfactory manner.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in PositionKnowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Physical Demands

Light lifting, standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time. Driving.

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?YesDoes 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: 9/15/2020
    Application Due: 12/14/2020
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