Research Technician

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Posting NumberS04952PWorking TitleResearch TechnicianDepartmentPharmacy Pharm & Biomedical SciencesAbout 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

To be determined by supervisor but typically is 9 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Friday.

Advertised SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosting Date08/12/2020Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date09/02/2020Special 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 TitlePhysical Science TechnicianFLSAJob FamilyFTE1.0Minimum 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 person will handle protein purification for several of the projects and maintain cell culture tissue. They will also be involved with yeast selection.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

This person will handle protein purification for several of the projects and maintain cell culture tissue. They will also be involved with yeast selection.

Physical Demands

Stand for long periods of time, lift approximately 25 pounds, and walk at least 1 mile.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?NoIs 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.



Expression and purification of recombinant proteins using mammalian, bacterial and possibly insect cell cultures or yeast.

Percentage of time40Duties/Responsibilities

Chromatographic protein purification.

Percentage of time25Duties/Responsibilities

Molecular Biology (e.g. PCR, vector generation), Protein Characterization and analytics (e.g. SDS-PAGE), and Lab managerial (e.g. ordering supplies, ensuring safety, service and maintain laboratory instruments of the lab).

Percentage of time30Duties/Responsibilities

Quality Assurance tasks – document review, SOP creation and revision, maintaining records, etc.

Percentage of time5Posting Specific Questions

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




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    Posted: 10/4/2020
    Application Due: 1/2/2021
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