Arnold Research Tech
Posting DetailsPosting NumberS05267PWorking TitleArnold Research TechDepartmentFranklin 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 (http://www.uga.edu/). 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
Genetics is the future and the past. The history and the promise of every organism is written in its DNA.
Geneticists are leading one of the major scientific revolutions of humankind, delving into the distant past and providing an unprecedented understanding of the biological world.
Our department offers a supportive and unique training environment across the full spectrum of genetics, bridging the disciplines of molecular genetics, development, genomics, and evolutionary biology.College/Unit/Department websitehttps://gene.franklin.uga.edu/Posting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information
M-F, 8a-5pAdvertised Salary$37,080Posting Date10/06/2020Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date10/19/2020Special Instructions to Applicants
Please provide a cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation.Location 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 TitleResearch 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 Qualifications
B.S. and work experience as technician.Position Summary
The technician is expected to develop a high-throughput imaging platform for Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) and sorghum roots to understand their interaction and to understand how the symbiosis affects plant biomass. Technician is expected to operate independently.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
Relevant/preferred education, experience, Licensure, Certifications: BS in the biological sciences, work experience in biological setting, work experience with plants and/or fungi.Physical Demands
Lift up to 50 lbs; will sit for long periods of time. Will use shovel to dig.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.Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Develop protocols for high throughput imaging of sorghum roots.Percentage of time40Duties/Responsibilities
Capture root images on over 20,000 sorghum plant root systems.Percentage of time40Duties/Responsibilities
Automate field collection of root specimens.Percentage of time10Duties/Responsibilities
Submit the images to an automated workflow system for analysis.Percentage of time10Posting Specific Questions
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