Laboratory Technician

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Posting NumberS05282PWorking TitleLaboratory TechnicianDepartmentPharmacy Clinical & Admin PharmacyAbout 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

8am-5pm Monday-Friday, some weekends and holidays may be required.

Advertised Salary$39,648.00Posting Date10/08/2020Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date11/01/2020Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAugusta 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 QualificationsPosition Summary

This position is responsible for the conduct of cell culture and assist in animal experiments relating to the models of lung injury. Specifically, job duties will include performing biological sample preparation, DNA and/or RNA extraction, RT-PCR, real-time PCR, exposing mice to bacteria, working with bacterial cultures, preparing reagents and buffers, immuno-histochemistry assay, processing of mouse samples as needed, and other experiments as directed by the Principal Investigator. Other responsibilities include data collection, data entry, assistance with maintaining molecular laboratory supplies and stock solutions and communicating results with other members of the lab team.

This is a limited term position with funding through 6/30/2021.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Standard laboratory skills as well as experience with molecular biological techniques. Ability to organize and report data and prepare summaries. General computer knowledge, including the ability to use spreadsheets. Good communication and time management skills as well as the ability to work with multiple labs to complete tasks.

Physical Demands

Position involves frequent movement to various places, occasionally involving operating heavy equipment. The position will involve extensive use of a biosafety cabinet and sitting in place for long periods of time. Lift up to 50lbs.

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.



Assist in laboratory research at the bench that will be used for publications in scientific journals or grant proposal applications. Duties will include cell culture, molecular cloning, RNA/protein expression analysis using real-time PCR, western blotting, or ELISA.

Percentage of time40Duties/Responsibilities

Interpret, manage, and analyze research data. Duties will include data analysis, data interpretation, performing basic statistical tests, and presentations using PowerPoint slides in the laboratory meetings and journal clubs.

Percentage of time20Duties/Responsibilities

Manage mice colonies and necessary equipment/supplies to perform animal research studies. Under supervision, maintenance of mouse colonies including breeding, timed breeding, collection of samples for genotyping, weaning, aging and sexing of pups, and retiring of mouse colonies.

Percentage of time15Duties/Responsibilities

Responsible for inventory of research supplies, chemicals, and equipment maintenance, including interacting with salespersons. The individual is also responsible for ensuring biosafety compliance, enforcing cleanliness, and other laboratories best practices.

Percentage of time15Duties/Responsibilities

Supervision and training of undergraduate or graduate workers, and other laboratory duties as needed. Provide essential laboratory safety guidance and training for the students.

Percentage of time10Posting Specific Questions

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      Posted: 10/9/2020
      Application Due: 1/7/2021
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