Temporary Lab/Research Assistant- Mitchum

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Posting NumberG/R05222PWorking TitleTemporary Lab/Research Assistant- MitchumDepartmentCAES 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 (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/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websiteEmployment TypeEmployeeAdditional Schedule InformationAdvertised SalaryAnticipated Start Date10/26/2020Posting Date10/12/2020Closing DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens 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.


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.


Care for plants and/or pathogen cultures

Percentage of time20Duties/Responsibilities

Assist with lab protocols

Percentage of time10Duties/Responsibilities

Assist with lab maintenance and chores: wash glassware, supplies, prepare basic solutions, and media, take away trash, etc.

Percentage of time10Duties/Responsibilities

Conduct research in the lab

Percentage of time40Duties/Responsibilities

Collect and analyze data

Percentage of time10Duties/Responsibilities

Supervision of student worker, undergraduate students that assist with research

Percentage of time10Position Details

Classification TitleTemporary Technical ParaprofessionalFLSANon-ExemptUGA Job CodeJob FamilyFTE1.00Minimum QualificationsPosition Summary

Research and experiment facilitation in field of study
Greenhouse assistance to include plant care, field research assistance, sample collection, labeling, and basic lab protocols and maintenance.
Research program support to include but not limited to collection and recording of data and assist with developing reports.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position

Bachelor’s degree
Technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Lab and research knowledge and skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills

Physical Demands

Standing, lifting, enduring outside and/or inside elements for extended periods of time.
Minimal lifting/bending in the normal operations of a typical office/lab environment.

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)NoPosting Specific Questions

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    Posted: 10/13/2020
    Application Due: 1/11/2021
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