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Posting NumberS05290PWorking TitleRESEARCH TECHNICIAN IIIDepartmentFranklin 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 ( 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

M-F, 8-5

Advertised Salary$33,674Posting Date10/13/2020Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date10/26/2020Special 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 TitleLife Science TechnicianFLSANon-ExemptJob FamilyResearch And LabFTE1.00Minimum 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 job will involve training new students (high school, undergraduate and graduate students) as well as new research technicians. This person will manage a laboratory by ordering consumables required for research activities as well as maintain laboratory stocks. They will also maintain laboratory equipment and coordinate repairs when failures occur. This person will also plant seeds and maintain plants in the growth room including maintaining a pest free growth room. Lastly, this person will prepare next-generation sequencing libraries and perform data management of sequenced runs including basic analyses including alignments.

This position involves the ability to design, analyze and interpret data. One major goal of this research position is to identify protein: DNA interactions in a scalable manner. This person needs to be familiar with DAP-seq, in vitro transcription and translation protocols as well as protein purification, immunoprecipitation as well as submission of sequencing samples to the GGF. This person will then be responsible for downloading of data as well as alleging data to a reference genome and identify protein: DNA interactions including their DNA motifs.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Knowledge of next generation sequencing library preparation; linux command line capabilities; excellent communication and management skills.

Physical Demands

Lift 50 lb soil bags; Sit and stand for extended periods of time.

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?YesDoes 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.



Generating Next Generation Sequencing Libraries – this member of the team will oversee organizing, preparing, and analyzing Next Generation libraries for ongoing research.

Percentage of time45Duties/Responsibilities

Supervising Lab Members – This position will supervise 3 lab members. This will involve hand on training and monitoring the progress of these individuals, as well as preparing them for future supervisory positions.

Percentage of time30Duties/Responsibilities

Lab Maintenance – This includes doing/delegating the following tasks: Maintenance of equipment, ordering lab supplies, troubleshooting protocols, advancing/updating protocols, maintaining inventory, managing hazardous waste, and grow room maintenance.

Percentage of time15Duties/Responsibilities

Processing and Analyzing Data – This team member will use bioinformatic techniques to organize, store, and analyze data for the lab.

Percentage of time10Posting Specific Questions

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        Posted: 10/15/2020
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