Necropsy Laboratory Assistant

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Posting NumberG/R10348PWorking TitleNecropsy Laboratory AssistantDepartmentVet Med 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 ( 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 Date11/02/2020Posting Date10/13/2020Closing 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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).


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.


- Receive and accession animal carcasses submitted for necropsy.
- Assist pathologists, residents, and veterinary students during necropsy
- Clean and maintain the necropsy facilities.
- Help take digital photographs of animals during necropsy as needed by the pathologist on duty.
- Retrieve necropsy tissues as directed by pathologists and distribute them to appropriate laboratory.
- Assist lab staff with disposal and incineration of carcasses

Percentage of time90Duties/Responsibilities

- Perform weekend/holiday necropsy duties as assigned.
- Other duties as assigned by Section head.

Percentage of time10Position Details

Classification TitleWork Study StudentFLSANon-ExemptUGA Job CodeJob FamilyFTE.50Minimum QualificationsPosition Summary

Position includes but not limited to carcass intake, post-necropsy cleaning/disinfection, assisting residents and pathologists with intra-lab sample delivery in a timely manner, disposing of carcasses, assisting with incineration/cremation, keeping laboratory stocked.

The job requires the ability to work in a biosafety level 2 lab. Student needs be comfortable performing tasks that the lab staff, pathologists, and residents my need while working. May include but not limited to the necropsy of animals as well as the disposal of bodies.

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

Current rabies vaccination or ability to obtain.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Acrobat), great organizational skills, self-motivated, good with numbers, attention to detail, verbal and written communication skills, will work with several different people.

Physical Demands

Lift 50 lbs.

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?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)YesPosting Specific Questions

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    1. Resume/CV
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      Posted: 10/15/2020
      Application Due: 10/21/2020
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