Research Professional III

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Posting NumberS05294PWorking TitleResearch Professional IIIDepartmentVPR-Skidaway Inst OceanographyAbout 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 websitewww.skio.uga.eduPosting TypeInternal (PEP)Retirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Monday – Friday, 8 hrs per day with occasional weekends; sea-going activities related to oceanographic data collection for up to three weeks at a time.

Advertised Salary$53,227Posting Date10/14/2020Open until filledNoClosing Date10/21/2020Proposed Starting Date11/12/2020Special Instructions to Applicants

You must be a current employee of The University of Georgia to be eligible for this position.

Location of VacancySavannah 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 Professional ADFLSAExemptJob FamilyFTE1.0Minimum Qualifications

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred QualificationsPosition Summary

This position will work with a Principal Investigator to conduct research in chemical oceanography for a 12-month period and is renewable on an annual basis contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of research funding. Responsibilities will include performing chemical analysis on aerosol samples with a focus on trace element geochemistry. Specifically, the professional will be responsible for the preparation of research materials (e.g. sample filters, plasticware, acids, and reagents), coordinating shipment to field sites in Hawaii, and subsequent chemical analysis on the Perkin Elmer Nexion 300D quadrupole ICP-mass spectrometer at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Degree from an accredited college or university in Oceanography or related discipline.

Experience working in a trace metal oceanographic research laboratory.

Knowledge of complex laboratory skills.

Knowledge of GEOTRACES program sampling protocols.

Knowledge of the Perkin Elmer Nexion 300D quadrupole ICP-mass spectrometer integrated with the Elemental Scientific Inc. SeaFAST S2 sample introduction system.

Ability to participate in sea-going activities related to oceanographic data collection for up to three weeks at a time.

Ability to understand and interpret scientific information (data and technical manuals).

Ability to prepare manuscripts, reports, and grant proposals.

Ability to work independently.

Physical Demands

Operate in a variety of conditions, climate controlled and outdoor environments. Driving.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?YesIs 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?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.



Support the daily operation of the laboratory including ordering and tracking materials and supply inventories, laboratory safety, and laboratory waste management. Perform a range of technical chemical analyses; data and record keeping and complex data analysis.

Percentage of time50Duties/Responsibilities

Preparation of manuscripts, reports, and grant proposals; dissemination of research results through presentations at science conferences and in the peer-reviewed literature.

Percentage of time10Duties/Responsibilities

Assist and provide supervision and training to undergraduate students, graduate students, and research associates in all aspects of the ongoing research.

Percentage of time10Duties/Responsibilities

Travel is needed to conduct fieldwork including going to sea for periods of up to three weeks and attendance at scientific meetings; operate vehicles and laboratory equipment in a safe, technically correct manner; follow standardized GEOTRACES research protocols without supervision. Other duties as assigned and appropriate.

Percentage of time30Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * Are you a current employee of the University of Georgia?
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    • Yes
  2. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
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    2. Cover Letter




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    Posted: 10/15/2020
    Application Due: 10/22/2020
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