Laboratory Technician-Easley

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Posting NumberS05313PWorking TitleLaboratory Technician-EasleyDepartmentPublic Health Environmental Health ScienceAbout 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 websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Monday – Friday
8:00AM – 5:00PM

Advertised SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosting Date10/21/2020Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date01/01/2021Special 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 TitleLaboratory 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 Qualifications

Demonstrated knowledge in basic biology, genetics, math, chemistry, and laboratory skills. Will work with others and will train others once the candidate becomes familiar with the techniques. Most importantly, the candidate will be passionate about science/research and is willing to work in a team environment.

Position Summary

This research position is for a stem cell laboratory working with non-human and human pluripotent stem cells. This position requires extensive work in deriving induced pluripotent stem cells, culturing pluripotent stem cells, and differentiating pluripotent stem cells into spermatogenic lineages. Additionally this position will work in biochemical, genetic, and epigenetic assays to validate pluripotency and proper differentiation. The position involves occasional work during weekends or off-hours depending on the project and the schedule of the experiments. Additionally this position will entail ordering supplies through UGAmart and driving to the different labs/field to pick samples.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or CompetenciesPhysical Demands

Standard for a typical lab environment.
Lift 30 lbs.

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)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.

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities

Working with non-human and human pluripotent stem cells. Deriving induced pluripotent stem cells, culturing pluripotent stem cells, and differentiating pluripotent stem cells into spermatogenic lineages. Work in biochemical, genetic, and epigenetic assays to validate pluripotency and proper differentiation.

Percentage of time50Duties/Responsibilities

Manage chain of custody and management of samples between laboratories affiliated with this project.

Percentage of time25Duties/Responsibilities

Lab safety, ordering, data analysis, working collaboratively in a team with faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students. Driving to the different labs or field to pickup samples.

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    Posted: 10/22/2020
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