Research Technician

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Research Technician


Franklin College Biochemistry & Molecular Bio

About 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.

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Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

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Schedule will vary based upon research and experiments

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Location of Vacancy:

Athens 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]).

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Research Paraprofessional/Professional





Minimum 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:

Bachelor’s degree (biochemistry or biology) and two years of undergraduate experience or equivalent combination preferred. Undergraduate research experience including operation of basic lab equipment. Experience with mammalian cell culture and protein expression and purification. Work well with others and self-motivated to work with minimal supervision also preferred.

Position Summary:

Will assist and perform different laboratory tasks, including Plasmodium falciparum and mammalian cell in vitro cultures, and carry out basic molecular biology and biochemical experiments.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Molecular biology and biochemical experience.
Mammalian cell culture and BSL2 containment experience.
Computer competency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Experience with mammalian cell culture and protein expression and purification.

Physical Demands:

Will stand, walk and work in Biosafety cabinets for long periods of times (2-3 h).

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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.


Assist lab personnel with their ongoing projects as well as work on individual assignments. Duties will include drug screenings, in vitro resistance selection, prepare reagents, maintenance of Plasmodium falciparum cultures.

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Set up and maintain different mammalian cell lines to be used in ongoing projects.

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Support to standardize and perform experiments of protein expression-purification, enzymatic assays, and chemoproteomics. Analyze and report obtained results.

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Posted: 10/28/2020
Application Due: 12/27/2020
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