Laboratory Research Assistant

Job description

Posting Number:

G/R10425P

Working Title:

Laboratory Research Assistant

Department:

Warnell AD Research

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 (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.

Employment Type:

Employee

Additional Schedule Information:

20 hours per week

Advertised Salary:

$9-$13 hourly

Anticipated Start Date:

11/09/2020

Posting Date:

10/26/2020

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Location of Vacancy:

Athens 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]).

Duties/Responsibilities:

Collecting field data

Percentage of time:

30

Duties/Responsibilities:

Sorting and identifying samples

Percentage of time:

50

Duties/Responsibilities:

Performing data entry

Percentage of time:

10

Duties/Responsibilities:

Microscope work

Percentage of time:

10

Classification Title:

Student Assistant

FLSA:

Non-Exempt

FTE:

.5

Position Summary:

Assist graduate students, professor, and laboratory coordinator with various research projects that are ongoing in the laboratory and in the field. This will entail field collecting of insect samples, correct preparation and preservation of specimens, sorting insects in the lab, cleaning and maintain field equipment, data entry, and microscope work.

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

Bachelor’s degree or currently enrolled student preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

Ability to use and enter data into Excel.
Ability to multitask in order to work on several projects at once.
Flexibility in schedule.

Physical Demands:

Work in extreme temperatures and endure hiking to collect trap samples located throughout the state. Lifting up to 50lb boxes of traps and/ or lures occasionally. Travel long distances to collect samples that are in various regions of the Southeast and partake in overnight trips periodically. Performing monotonous tasks such as looking through a microscope in the laboratory for hours at a time.

Is this a Position of Trust?:

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? :

No

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

Is driving a requirement of this position?:

Yes

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

No

 

 

 

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