Student Assistant - Altizer

Job description

Posting Number:

G/R10570P

Working Title:

Student Assistant - Altizer

Department:

Ecology Dean's Office

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:

$10.00 per hour

Anticipated Start Date:

12/10/2020

Posting Date:

11/10/2020

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please send a current resume, which should include a short list of relevant coursework in ecology/biology/entomology, and a short (1/2 pg or less) cover letter describing research goals and past experience.

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:

Communicate with citizen science volunteers; assemble and mail sampling kits

Percentage of time:

20

Duties/Responsibilities:

Process parasite samples by microscopy

Percentage of time:

20

Duties/Responsibilities:

Handling and feeding of insects; set up and maintain experiments

Percentage of time:

20

Duties/Responsibilities:

Implement sterile procedures; clean laboratory supplies and equipment

Percentage of time:

20

Duties/Responsibilities:

Rearing and care of greenhouse plants

Percentage of time:

10

Duties/Responsibilities:

Data entry and record keeping

Percentage of time:

10

Classification Title:

Student Assistant

FLSA:

Non-Exempt

FTE:

.50

Position Summary:

The Altizer Lab in the Odum School of Ecology at UGA seeks to hire an undergraduate student to assist with ongoing research projects focused on interactions between monarch butterflies and a protozoan parasite, including: (1) Tracking parasites in monarch butterflies using citizen science data; (2) Experimental studies of host-parasite interactions in monarch butterflies. Students will help to collect and enter data, set up laboratory experiments, perform greenhouse work, and communicate with citizen scientists.
Interested students are expected to work 8-12 hours per week during the academic year and 10-20 hours during the summer months, with the opportunity to continue work beyond the current academic term. We especially encourage freshman and sophomores interested in working beyond the current academic year to apply.

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

HS diploma, working towards undergraduate degree in Biology, Ecology, Entomology, or related discipline

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

Knowledge of introductory biology, insect biology, basic microscopy, and MS office. Good writing and organizational skills and ability to communicate with the public. Attention to detail and adherence to sterile procedures are essential. Students should be comfortable handling plants and insects, and with basic microscopy.

Physical Demands:

Lifting up to 20 pounds, driving.

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: 11/11/2020
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