Student assistant-Vasant

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Student assistant-Vasant


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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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Athens Area

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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]).


-Washing glassware/plasticware by hand or by dishwasher.
-Filling and/or sterilizing pipette tips, tubes, glassware, media, buffers, etc.
-Processing biohazard waste following established lab procedures.
-Making media, common buffers, aliquoting reagents, etc.

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-Helping to maintain lab organization (including database entries) and cleanliness as requested.
-Occasionally unpacking incoming supplies.
-Lab procedures if ability and time allows may include: plasmid DNA preps, PCR, gel electrophoresis (DNA and/or protein), DNA cloning, etc.

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Student Assistant





Position Summary:

Student lab assistant position to help maintain parasitology lab (malaria).

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

MS Excel and Word. Willing to communicate work related issues and information with relevant co-workers.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

General familiarity with a lab where chemical safety is important. Helpful to have some familiarity with cell culture and molecular biology to understand needs and work flow in the lab. Useful coursework includes: biology, chemistry, cellular biology, molecular biology, microbiology and/or parasitology.

Physical Demands:

standing for long periods of time. Lift and carry up to 25lb (essential lab equipment)

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


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





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Posted: 11/13/2020
Application Due: 1/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time